Our Rich History
YFC Military was created in 1980 at the request of US Army Chaplains as part of a collaboration between Youth For Christ and Young Life to reach military youth. At the time, Army chaplains in Europe recognized that they were equipped to minister to service members, and by extension their spouses, but not well equipped to reach military youth.
Today, YFC Military is a chapter of Youth For Christ, USA and our staff support military-connected youth from all branches of service at installations all over the world!
Our vision is that all military-connected youth can be engaged in authentic Christ-sharing relationships, regardless of where their families serve, and our mission is to engage military-connected youth in authentic Christ-sharing relationships through the Campus Life Military ministry model, and help other YFC chapters train and equip their staff to do the same.
a proud legacy for a strong future
- YFC was founded in 1944 during World War II
- Billy Graham was YFC's first employee
- YFC Military began in 1980 at the request of Army chaplains who recognized that they needed help to care for military-dependent youth at their installations
- In 2021, YFC Military restructured as a YFC chapter to better reach military-connected youth
Our YFC Roots
YFC was founded in 1944 during World War II Billy Graham was YFC's first employee YFC Military grew out of former military service members reaching European teens through YFC International