Key Members of the Orlando Men’s Rehab Center Team
Jeremy and Christina Kupsch – Executive Directors
Jeremy and Christina are both 2009 graduates of the Teen Challenge program. After graduating, both continued to the Emerging Leaders College, where Christina received her Associate of Arts degree in Bible and Theology, and Jeremy remained on as staff. In their time with Teen Challenge, they have served as staff members in Ft. Myers, facilitated the Global Internship Program, were Directors in Central Florida, FL, and 2017 transitioned to Orlando where they currently serve as Executive Directors. Jeremy and Christina have a heart for broken people. “We believe the greatest miracle one may witness is a life changed through the power of Jesus Christ.”
Chris Buscher – Program Manager
Pastor Chris Buscher is a husband, father, pastor, and Christian Author. He spent over a decade on foreign soil and focused on Church planting and evangelism in countries such as Pakistan, Kenya, and Brazil. In 2018, he returned to the United States with his family to partner with the ministry that changed his life as a youth, Teen Challenge. Today, Pastor Chris serves in the Orlando area as the Program Manager for the Teen Challenge Southeast Regions Men’s Center in Sanford, Florida. Pastor Chris is not only passionate about seeing men set free from the bonds of addiction but enjoys inspiring the men to walk into the destiny their Creator designed them for.
Brian Buchanan – Operation Manager
My name is Brian Buchanan, and I truly believe in Jesus Christ and His resurrecting power. I am a staff member at Orlando Teen Challenge Ministry, and for close to 4 years, God has shown me Amazing Grace, Compassion, Mercy, Hope, and Restoration throughout this beautiful journey. I serve alongside a Teen Challenge team whose hearts are for the lost and who help me in this surrendered life of following Jesus. Thank you, Teen Challenge…. Thank you, Jesus!!!
Pastor Terry Stoves – Mentor/Campus Pastor
In the summer of 1989, I gave my life to Christ and was delivered from crack cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, and cigarettes. God has kept me since, and I’ve not returned to that life of addiction. In September 2001, I enrolled at the International Seminary in Plymouth, FL, where I obtained a Th. G (Graduate of Theology) in July 2004. I am an Ordained Minister with Ministerial Credentials from the International Congress of Churches & Ministries (ICCM). I am also Licensed and Ordained under The House of Refuge Ministry, Inc. which is Incorporated under the Law of the State of Florida, where I have served for the past ten years as the Associate Pastor.
Jason Smock – Campus Pastor
From Indianapolis, Indiana, Jason Smock is a 1994 Teen Challenge graduate. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He served as a Children’s Pastor in Georgia and Alabama before spending nearly 12 years as a missionary in Korea. He has a B.A. in Missions and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership. Jason has been in full-time ministry for 19 years now. His book, his personal story of redemption to a life of purpose and mission, has helped many find hope and encouragement. His heart is to see people find freedom and walk out the purpose of God for their lives. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife and two kids.
Mike Lasa – Business Manager
Mike was born and raised in Miami, Fl. and has been with Teen Challenge Men’s Center in Sanford, Fl. for four years. Mike went to college in Miami and studied Business, which he utilized as a business owner and entrepreneur. As an Intern, he was over the Fundraising Dept. then became the Finance Manager at Sanford for almost two years before transitioning into the role of Detail Shop Manager with the responsibility to build the business from the ground up, including the day-to-day operations while also growing a Mobile Detailing and Pressure Washing Micro Enterprise. He has found his purpose in mentoring the men through their many struggles while in the program. Mike has a deep passion for helping men escape the cycle of addiction and live the life God has intended for them.
Anthony Alvarez – Intake Coordinator
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Anthony Alvarez has served in Leadership with Teen Challenge for close to 6 years, from centers in New York to Florida. He also attended 2 Christian Institutions: Elim Bible Institute in Upstate New York and Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas. He is pursuing to become a licensed ordained minister through the Assembly of God denomination. Anthony first heard the call to ministry while a student in the Teen Challenge Program. Anthony’s dedication can be seen in the areas of ministry he has committed over the years. His ministry experience includes Homeless ministry, street evangelism, Jail/ prison ministry, counseling, preaching, Christian education through Teen Challenge, fundraising, mentoring, and youth director. He is currently a mentor at Sanford Teen Challenge and helps supervise spiritual enrichment activities. Anthony desires to see that every person who walks through the doors of Teen Challenge will have an encounter with God and be set free from their addictions through a relationship with Jesus Christ.