About Us

Adult & Teen Challenge Sandhills is a faith-centered, adult, long-term, residential, recovery program for individuals struggling with life-controlling addiction.


Freeing all people from life-controlling issues through the power of Jesus Christ.


Our mission is to provide individuals freedom from addiction and other life-controlling issues through Christ-centered solutions.

Core Values

INTEGRITY:  We treat people like Jesus did; with eyes of grace, while speaking the truth.

EXCELLENCE:  From our long-distance vision to each day-to-day task, our ministry is worth our very best effort.

SERVICE:  The students in our care are treasured by our Savior, and we are honored to serve them.

LEADERSHIP:  We live and strive to become more like Jesus and we invite as many people as possible to join us along the journey.

2023 Program Statistics

30-Day Crisis to Long-Term Program Transfer Rate
Long-Term Program Retention Rate
Program Graduates
Days of Care
Cost of Care

Success Rate

This report was commissioned by ATC leadership to examine the long-term impact of programming on the lives of ATC graduates. Results indicate that 78% of the sample respondents are sober and substance abuse free after participating in the ATC program. While the entire sample indicated high levels of sobriety, those who remained at ATC as staff or interns were less likely to use the legal substances of alcohol and marijuana than graduates who were not at ATC. Further, on average ATC graduates self-report that they are engaging in spiritual practices such as praying, reading the Bible and attending church, at least on a weekly basis. However, individuals who were sober were far more engaged in spiritual practices, experienced a greater connection to God, higher levels of self-acceptance and love of others. Overall, sample respondents reported increased holistic health indicators in multiple dimensions, following their graduation from an ATC program. Finally the data indicates overwhelming satisfaction in the ATC program.

Our Team

Board Members

Larry Caddell, Chairman

Larry Caddell


Former Mayor of the City of Carthage and Former Moore County Commissioner
Randall Rogers, Vice Chairman

Randall Rogers

Vice Chairman

North Carolina Assembly of God District Officer
Greg Davenport, Secretary

Greg Davenport


Lead Pastor of One Hope Church, Sanford, NC
Dr. Doug Witherup, Treasurer

Dr. Doug Witherup


Lead Pastor, Multiply Church, Concord, NC
Sal DiBianca, Board Member

Sal DiBianca

Board Member

Former Executive Director, Founder of Sandhills Adult & Teen Challenge
Bob Gruver, Board Member at Large

Bob Gruver

Board Member at Large

Retired Air Force, Former Lead Pastor of First Assembly of God, Albemarle, NC

Russ Cambria

Board Member (non-voting)

Chief Executive Officer, President, Sandhills Adult & Teen Challenge
Dr. Robbie Smith, Board Member

Dr. Robbie Smith

Board Member

D.D.S., Business Owner and Dental Surgeon
Aaron Cooper, Board Member

Aaron Cooper

Board Member

President and Founder of Cooper Ford Dealerships, Southern Pines, NC