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Our Leadership

We have had the blessing of having world class leadership both from our strong heritage all the way to our newest director. Get to know our leaders below.

 
Founder

Founder

Rev. David Wilkerson

The late Rev. David Wilkerson was our Founder but also one of the most prophetic voices America has ever seen. Not only did he have the vision for Teen Challenge but also Times Square Church and many other ministries. His legacy and fingerprint on our ministry will continue to be seen long into the future.

President

President

Rev. Don Wilkerson

Rev. Don Wilkerson worked with his brother Rev. David Wilkerson in the earliest days to build Teen Challenge as well as see it grow all over the nation and the world. He is the author of several books and continues to write, and speak at ministries all over the world in addition to providing leadership to Brooklyn TC.

Program Director

Program Director

Rev. Paul Burke

Rev. Paul Burke is the Program Director of Brooklyn Teen Challenge. He has served in Teen Challenge for over ten years and is also a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God.

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Joshua Loiola

Program Manager

Josh serves as the program manager here at Brooklyn Teen Challenge. He graduated the men’s residential program in May 2015 and has worked here ever since. There is nothing he loves more than seeing the lives of men being changed for the glory of God.

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Alex Willis

Intake Coordinator

Alex Willis is the Intake Coordinator for Brooklyn Teen Challenge. Alex struggled most of his life with addiction and heavy drug use which landed him at the doorsteps of Teen Challenge years ago. Prior to coming to Brooklyn, Alex completed the program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Alex was called to Brooklyn Teen Challenge School of Ministry and has been serving at BTC ever since. Alex’s main objective is to introduce broken people to Jesus, get them enrolled into the program and help them cultivate a life free from addiction.

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Taylor Klavas

Development Director

TJ has a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Healthcare Administration and was affiliated with Milwaukee Teen Challenge for 2 years and Brooklyn Teen Challenge since July of 2017. Currently, in his role as Development Director, he has the privilege of providing inspiration to the team as they work to meet fundraising goals, building and maintaining relationships with donors and churches and creating program awareness throughout New York City and beyond. Furthermore, he is pursuing pastoral education through Global University and the Brooklyn Teen Challenge School of Ministry. TJ’s prayer is to one day coach and mentor inner-city youth as he demonstrates to them his commitment to Jesus Christ and the hope of a drug-free future

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Evan Shorey

Outreach Director / Creative Director

Evan Shorey is the outreach and creative director for Brooklyn Adult and Teen Challenge. His passion is to introduce the worst of the worst that this world has to offer to the transforming power of the gospel. In 2010, he was radically changed by the ministry of Adult and Teen Challenge and knew then he was called to help others struggling with life controlling issues. Evan is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and has been on staff with Adult and Teen Challenge for six years. He is a credentialed minister and holds a bachelor’s degree in music business. Evan loves playing music, New York style pizza, cheering on Oklahoma college football, Thunder basketball, and doesn’t miss a Dallas Cowboys football game.

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Becky Sutherland

Controller

Becky serves as the Controller for Brooklyn Teen Challenge. She a product of Teen Challenge and the BTCSM graduating class of 2015. She has also completed her second phase of Global University and is on her way to her licensing through the Assembly of God. Becky also has a BA in Finance and Accounting from Kansas State University. Her favorite thing to do in Brooklyn is street ministry and loving on the lost.