Youth for Christ International

From SourceWatch
(Redirected from Youth for Christ)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Youth for Christ International

"For sixty years, Youth for Christ (YFC) has been communicating the life-changing message of Jesus Christ to young people. Youth for Christ was born in the mid-1940s through an impulse from the heart of God that simultaneously touched dozens of leaders in different places with a concern to reach out to young people normal church channels were missing. This led to dynamic young evangelists, using revolutionary methods, conducting lively mass rallies in more than a dozen cities under the name of Youth for Christ. With the rapid expansion of the movement there soon became a need for leadership and organization and in 1944 Chicago pastor Torrey Johnson was elected YFC’s first president, with Billy Graham as YFC's first full-time worker." [1]

Dr. Sam Wolgemuth was the first International President. "In 1994 under the leadership of Gerry Gallimore as International President, Youth for Christ launched an extensive worldwide review of our movement led by a Task Force made up of Youth for Christ senior staff from all over the world and facilitated by an outside consultant." ... "In March 2000 under the leadership of the then International President Jean Jacques Weiler, the YFC family came together in Muhltal, Germany for prayer and to corporately seek God’s direction." [2] Another former President was Ted Engstrom.



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. History, Youth for Christ International, accessed December 15, 2008.
  2. History, Youth for Christ International, accessed December 15, 2008.