Adult & Teen Challenge of Dallas

Adult & Teen Challenge- Dallas is a Faith-based solution for the substance epidemic. The mission of Teen/Life Challenge is to build bridges & restore hope.

Mission: Recovery begins with a change in behavior, and the elimination of binding life controlling habits. Adult & Teen Challenge provides a faith based solution to individuals of all ages with life controlling issues.

[03/19/20]   HI Friends,
Due to the C.Virus most services are cancelled, this greatly affects our income that keeps us going for food, utilities, salaries & the list goes on. PLEASE REMEMBER US at this time.

[01/08/20]   Reminder -folks giving through PayPal - they DO take out a fee. Giving through Givelify, they DO take out a fee.
The two below are the only ones that we know that do not take out a fee.
Giving through Face Book, NO FEE. Giving through the North Texas District, NO FEE. OF COURSE you can always send a check too.

#GivingTuesday is an opportunity for you to stand up for the causes that matter most to you and participate in the change you want to see in the world. For Adult Teen Challenge Dallas that starts with men who are overcoming their addictions in their life by the power of the Gospel and the Holy Spirit. Every gift you give through giving Tuesday goes directly back in the program to help make these men one day at a time. Bonus: All giving is tax exempt and their is no fees through Facebook giving campaign

Evangel, Teen Challenge Post Landmark Survey Results A recent survey conducted by Evangel University confirms strong success-rate numbers for Teen Challenge USA.

[10/18/19]   Just a note to those that would like to donate to Adult & TC, if you donate through Face Book, no fees are taken out, also through Amazon Smile, no fees.

Don’t miss the chance to hear some awesome testimonies and the men’s choir. Join them Friday night for the last graduation banquet of the year, and/or have them come bless your church

We are just a month out from our Last Graduation Banquet for the year. Includes a catered BBQ meal, live testimonies, and choir performances. Make plans to be there.

A flashback that isn't: EU set to require warning labels on Jewish products Some thinking doesn't appear to change

Adult & Teen Challenge of Dallas's cover photo

Adult & Teen Challenge of Dallas's cover photo

If you aren’t at the ATCD banquet or missed last week’s... it’s not too late to buy tickets for our September banquet!

[07/03/19]   Make plans to join us this Sunday at 10:45 for our annual Celebrate Freedom Sunday with the Adult and Teen Challenge Men's Choir and Rev. Paul Ecker!!! We'll all enjoy an all American meal of hot dogs/baked beans/potato salad, apple pie and Blue Bell ice cream following the worship service. We are collecting bathroom and kitchen cleaning supplies to bless the Adult and Teen Challenge ministry.

Invite a friend and come worship with us this Sunday!! Heritage A/G in McKinney, TX

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

SAGU was ranked amongst other distinguished, Christian universities for our online degree programs! To learn more, read the full article by Waxahachie Daily Light below.

NTD Council is in Full swing, ATCD serving night #1

Thank You First A/G @ Joshua for the donations..

ANSWERED PRAYERS as the ATCD men travel in a bit of style. THANK YOU!!!!

SO BLESSED by Dallas 1st AG.... check out Paul's reaction

Men's Ministries @ Lakeview Camp. Playing 9 square

THIS is what it is all about. Worshipping God, despite our imperfections, He still loves us and wants to have a relationship with us through Jesus Christ. We serve an unchangeable, unwavering, everlasting, mighty God - who can and wants to do more than we can ever imagine in us and through us! If you have any sort of life addiction, there is a place for you at Adult & Teen challenge- Dallas! Don't choose another day shackled to your sin and past- instead, seek freedom, ATCD can help! Call 972.223.2502 or 214.824.6181

GED Complete! WTG, Sebastian. To God be the Glory!!

Patching a hole at Gospel Lighthouse.

Sebastian working on his GED.

White Rhino Coffee + Kitchen chef began culinary career in drug recovery program

Check this story out. What an amazing testimony. Casey Mooney checked himself into rehab to escape a four-year drug habit one decade ago. Not only did the experience bring him sobriety and closer to God,

Doing some work for the school at Gospel Lighthouse.

Super Bowl Watch Party at ATCD!

