"I am grateful for the way in which TeenPact demands excellence rather than feeding the entitlement that is so prevalent in our day. The people and the program encourage students to work hard, learn how to be self-initiating, and self-motivated. All the while, these expectations of excellence are within the framework of serving others that is incredibly unique and helps to temper the selfish and self-centeredness that can easily arise as students start to realize how much they are capable of accomplishing."
JohnDavid Thompson, along with his wonderful wife and four children, happily call Canton, Georgia, home. At JohnDavid’s first TeenPact State Class in 1998, he would describe himself as more than a little bit introverted. While very uncomfortable at first, he developed an appreciation for the experiences TeenPact provided which pushed him to grow in servant leadership. Watching the servant leadership of the staffers leading his first class was instrumental in encouraging him go beyond his comfort zone to engage and interact with others. Today, JohnDavid’s heart is for teaching others how to study and interpret Scripture. This passion has led him to complete a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Old Testament studies, with a focus on Creation, the Psalms, and Hermeneutics.
Speaking Thursday morning, May 23