Endorsements from Professionals
Along with recent science, these influential men, in addition to many others, have helped provide and confirm Shepherd’s Hill Academy’s insight and direction towards emotional, behavioral, and spiritual healing for today’s troubled youth and family. Their belief in and support of Shepherd Hill Academy’s vision to transform families, as well as our culture, corresponds with the biblical model for the Great Commission. We are blessed to be partnering with these individuals.
Psychologist, Syndicated Parenting Columnist, Author
John Rosemond is a psychologist, family therapist, and a nationally known expert on parenting issues. John has authored 19 parenting books and writes a nationally syndicated column on parenting. In addition to speaking and writing, Rosemond serves on the board of directors for ParentalRights.org.
“When I met the kids (at SHA), and saw the glow of transformation on their faces, it spoke to me that Shepherd’s Hill Academy was more than ‘Just what the doctor ordered.’ It is a holistic, spiritual and therapeutic approach to healing that provides an atmosphere for learning and a proving ground for the uncompromising time-tested truths of scripture.” — John Rosemond
Dr. Quentin L. Van Meter, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist, President of American College of Pediatricians
Dr. Quentin Van Meter is a pediatric endocrinologist in Atlanta, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Piedmont Fayette Hospital. He received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, completed his pediatric endocrinology fellowship from 1978 to 1980 at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
“…It is a life-changing opportunity that is hard to match. It is hard work. But the precepts that are used here prepare these kids who come in confused and dysfunctional and send them back into the world to become wonderfully functional adults. It’s worth its weight in gold. I would highly recommend that you consider this option if you have any need or concern about adolescents that you know.” — Dr. Quentin Van Meter
Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Founder, Chairman and CEO for RZIM
Dr. Zacharias is a native of India, a Christian apologist, and the host of the radio programs Let My People Think and Just Thinking. He is the Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University in Oxford, England where he teaches apologetics and evangelism. He is an author, a keynote lecturer, and a consultant to U.S. government officials.
“I cannot say how important this ministry is to rescue those who have gotten lost along the way.” – Ravi Zacharias
Dr. David Barton
Founder and President of Wall Builders
David is a native Texan, an American evangelical Christian minister, a historian, and an author. He is an expert in American historical and constitutional issues and serves as a consultant to U.S. Legislators. He has also helped produce history textbooks used in schools across America.
“Shepherd’s Hill Academy successfully demonstrates that troubled teens and their parents can win back our culture to biblical truth.” — David Barton
President/CEO and Founder of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum
Ken is a native Australian, biblical apologist, renowned speaker and author, and the talent of the radio program Answers with Ken Ham. He has received four honorary doctorates from various universities for his contributions to the church.
“I am so thrilled to know that there are those out there who are standing on the authority of God’s Word in this age of compromise; teaching parents to pass on that spiritual legacy to the next generation.” — Ken Ham
Professor of English, Emory University, Author
Mark Bauerlein is the author of the book The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future.
“The work being done at Shepherd’s Hill Academy, from what I’ve seen, is exactly what so many of our wayward and confused teenagers need. They need order, and understanding. They need the word of God. They need a grounding, and a firm disciplined world. They need to be taken out of the confusion and chaos of youth culture. They need to be assisted in dealing with dysfunctional families. This is what I see Shepherd’s Hill provide, and it was an honor for me to join in with your activities.” — Mark Bauerlein
“We are in the fight of our lives trying to help our young people grow up in a very challenging age. I don’t think any generation of young people has ever been at more risk of a lot of unfortunate influences in their lives. The people at Shepherd’s Hill get that at a very deep level and they are exposing young people to the correctives that can really help young people navigate through the waters that they are swimming in that are very unhealthy. Wonderful people who get it and who understand that faith and character and understanding oneself and understanding these challenges is critical. [They do this by] spreading the message through License to Parent to raise awareness, which is the key to making some changes in our lives as parents, adults and human beings. I can’t say enough nice things about the amazing work that is happening over at Shepherd’s Hill Academy. If you have a teen in your life and are struggling with how to help that person please go to helpmytroubledteen.org as you will find some amazing resources there that will help you and your family in the struggle.” — Dr. Nicholas Kandaras