Our Local Chapter

In 1984 Ken & Karen Mills sought to bring YFC to the Southwest MI area; they saw a need for the vision and mission of YFC. Our Southwest Michigan chapter was officially established in 1986. With the help of hundreds of volunteer hours, cookies made, and miles traveled, hundreds of students in Southwest Michigan have discovered the hope of Jesus. Today we see hundreds of kids a year, are connected with many local churches, and serve as a positive resource to the community and schools.

The Very Beginning

Youth for Christ/USA has had a distinctive history of youth evangelism. In 1944 Billy Graham and Torrey Johnson held a Youth for Christ rally in Chicago. The ministry of YFC spread like wildfire across the USA. Today at thousands of community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. For more about the national movement of Youth for Christ, visit www.yfc.org.


YFC/USA is part of a world-wide movement of Youth for Christ International. We are knit together with our common mission, vision, statement of faith, and passion to reach young people with the life changing message of Jesus Christ. However, YFC ministry doesn’t look the same in every country. If you are interested in serving with Youth for Christ in a country other than the United States, be sure to visit Youth for Christ World Outreach at www.yfcworldoutreach.org. For more about Youth for Christ International, visit www.yfci.org.