Our Staff

Jim Forakis

Executive Director

Jim has a bachelor’s degree in theology and has pastored two churches before initating Adult & Teen Challenge, Tennessee Valley in the year 2000. Since it’s inception, we continue to be a Christ centered one year residential program for men with life controlling problems.  As director, Jim continues to lead and inspire those to continue the ministry of helping those people that have been devetated by life controlling problems. Jim has been married to Amy for 33 years and have three sons.

Amy Forakis

Office Manager

Amy has always been in some type of ministry. In 2003, she came on as part time staff. As the need and the resonsibilites grew, she then became full time. She has been the backbone for the ministry, mostly behind the scenes. Marriage to Jim 33 years, sons, Joshua, 30, Demetrius, 27, Joseph 24

Gary Wynes

Program Director

Gary is a graduate of ATC, TV Men of Excellence Program. Gary’s life was radically changed through this ministry. Now, as our program director, he helps others do the same. Gary come to us very skilled and highly qualified. As we like to say, If you can think it, Gary can help make it.