Dr. George M. Thomas President and Chief Executive Officer
George M. Thomas is President and CEO of Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas. George began as a volunteer in New England in 2003 – eventually serving the Connecticut program in administrative, teaching, and counseling capacities for 2 years. During this time, he was licensed as an AG minister and helped birth an inner-city, “Teen Challenge church” near the New Haven campus. In 2006, George became the business administrator for Teen Challenge USA in Springfield, MO. He earned his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. For his dissertation, George authored the Teen Challenge USA Best Practices Manual. With a passion to reach the 1.5 million drug and alcohol addicts in his home state of Texas, George joined Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas in June 2009. George’s spiritual gifts are teaching and administration and he finds the following traits as essential to working at Teen Challenge: dependence upon God, commitment to students, and ability to operate in a team environment. George earned his bachelor of science, majoring in Biology and Christianity, from Houston Baptist University. In 1999, he earned his Masters in Business Administration at University of Houston, concentrating in accounting and subsequently working as an accountant for various Fortune 500 companies in Houston prior to joining Teen Challenge. He and his wife Dolly, along with three daughters and 1 son, live in San Antonio.
Gregory Priest- Corpus Christi Men’s Director
Gregory responded to the call of God to rescue men and women from life-controlling problems such as drugs and alcohol the same year he graduated Teen Challenge Mid-America in 1988. This call quickly became a passion as the Holy Spirit directed Gregory to open men and women recovery programs in Pensacola, Florida; Brandon, Mississippi; Opelika, Alabama and Nitro, West Virginia. The call of God on Gregory’s life along with his experience in pastoral ministry and leadership and his passion for the hurting is evident in his commitment to leadership in this ministry. Gregory, an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God, and his wife, Becky, have four sons – Gregory Kent, Joshua, Aaron, Jeremy and one daughter – Bonnie.