TeenPact Leadership School

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TeenPact is designed to help students understand the political process, value their liberty, and engage the culture. Through our hands-on and practical teaching, TeenPact Students learn how to embrace their call as the next generation of leaders, find encouragement among like-minded peers, and develop the skills to engage the culture.

Contact information

Mailing address:
TeenPact Leadership School
610 Moorefield Park Drive
Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23236

Website: www.teenpact.com

Phone: (804) 323-7051

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 582252295

CEO/President: Peter Martin

Chairman: John Seldenrust

Board size: 13

Founder: Tim Echols

Ruling year: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


The future of America depends on developing Christian young people into strong, godly leaders. TeenPact inspires young people to aspire to leadership by understanding the political process, valuing their liberty, defending and applying their Christian faith, developing new skills, and engaging the culture. TeenPact has had proven success in facilitating the transformation of students from being apathetic to being engaged through its peer-leadership methodology. TeenPact produces young people who are enthusiastic, biblically minded and equipped to lead the family, the church, the nation, and the world.

Vision: Changing Lives to Change the World

Mission statement

TeenPact seeks to inspire youth in their relationship with Christ and train them to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture at a time in their lives when, typically, they do not care about such things.

Statement of faith

We believe:

That there is only one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

That the Bible in its entirety is the inspired word of God, inerrant in its original autographs, and the only infallible and sufficient authority for faith and Christian living;

That Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God the Father, is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now sits at the right hand of God the Father. He is now our High Priest and Advocate;

That the ministry of the Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ, convicts of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, indwells, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for Godly living and service;

That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained;

That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God;

That water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation;

That the true Church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head;

In the personal, second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ;

In the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment;

That the institution of marriage is a sacred covenant designed by God and is intended by God to be a thriving, lifelong relationship exclusively between one man and one woman and represents the relationship between Christ and His church;

That God wonderfully and immutably creates each person to reflect His image as male or female. Human life is of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions from conception to natural death and should be protected.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating150 of 11123 of 21
Fund acquisition rating622 of 111311 of 21
Resource allocation rating84 of 11133 of 21
Asset utilization rating200 of 11123 of 21

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$36,870$31,484$23,748$36,408$21,567
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$949,697$686,191$547,430$204,983$220,429
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,001$50,011$22,680$41,901$69,700
Other long-term assets$2,800$2,800$22,800$2,800$2,800
Total long-term assets$8,801$52,811$45,480$44,701$72,500
Total assets$958,498$739,002$592,910$249,684$292,929
Payables and accrued expenses$30,430$12,329$5,554$73,149$46,946
Other current liabilities$101,941$70,246$182,298$25,075$57,560
Total current liabilities$132,371$82,575$187,852$98,224$104,506
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$39,570$42,964$36,827$0$7,100
Total long-term liabilities$39,570$126,316$121,144$0$7,100
Total liabilities$171,941$208,891$308,996$98,224$111,606
Net assets20222021202020182017
Without donor restrictions$750,557$518,311$278,414$151,460$181,323
With donor restrictions$36,000$11,800$5,500$0$0
Net assets$786,557$530,111$283,914$151,460$181,323
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$541,813$456,813$651,927$334,157$329,644
Program service revenue$2,267,205$1,690,937$954,663$1,660,048$1,580,174
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$806($301)($97)$1,043$220
Other revenue$52,494$39,463$25,734$32,525$30,486
Total other revenue$2,320,505$1,730,099$980,300$1,693,616$1,610,880
Total revenue$2,862,318$2,186,912$1,632,227$2,027,773$1,940,524
Program services$2,379,116$1,736,071$1,287,315$1,854,138$1,709,650
Management and general$137,677$115,571$113,838$98,772$96,145
Total expenses$2,605,872$1,940,715$1,464,799$2,057,636$1,903,523
Change in net assets20222021202020182017
Surplus (deficit)$256,446$246,197$167,428($29,863)$37,001
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$256,446$246,197$167,428($29,863)$37,001


Peter MartinPresident/Ce$145,019

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/24/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


It all started a bright spring day in 1993 when TeenPact founder, Tim Echols, was at the Georgia State Capitol participating in an early morning prayer meeting. As the group said "Amen" that day, Tim shared the vision God had been laying on his heart to start bringing young people to the capitol to learn more about the political process. The idea for a dynamic, hands-on leadership experience for Christian students was met with wholehearted agreement and the name TeenPact was suggested.

Eighteen students met in the Georgia State Capitol for the first class in the spring of 1994. The next year, they brought back the outstanding students to "staff" the following class thus laying the foundation for TeenPact's iconic peer leadership model.

An instant hit, TeenPact began to quickly spread to other states. A South Carolina class was added in 1995 and now over twenty-five years later, TeenPact State Classes can be found in all 50 states.

Today, TeenPact seeks to inspire youth in their relationship with Christ and train them to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture around them.

Program accomplishments

Since its inception in 1994, TeenPact has grown from a single-city ministry to one that offers classes in all 50 states. Training more than 21,000 students, the TeenPact family is expanding to partner with other ministries and leadership organizations that share a common vision for empowering and educating America's youth. Some of these include Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Alliance Defense Fund, The Institute for Cultural Communicators and Generation Joshua.

TeenPact continues to remain current and relevant by reviewing curriculum in light of contemporary needs. In addition to state capitol classes, TeenPact offers advanced training opportunities for our alumni. These include:

  • Public Speaking - to equip even the most timid of speakers in this vital leadership skill.
  • Media Academy - "hands-on" training in journalism and film production.
  • Judicial - intensive moot court and law experience.
  • Congress - "hands-on" mock legislature presenting a deeper insight into the congressional process.
  • Endeavor - casting a vision for young women to live a life characterized by courageous femininity and adventurous beauty.
  • Back to DC - fast-paced look at national politics, campaign technology, and American history.
TeenPact graduates are using their TeenPact experience in a variety of fascinating roles, such as:
  • Chief of Staff for a state governor;
  • Director of Developmentfor a state public policy council;
  • Crisis Pregnancy Center volunteer
  • Foreign and domestic missionaries;
  • Grassroots involvement and leadership roles in political organizations and campaigns throughout the United States;
  • Homemakers training up godly children; and
  • Senior producer for a nationally syndicated talk radio show

Most importantly, TeenPact continues to promote biblical principles of family, government, leadership, accountability, and responsibility in order to develop students, serve society, and glorify God.