Pastor Chuck Smith
“My heart breaks when I talk to mothers and fathers who are dealing with difficult situations with their teens. The unique set of challenges parents face when raising children today go far beyond anything that Kay and I experienced when our children were young. Technological advances and social media make it almost impossible to protect a child who is determined to go astray.
Abundant Life Academy (ALA) is a fully accredited, evangelical Christian boarding school that provides help and hope to parents of troubled teens. In my estimation, the work ALA is doing in restoring families and helping young people find their place in the family of God is tremendous.”
Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
About Pastor Chuck Smith
Pastor Chuck Smith started his Calvary Chapel ministry in 1965 in Costa Mesa, CA. The church started with just 25 people, but Pastor Smith quickly saw God blessing the ministry and it’s simple teaching, and the church grew.
Calvary Chapel now draws over 10,000 attendees weekly. Pastor Chuck’s genuine heart for the lost sparked a stirring of the Holy Spirit, which spread the Calvary Chapel movement from California to nationwide and beyond. This movement was instrumental in bringing thousands of young people to Jesus Christ during the 60s and 70s in what was known as the Jesus People Movement.
Robert A. Rohm
“It has been my pleasure and good fortune to work with the people in leadership at Abundant Life Academy for the past several years. I have also been on-site and provided them with additional training. They are some of the finest people I have ever met. They have a genuine concern for the well-being of the students and families with which they work. I highly recommend them and their program to any family in need of their services. I can assure you that you will be blessed!”
Robert A. Rohm, Ph.D.
President, Personality Insights, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
About Dr. Rohm
Robert A. Rohm is a dynamic inspirational international speaker, best selling author, educational consultant and guest lecturer. He has traveled extensively, inspiring others throughout the world. Rohm earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Texas in Higher Education Administration and Counseling. Dr. Rohm’s message focuses on transforming people into leaders who can maximize their individual potential.
A dynamic and energetic speaker, Dr. Rohm has entertained and enlightened audiences as large as 70,000 people and shared the platform with other great speakers like Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, President George Bush, Charles “Tremendous” Jones and Peter Lowe.
Pastor Ken Johnson
“John 10:10 quotes Jesus Christ as saying, ‘I have come to give you life abundant and full.’ Every moment of His life, He stayed true to that mission. The gifted Team at Abundant Life Academy have adopted that same mission statement, and dedicated themselves to helping teenagers work through the unique problems and challenges that cut so many teens off from what God wants for them – tremendous aliveness. Fully alive young people and fully restored families – what a great mission!”
Pastor Ken Johnson
Westside Church, Bend, Oregon
About Pastor Johnson
Ken Johnson is lead pastor of Westside Church in Bend, Oregon, along with his wife Linda. He graduated in 1972 from George Fox University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and went on to experience seven years of rich fruitfulness as a businessman. In 1979, Ken began to pastor a non-denominational church in Redmond, Oregon, which merged in 1980 with the Foursquare Church.