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Adult and Teen Challenge USA

Wendy Buttacy

Chief Operating Officer


Tell us about your organization.

Our mission is to provide teens & adults freedom from addiction and other life-controlling issues through Christ-centered solutions.

Adult & Teen Challenge works on a Christ-centered model of drug and alcohol recovery. This means that we are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who come to our addiction recovery centers. We endeavor to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.

There are over 200 Adult & Teen Challenge residential programs throughout North America. Our Christian recovery centers offer a variety of programs that include drug addiction help, alcohol recovery, and services for youth, adults, and families.

What has your partnership with Evangel done for your organization?

Our partnership with Evangel has been a blessing to many staffers within our organization by making their educational goals accessible and affordable. EU also brought additional value to our FORGE Executive Development Program, by arranging for transfer credit for those who graduate the FORGE program.

Why would you recommend a partnership with Evangel to other organizations like yours?

The challenge for many in non-profit or para-ministries is access to quality, affordable education while working full-time. Evangel’s online degree completion and graduate programs allow us to champion education without compromising staff retention.

Evangel Temple – Jacksonville

James Price

Director of Church Connections


Tell us about your church/college.

Evangel Temple is an Assembly of God Church that is Multicultural and Multi Generational. We welcome all walks of life into a vibrant community of faith for families to grow and experience a life of significance in Jesus Christ.


What has your partnership with Evangel done for your church/college?

The College is a way to get discipled or to figure out what your God calling is through hands- on experience, working with experienced leaders and being challenged in a harmonious atmosphere.

Why would you recommend a partnership with Evangel to other churches?

The partnership has opened our eyes to understand that we are a part of a bigger picture.  We want to be a program that impacts our community through people from our congregation. Evangel University helps in creating an academic curriculum  for our students to reach our community and change OUR world.

I would recommend a partnership because students can learn on hand in their own church, while still receiving academic credit from an accredited university that can lead to a post secondary degree.

Branson R-IV School District

Dr. Mike Dawson

Executive Director, Instruction


Tell us about your school district.

Branson Public Schools sits in the heart of the Ozarks serving over 4,500 learners from PreK through 12th grade.  As a “Community Committed to Learning” we take pride in meeting the needs of our students by creating a school environment that fosters community and supports the physical, socio-emotional, and academic well-being of all students.  Branson is blessed to have over 400 employees linking arms to serve our students.

What has your partnership with Evangel done for your school district?

The initial goal of Branson’s partnership with Evangel University was to provide high quality professional development for teachers. However, after celebrating the first 19 teachers to graduate with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Leadership, the outcomes have far exceeded our initial goal. Graduates report they have a higher level of classroom confidence and more ownership of the district’s mission, vision, values and goals.

Why would you recommend a partnership with Evangel to other school districts?

If you’re looking for ways to retain teachers and increase teacher effectiveness, partnering with Evangel is a piece of the puzzle every district should explore. The team from Evangel is professional, responsive, flexible, and has made the process as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Bethesda Christian School

Fort Worth, TX

Sarah Remlinger

College and Career Coach


Tell us about your school.

Bethesda Christian School has been open for over 40 years serving ages infants ages 6 weeks through 12th grade.  Our mission is to partner with parents in providing a quality Christ-centered education preparing students for their God-given purposes. Our three distinctives are Character, Academics and Service.

What has your partnership with Evangel done for your school district?

An excitement has grown in our community with a university partnership that offers quality academics while embracing a biblical worldview. Dual Credit is something that our families wanted expanded. While we did have a couple of classes of dual credit, the majority were AP, so our community is excited with this expansion.

Why would you recommend a partnership with Evangel to other schools?

I have engaged with many university partnerships throughout the years in my positions in other states. Evangel is by far the most supportive and responsive to questions and concerns. It truly feels like a partnership rather than a box that has already been created by the university for the school to fit in. They respond to the unique circumstances and needs on an individual basis. It has truly been a blessing and would be for any school that is wondering if Evangel is right for them.