"It was my privilege to be the first full-time employee of Youth for Christ. It grew rapidly, and thousands of young people came to Christ. After 60+ years, Youth for Christ continues to communicate the life changing message of Jesus Christ to our youth before it’s too late. We have been fortunate through the years to touch millions of lives and today, more than ever, we need to continue our quest to reach the lost youth around the world.
The harvest fields are riper, the grain is thicker, and the instruments that technology has provided are sharper. I see no reason why we could not touch the entire youth population of the world with the good news of the Gospel… let’s make that our goal!" - Billy Graham
In the early 1940s, during World War II, many young men were holding large rallies in Canada, England and the United States. YFC quickly organized into a national movement. Billy Graham became YFC's first full-time staff member. Serving Hawaii for over 70 years, Youth for Christ Hawaii’s mission has always remained the same. To go to the frontier of the future Church. To reach the next generation for Jesus.
The Gospel of Jesus has always been our message and the Command of Jesus has always been our mission, to “go and make disciples of all nations”.
YFC’s ministry has incredible scope across the entire island, and we work every day to reach every student in Hawaii. We are committed to walking through the open door to go to students where they are, and to reach the lonely, the rejected, the desperate.
Our model is to send staff and interns to proclaim Jesus and to make disciples and to empower and equip students leaders to reach their peers.
We desire to give hope – a place to call home and a reason to keep going, to see transformation of people, schools, and community, and to create a movement that changes culture.