Youth for Christ USA, Inc.

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Youth For Christ USA is a chartered nation of Youth for Christ International.

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 4478
Englewood, CO 80155


Phone: 303-843-9000

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 362193619

CEO/President: Jacob D. Bland

Chairman: Barry Heubner

Board size: 15

Founder: Torrey Johnson

Ruling year: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


YFC is a Christian movement, with over 140 chapters across the country.

YFC pursues young people who often feel overlooked, to build relationships at pivotal moments.

YFC partners with local church and like-minded organizations to reach young people.

We believe the Gospel comes to life in the overlap of God's story, our story, and a young person's story.

We believe that meaningful relationships are where God can work to uncover His story of Hope in the life of a young person. We work humbly as followers of Jesus inviting others to walk with us towards Christ.

Mission statement

YFC is a movement that builds relationships with young people to introduce them to Christ and uncover God's story of hope in their lives.

Statement of faith

All YFC USA staff, volunteers and board members must affirm our Statement of Faith and exclusive claims of allegiance that Jesus Christ makes upon everyone who would follow Him as Christians. With that understanding, they agree with and adhere to the Statement of Faith as one of Youth For Christ's leaders, entrusted to advance the YFC mission.

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating623 of 111021 of 32
Fund acquisition rating535 of 111115 of 32
Resource allocation rating486 of 111116 of 32
Asset utilization rating755 of 111022 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,982,877$1,666,370$1,861,670$1,652,247$941,105
Short-term investments$5,634,863$562,427$626,797$573,988$556,853
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$13,858,194$12,800,327$12,378,583$9,991,115$6,540,919
Long-term investments$4,308,264$2,967,818$2,530,952$2,898,316$3,017,179
Fixed assets$1,189,622$1,101,140$1,157,208$1,169,696$1,239,664
Other long-term assets$0$659,728$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$5,497,886$4,728,686$3,688,160$4,068,012$4,256,843
Total assets$19,356,080$17,529,013$16,066,743$14,059,127$10,797,762
Payables and accrued expenses$436,239$581,507$487,442$364,384$545,480
Other current liabilities$1,727,055$1,797,635$1,468,019$1,183,983$1,654,627
Total current liabilities$2,163,294$2,379,142$1,955,461$1,548,367$2,200,107
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$12,284$12,741$12,890$13,089$13,999
Total long-term liabilities$12,284$12,741$12,890$380,757$13,999
Total liabilities$2,175,578$2,391,883$1,968,351$1,929,124$2,214,106
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$14,296,609$12,661,808$11,078,456$9,336,465$6,886,267
With donor restrictions$2,883,893$2,475,322$3,019,936$2,793,538$1,697,389
Net assets$17,180,502$15,137,130$14,098,392$12,130,003$8,583,656
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$10,307,436$10,289,726$9,310,475$11,877,683$9,402,736
Program service revenue$4,862,214$4,255,567$3,738,036$5,211,910$4,835,937
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$305,787$93,335$24,601$20,380$21,368
Other revenue($14,838)$46,770$23,456$9,550($75,704)
Total other revenue$5,153,163$4,395,672$3,786,093$5,241,840$4,781,601
Total revenue$15,460,599$14,685,398$13,096,568$17,119,523$14,184,337
Program services$11,400,823$10,937,878$8,446,768$11,141,836$14,465,721
Management and general$1,488,699$1,992,136$1,886,138$1,661,008$1,962,510
Total expenses$13,689,656$13,646,203$11,108,825$13,704,313$17,420,711
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$1,770,943$1,039,195$1,987,743$3,415,210($3,236,374)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,770,943$1,039,195$1,987,743$3,415,210($3,236,374)


Jacob D BlandPresident/CEO$219,708
Sean WallingerTreasurer/CFO$128,931
Alison J KingCorporate Vice-President$118,764
Nathan JonesPresident, YFC Foundation$118,353
Ryan AllenNational Director, Mission Growth$116,913
Daniel S WolgemuthPresident Emeritus$113,012
Kevin BussemaVP Strategic Alignment$111,765
Seth BakerChief Ministry Strategist$104,197

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/16/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


The Youth for Christ movement was born in America 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 the young people normal church channels were missing. By the early 1940s dynamic young evangelists using "revolutionary methods" were conducting lively mass rallies in more than a dozen cities, often under a common name, "Youth for Christ". By November 1944 it was clear that some organization should be formed to handle the growing flood of requests to start new rallies. A Chicago pastor, Torrey Johnson, was elected chairman of a temporary committee. He opened an office in Chicago and asked Billy Graham to become the first full-time Youth for Christ worker. Less than a year later, Youth for Christ International, Inc. was formally incorporated with Torrey Johnson as the first president.

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