ATC Candle Company

Our Mission

 To provide youth, adults, and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling addictions in order for them to become productive members of society. 


Our Strategy


  1. Evangelize, teach, and disciple adults, adolescents, and families impacted by addiction by offering Christ-centered mentoring, education, work experience, life skills, and aftercare services.
  2. Operate a residential facility and offer support groups in every Texas metropolis with a population over 250,000 people.
  3. Operate profitable businesses that financially subsidize our programs and services.
  4. Attract, develop, and empower servant leaders to positions that fulfill their divine call.
  5. Offer an effective training program for interns and volunteers




In 1958, David Wilkerson started a movement that would change the lives of thousands. With a heart for young people, he began working with gangs and troubled youth in NYC. He knew he had to break the vicious cycle. He had to offer a way out of their trouble and despair. Later that year, the first Teen Challenge Center was established in New York City working with inner-city youth wanting a life free of gangs and drugs.

Since 1958, Teen Challenge has seen remarkable growth. Thousands of lives have been changed in over 200 centers throughout the United States. One thousand campuses are now operating in 90 countries.

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