Some people are ready for the Super Bowl.

Here at Adult & Teen Challenge of Dallas, we have the cleanest bowls in town. We're getting ready for the real world...

Plugging a flat tire. #lifeskills

Adult & Teen Challenge Men this past weekend at North Place Church's Hoppers concert!

Everyone does their part at ATCD. Some of the fellows doing their daily chores unto the Lord, with joy, in their hearts...

Remington Whitstine and Mike Lister

God ended 2018 in a big way. Thank you Lord for the lives touched and your salvation.

The end of the Ranch...

The beginning of a new year and bigger blessings ahead.

Wishing you each a Merry Christmas as you remember our Saviors birth, death, and resurrection!

Another choir performance and ministry provided by ATCD Friday night at First at Firewheel in Garland! Each man has a powerful testimony of what God is doing in his life through Adult &Teen Challenge Dallas!

Online Amazon Christmas shopping this holiday season? If so, did you know your purchases can make a difference? It's easy: AmazonSmile donates to Teen-Life Challenge of Dallas Inc when you do your holiday shopping at

[11/27/18]   Help Us Meet Our Goal!
It’s bold: $50,000 by midnight on #GivingTuesday, November 27th.
We can’t do it without you! It starts with a single click.

[11/26/18]   OBITUARY

Al "Big Al" Plaskoff

January 31, 1944 – November 24, 2018

Obituary of Al "Big Al" Plaskoff
PLASKOFF, Alvin (Big Al) Darrel of Dallas, Texas passed away on November 24, 2018 at the age of 74

WE POST THIS WITH UTMOST SADNESS. BIG AL WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY. HE HAS DONE THE TEEN CHALLENGE BANQUETS SINCE 1986. His daughter Lauran is now operating the business and doing a fantastic job.

#GivingTuesday, the antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Give back on Nov 27 by donating or creating your
own fundraiser for Adult & Teen Challenge Dallas. This year we are fundraising for new transportation. What's even more awesome, is every day (including #GivingTuesday), nonprofits using Facebook Payments to process donations pay no fee—100% of the donations go directly to ATCD.

Join us.

The ATCD Men clean up quite nice. Serving at the Festival of Plates-Sulphur Springs--11/9/2018.

Adult & Teen Challenge of Dallas's cover photo

Support Teen-Life Challenge of Dallas Inc by shopping at AmazonSmile.

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Teen-Life Challenge of Dallas Inc when you do your holiday shopping at When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Teen-Life Challenge of Dallas Inc. Support us every time you shop.

[11/01/18]   November is the month for us to give Thanks! Psalm 9:1 says, " I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."

What in your life is God doing thank you can lift His name in praise? Here's a sneak peek from the ATDC November Newsletter:

I AM THANKFUL that the Lord is working changes into
my heart and into my life. I AM THANKFUL for my
brothers in the program and for the support we give
each other. I AM THANKFUL for my family and loved
ones. The Lord has blessed me with wonderful people in
my life. I AM THANKFUL to the Lord for every single day
that I am sober. I AM THANKFUL to be receiving another
chance at life! - Brad

We are so thankful for our supporters!!

October is pastor's appreciation month. We want to honor and say THANK YOU to Paul & Linda Ecker for leading and serving the men and churches of North Texas for 36 years! Send them words of encouragement here or by mail at Adult & Teen Challenge of Dallas 1648 Axe Dr, Garland, TX 75041. And as always the best gift is you supporting this ministry through your generous prayers and donations so more lives can be transformed by the power of Jesus.

Click here to support New 15 Passenger Van organized by R Daniel Enriquez

Help us spread the word! Join the cause and let's keep the men moving forward. Teen Life Challenge of Dallas helps men with life controlling addictions experience freedom and healing. TLC relies upon the faithful and generous contributions of individuals and business who believe that there is hope for every person. Teen Life Challenge of Dallas is currently in desperate n...

[10/08/18]   As of September 2018, Teen Life Challenge of Dallas has had an official name change to Adult & Teen Challenge of Dallas! Thank you for your continued prayers, support, and generosity.

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Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
Sunday 10:00 - 13:00
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