Mark & Deb

 We are Mark & Debbi Witt, Founders and Directors of Teen Quest.

We would like to challenge you to join our missionary team with your prayers and your financial support as we minister through Teen Quest.

Our goal is to meet with as many teens as possible~

  • WINNING them to Christ
  • BUILDING them in their faith
  • SENDING them to do ministry


Our story begins before 1976.   Both of us answered the call of full-time ministry when we were younger.  We met at Liberty University in the youth major program.  Mark previously had graduated from Otterbein College and was pursuing more training while also teaching at LU.

He was called to a church outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the senior high youth pastor. We married a year later and have dedicated our lives to a commitment of seeing teens reached for Christ and discipled.

Realizing God was calling us to reach further than just our youth group, we founded Teen Quest in August 1976 with an immense amount of faith in a big God and a burden to see many more teens respond to the Gospel.

Teen Quest is a youth mission.

The  fall of 1976 we held a large youth rally in Pittsburgh with over 1200 in attendance and 90 students surrendered their lives to Christ that night.

Youth rallies, school Bible Clubs, Bible Quizzing, Ministry teams, Music Drama troupes, Special events and year-round Camping have been part of Teen Quest since the beginning.

In the fall of 2001 God led us to acquire a 140-acre Ranch to have a permanent home for year-round camping. Volunteers have helped to build this great facility these past many years.

Today, the ministry headquarters operates from the Teen Quest Ranch in the beautiful Laurel Mountains of Somerset County Pennsylvania.


Teen Quest is a non-profit youth mission and is not endorsed or funded by any particular denomination.  We seek to minister to the entire body of Christ; choosing to value and teach the essentials of salvation.

We are a youth ministry engaging and reaching a world of teenagers through providing:  weekend retreats, summer camps, mission opportunities, spiritual guidance, discipleship, and much more.

Our ministry through Teen Quest also seeks to strengthen student ministries within the local church by providing:  coaching, encouragement, resourcing, and more to hundreds of youth leaders.

Last, but not least, Teen Quest seeks to encourage and strengthen families & communities represented by those individuals we reach through our ministry.

Teen Quest’s goal is to challenge every person we meet to make a decision to follow Christ.       



We can’t do it alone. We are looking for friends who will become financial partners and prayer partners investing in us as we challenge every person we meet to make a decision to follow Christ.

  1.  Prayer is key to winning the fight against the Enemy. We covet your regular prayer support. We know that when folks are upholding us in prayer, we are strengthened for battle.
  2. When you invest by giving to our missionary account, you are standing with us, investing in the spiritual lives of teens.

We are reaching out to you for the purpose of asking you to partner with us as we make a difference in the lives of teenagers & youth leaders across the Northeast. We want to win students to Christ, build them up in the faith, and send them out to do ministry.

We are serving as “missionaries” within the Teen Quest organization and dependent on gifts  just like missionaries overseas.

Your financial gift will allow us to minister to thousands of teens coming to Teen Quest every year.

Your generous giving toward our mission account and your prayers will impact our family as well as others that Teen Quest reaches and will make all the difference in the world.


You will be making eternal investment into the lives of every student that walks through Teen Quest’s doors.

God will be using you greatly for His purposes at Teen Quest.

You will be giving students the hope of Christ to empower them to overcome potentially life-shattering obstacles.

You’ll receive our newsletter (also available via email), as well as a receipt of your giving since it is tax exempt.


God is doing the miraculous (what He does best) and but He and we need  your partnership through giving and through prayer.

If you would like to give a gift; please use the links below.

Support Mark & Debbi’s Ministry




You may also write a CHECK or MONEY ORDER payable to “Teen Quest.”    Add a note  “Mark & Debbi”.

Mail any checks to:

Teen Quest
293 Rich Road
Somerset, PA 15501

Please write you address on the return envelope and stick it in the mail.  Please avoid mailing cash!  We will send you a tax-deductible receipt that you may use for tax purposes.