Transformation Life Center (TLC) was founded in 1982 by New York City Pastor and evangelist, Tom Mahairas. Tom was involved with the hippie movement and drug culture during the 1960’s, but he had a life-changing experience at "Word of Life" when he accepted Christ in 1968. After marrying his longtime girlfriend, Vicky, Tom (now Pastor Tom) went on to establish the Manhattan Bible Church (MBC) and Manhattan Christian Academy. TLC provides services of care by demonstrating the love of Christ to men with life-controlling issues. TLC is a discipleship program that maintains an atmosphere which fosters and nurtures the spiritual life of residents whom struggle with drugs, alcohol, and other life controlling issues, so they will come to know Jesus Christ and one day by the Spirit, make Christ known to others.
We have been blessed with helping thousands of men for over 30 years and now our next step is expanding our services to help women with much of the same burdens. We have been blessed with the opening of “The Jewel House”, our new women’s residence where we will reach the lost and offer a plan for transformation.