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 Masters in Business Administration at University of Houston, concentrating in accounting and subsequently working as an accountant for various Fortune 500 companies in Houston prior to joining Teen Challenge. He and his wife Dolly, along with three daughters and 1 son, live in San Antonio.
Randa Hickman- East Texas Women’s Director
Randa was raised in a Christ-centered home in Iowa. Throughout her childhood her home was haven for countless men and women in need. She spent much of her teen and early adult years in short terms missions to Cuba. In 2013 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Christ for the Nations Institute having majored in Children and Family Ministries and Global Missions. Her passion for people and seeing them come to know Jesus and set free has always been her focus. On October 22, 2017, she married Christopher Hickman. Together they have 5 children and have served Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas for over 7 years.