Our Story

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.



*Classes were discontinued for a short time and then reopened this year.