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.

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    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.

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    Bruce Smith, Executive Director
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    Jenny Eames, Office Manager
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    Al Serna, Ministry Director, Dinuba City Life Team Lead

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

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    Henry Serrato, Visalia/Farmersville City Life Director, Team Lead

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    Jamaine Leverett, Tulare JH/ Pixley City Life Director, Team Lead

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    Elias Flores, Tulare HS Team Lead

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    Darren Reed, Dinuba/Orosi Area Director

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    Carol Enns, Counselor

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    Mark Romero, Dinuba High School Site Leader

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    Dana Quintero, Dinuba High School Site Leader

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    Sabrina Serna, Washington Intermediate School Site Leader

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    Anthony Montalvo, Washington Intermediate School Site Leader

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    Nate Menchaca, Roosevelt School Site Leader

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    Chelle Protzman, Kennedy School Site Leader

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    Danny Gavini, Lincoln School Site Leader

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    Jocelyn Madrigal, Grandview School Site Leader

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    Steven Sandoval, Jefferson School Site Leader

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    Sergio Hernandez, Wilson School Site Leader

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    Ruth Serrato, Cherry Middle School Site Leader

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    Alice Flores, Alpine Vista School Site Leader

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    Chad Hefflefinger, Live Oak Middle School Site Leader

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    Erica Teso, Los Tules Site Leader

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    Amanda Del Bosque, Mulcahy Middle School Site Leader

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    Daniel Carballo, Pixley Community Site Leader

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    Jesse Sanchez, Mission Oak High School Site Leader

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    German Espitia, Tulare Union High School Site Leader

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    Sam Quinones, Tech Prep High School Site Leader

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    Veronica Reyes, Farmersville Middle School & Deep Creek High School

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    Peter Vermillion, Farmersville High School Site Leader

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    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.

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    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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