Mission Teens, Inc. is a non-denominational Christian Discipleship ministry dedicated to helping people who struggle with life-controlling problems  by ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them.  We believe that the Gospel should be free to all.

Success Rate 

Since 1969, over 27,000 people have come into the various Mission Teens centers.  In our annual review, we hear from about 57% of our graduates and, of those, approximately 87% are doing well.  In addition, approximately 40% of the non-graduates we hear from are doing well.  Many have gone into Christian ministries and some have stayed on to work in our centers.

PO BOX 52 -  Norma, NJ 08347
102 Eppinger Ave. Elmer, NJ 08318


If you would like Mission Teens to visit your church or group to share what God is doing in the lives of those at the center please contact Taylor or Julia.

Reverend James D. Bracken (1934-2012) founded Mission Teens, Inc. in 1969 with his wife Isabelle "Boydie" Bracken. He opened the first residential center in Norma, NJ after much prayer.  He knew there was a need for a more effective ministry for the troubled young people who were 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.