In 1944 Billy Graham and Torrey Johnson held a Youth for Christ rally in Chicago. The ministry of YFC spread like wildfire across the US. The Central Oregon chapter of YFC is one of 180 active chapters in the United States. The ministry started through the efforts of faithful volunteers who wanted students in our communities to hear the truth about Christ.  In 1983, COYFC brought the first paid Executive Director to the area. Over the past 35 years, COYFC has been privileged to be used by Christ to change young people’s lives by hearing, reading and seeing Jesus through the ministry. It is the desire of the COYFC Board of Directors that the message of Christ through YFC continues and grows in the years to come.

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