Craig Rogers has been a Christ-centered leader in the behavioral health industry for the past 25 plus years. Craig Rogers is an enthusiastic author and blogger, writing and publishing 2,000 articles related to the "therapeutic intervention of troubled teens." Craig believes, "Jesus is the only answer!"
After reading the book, "The Cross and the Switchblade" by David Wilkerson, Craig accepted Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior on May 15th, 1984. In part, Craig received his Biblical training through the Church of the Nazarene (1992-1994) as well as the Biblical Counseling Foundation (1995-96). Craig's advanced professional training includes Positive Peer Culture, Personality Insights, EQ, and Craig has also been an Arbinger Institute Leadership Facilitator since 2005.
As a Christian teacher, author, parent coach, mentor, and child advocate, Craig has faithfully served 5,000 families with an emphasis on total restoration through Christ, the ministry of reconciliation.
Craig Rogers got his start in the behavioral health space in 1992. Craig served as the Outreach Coordinator for the First Church of the Nazarene in Sacramento, California. Craig Rogers was put in charge of designing and implementing a substance abuse outreach project for people suffering from chronic addiction. Craig loved the addict as Jesus did, and served them faithfully. Craig started up and managed a successful inner-city outreach program through "Recovery in Christ" (RIC).
After graduating from California State University at Sacramento in 1994 Craig took a case management/substance abuse counselor position with Rite of Passage. ROP is a premier boarding school for troubled teens. At ROP Craig received outstanding training in Positive Peer Culture and student-led leadership development.
In 1996 Craig took a management position with Koinonia Foster Homes where he was the Program Director for a group home for troubled teens. While with Koinonia Craig started up and managed the therapeutic foster care office for Koinonia in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1997 Craig and several partners started up a psychiatric-based residential treatment center for troubled teens known as Positive Impact. Craig was Positive Impact's Program Director.
Craig and his wife Wendy struck out on their own in 1999 and started a Christian therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys and girls. Craig and Wendy managed and operated Abundant Life Academy until September 2011. Craig's professional training over the last 25 years is too vast to list. However, the most cherished training Craig holds didn't come from a college or university. The most important experience Craig gained came from the privilege of working with teenagers and their families.
"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:17-20