Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in the Tulare-Kings Counties Area

Our Focus

Introducing young people to Jesus at pivotal moments

YFC is a movement that reaches young people everywhere with the hope of Christ. We work 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.

Serving Tulare & Kings Counties for over 55 years!

Our pursuit: relational ministry rooted in Christ’s truth. 
His truth about community, empathy, and kingdom-inspired diversity guides our
 work and shapes our communities.

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    Jacob Bland, YFC USA President & CEO

    "This is our pivotal moment to serve the church"

    This is our pivotal moment to serve the church by creatively re-imagining youth ministry yet again. I believe the cultural conditions are right for us to experience the greatest youth revival our generation has ever seen. God has given us the right team to do this—and His hand is clearly on our mission.


    Campus Life Student Testimony

    "My Life was Changed"

    “Campus Life has changed my life. I was lost and lonely. I felt unloved. No one cared! My mentors introduced me to Jesus, gave me hope and love, and now I know I have a future!”

    Kelly Fox, Farmer / TKYFC Board Chair

    "I am assured that my gift of partnership gets the biggest bang for my buck"

    I am sold out to this ministry because I know that I get the biggest bang for my buck by partnering with YFC. Thousands of kids each year are reached with the Gospel!

    Our Team

    We're so excited to be able to nurture the lives of young people!

    Our chapter board works diligently to ensure we are leading the ministry in a positive direction to reach young people in our area. This group of well qualified individuals from our community comes alongside our team through counsel, strategy, and accountability.


    Bruce Smith, Executive Director

    Jason Protzman, Assistant Director


    Jenny Eames, Office Manager


    Al Serna, Ministry Director, Dinuba City Life Team Lead


    Crystal Trevino, Parent Life Director, Hanford City Life Team Lead


    Henry Serrato, Visalia City Life Director, Team Lead


    Jamaine Leverett, Office Support


    Elias Flores, Golden West High School Team Lead


    Darren Reed, Dinuba/Orosi Area Director


    Carol Enns, Counselor


    Mark Romero, Dinuba High School Site Leader


    Dana Quintero, Dinuba High School Site Leader


    Krystale Gutierrez, Washington Intermediate School Site Leader


    Anthony Montalvo, Washington Intermediate School Site Leader


    Nate Menchaca, Roosevelt School Site Leader


    Chelle Protzman, Kennedy School Site Leader


    Danny Gavini, Lincoln School Site Leader


    Jocelyn Madrigal, Grandview School Site Leader


    Steven Sandoval, Jefferson School Site Leader


    Sergio Hernandez, Wilson School Site Leader


    Ruth Serrato, Divisadero Middle School Site Leader


    Alice Flores, Valley Oak Middle School Site Leader

    David Rangel, Ridgeview Middle School Site Leader


    Erica Teso, Creekside Day School Site Leader


    Amanda Del Bosque, La Joja Middle School Site Leader


    Daniel Carballo, Pixley Community Site Leader


    Jesse Sanchez, Mt. Whitney High School Site Leader


    German Espitia, El Diamante High School Site Leader


    Naomi Figueroa, Sequoia High School Site Leader


    Veronica Reyes, Green Acres Middle School Site Director


    Peter Vermillion, Redwood High School Site Leader


    Building Authentic Relationships

    Featured Story

    Building Authentic Relationships

    For YFC, the fragmented school year failed to slow down its mission of connecting with local young people. YFC was active throughout the summer, holding movie nights, lake trips, and other youth events. These events, while great for having fun and meeting local youth, have a more eternal purpose. Each creating doorways for an authentic Christ-sharing relationship.

    Our Response to Covid

    Socially distant, spiritually together.

    There's no way around it, the ongoing pandemic has continued to shift ministry and serving the next generation in a variety of ways. Throughout this time we have continued to push God's kingdom further in creative ways. From virtual group meetings to outdoor events, we are committed to ministering to young people safely and intentionally.


    YFC USA & YFC International

    A national & global movement to uncover God's Story in the next generation

    As a ministry of YFC USA, we are dedicated to acting as a local extension of the work being done nationally. We actively work to create engaging experiences for youth in our area. Because it is our vision to reach teenagers EVERYWHERE, we also actively partner with our Youth For Christ Chapter of New York City in the Gowanus Neighborhood of Brooklyn. With the direction of the Executive Director, Daniel Sanabria thousands of teenagers are being reached with the Gospel. And we also partner and support our YFC Juarez ministry under the direction of Jose Gutierrez whose team is sharing the Gospel with focused ministry in Juarez. Join us in prayer and support of these vital ministries.


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