BRIANNA’S VICTORY BEGAN WITH A DESPERATE PLEA TO GOD Brianna started drinking and smoking when she was 12. When she was 15, she was shooting up heroin. “I was hanging out with all the wrong people because they were just as broken as I was,” she remembers. “I was hanging out with [...]
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THE NEW LIFE WITH RON BROWN DEVOTIONAL JOURNAL New Life is the promise of the New Testament and the story of tens of thousands of men and women since the founding of Southern California Teen Challenge in 1963. In his weekly video podcast series of encouraging one-minute New Life messages, [...]
Aloquese's Story Loneliness. When Aloquese thinks of her childhood, that’s one of the first things she remembers. She was five years old when her mom “just wasn’t there anymore.” The rules of the house became very strict. Aloquese was not free to make her own decisions. There was one decision, though, she could [...]
Nicky Cruz: “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation" The year was 1958. Nicky Cruz was a warlord with the Mau Maus, one of the most violent and ruthless gangs in Brooklyn. David Wilkerson was a small-town country preacher in Pennsylvania—but he had a heart for the lost and [...]
Enrique's Story Enrique grew up in an abusive home and started using drugs when he was only seven years old. His mother tried to keep the family together, but also suffered from abuse at the hands of Enrique’s dad, who one day took the children and disappeared. Enrique’s mom searched for her [...]
Michelle's Story: A Place of Second Chances As one of our supporters, I know you understand how destructive drug addiction is. For some, the lure of a drug’s empty promise can be very hard to resist. This was the case for Michelle. Michelle first came to us in 2012, bound by an addiction [...]
From Chaos to Redeemed: Michael Mericle's Story “God stepped into my life in the midst of the wreckage and the chaos that I had created and sought me out. ” - Michael As a 13-year-old growing up on Coronado Island, Michael followed his older brothers into the local beach culture. [...]
REFRESH Pastors’ Conference – Session Videos TCSC has a passion for supporting the pastors we partner with as together we reach into our communities to further the Kingdom of God. Each year, we host a pastors’ conference at Benedict Castle (home of Teen Challenge of Southern California) to encourage and refresh pastors from [...]
Elizabeth Goodban's Story Even though Elizabeth had been raised in a Christian home, she decided to go her own way and follow the party crowd. When she graduated from high school, she felt free to do whatever she wanted. Unfortunately, that included more poor decisions. She had two children over the next [...]
Jeff found himself in jail. Again. He’d exchanged the values he’d learned in a Christian home for a lifestyle centered in defiance and rebellion. He ran with new friends in a world centered around skateboarding. For him, it was a path that eventually led to a steady stream of drug use and bad decisions. [...]