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 Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Houston, concentrating in accounting and subsequently working as an accountant for various Fortune 500 companies in Houston before joining Teen Challenge. He and his wife Dolly, along with three daughters and 1 son, live in San Antonio.
Rachel Wallace Director
Rachel is a speaker and an ordained minister. She has been involved with the Adult & Teen Challenge since 2003. She is married to Rev. Garry Wallace who also works at Adult & Teen Challenge. Rachel’s heart is sharing God’s Word to build up and encourage those who are broken and to bring hope to the hopeless. They have three children, four grandchildren, a Great Dane named George, and two horses named Frankie and Nanci.