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 "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

Mathew 6:33

Our Legacy

Reverend James D. Bracken

Boydie Bracken

Reverend James D. Bracken (1934-2012) founded Mission Teens, Inc. in 1969. He opened the first residential center in Norma, NJ after much prayer. He knew there was a need for more effective ministry for the troubled young people who are attending his home prayer meetings. After two years of little results in the center, God answered his prayer by dictating to him a program which, when put into effect, brought immediate results in people's lives. This same program is still used today in all of the Mission Teens centers and the results are still phenomenal.

The Ministry

Since 1962, It was Reverend Bracken's desire to minister GOD'S love to people. He was able to see this desire fulfilled as, over the years,  He has touched the lives of thousands through not only the resident training program, but also his radio ministry, home prayer groups, newsletter articles, prison outreach, and personal counseling. Jim has given his life to ministering the gospel to the lost and to teaching others to do likewise. The Mission Teens ministry is the direct result and reflection of Jim's own ministry.

Rev. Steve Schwartz

Rev. Steve Schwartz is the new Executive Director of all the Mission Teens centers. Since Jim's passing, the men an woman who worked directly with him and caught his vision for helping people, have carried on. Jim told us the ministry would continue as long as we continue to love one another.

Mission Statement

The purpose of Mission Teens, Inc. is to witness unto Jesus Christ in the world, in the power of the Holy Spirit, with a particular emphasis on young people but not to the exclusion of anyone. We know that Jesus Christ is the answer to everyone’s needs. We will provide any and all facilities necessary to evangelize, educate and disciple any persons spiritually, physically, vocationally and psychologically as the Holy Spirit of God leads and directs. We reserve the right to engage in any business we feel led to enter into to further the purpose of this mission. This organization is to be non-profit, supported by God, through people as He works individually in their hearts, primarily purposed in proclaiming Jesus Christ, to whom be all glory and honor. Drafted in 1969, this mission statement has provided the framework to lead people nation-wide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and gain freedom from addiction.

Our Other Centers


Mission Teens Inc.

(856) 782-7771

Northport, Alabama

Genesis MBTC

(205) 267-0293

Tuscumbia, Alabama

Restoration Ranch

(256) 381-0930

Marked Tree, Arkansas

God's New Life MBTC

(870) 358-4851

Paragould, Arkansas

Grace MBTC

(870) 573-6414

Honey Dew, California

Mountain of Mercy

(707) 601-3403

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sonrise MBTC

(954) 485-0951

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah MBTC

(912) 234-7000

Jerseyville, Illinois

First Fruits MBTC

(618) 498-3560

Brazil, Indiana

House of Hope

(812) 446-1717

Cresco, Iowa

Midwest MBTC

(563) 547-3286

Greenville, Kentucky

Set Free MBTC

(270) 377-0075

Salyersville, Kentucky

Kentucky MBTC

(606) 349-7607

Holcomb, Missouri

Freedom House

(573) 371-2020

Norma, New Jersey

Mission Teens

(856) 691-9855

Hillsboro, Ohio


(937) 509-0373

Portland, Oregon

Northwest MBTC

(503) 289-7758

Crossville, Tennessee

Crossville MBTC

(931) 484-9935

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