Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in Tuscaloosa

Our Focus

Introducing young people to Jesus at pivotal moments

Beginning in 1968, Tuscaloosa Youth For Christ has faithfully served the church and the youth of our community. What began as a vision of a small group around a restaurant table has grown to a ministry team of over 50 dedicated ministry leaders. This team engages over 1,000 youth in Christ-sharing ministry.

50 Years and Counting Serving Tuscaloosa

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.

Our team

Working in schools or behind the office desk, Meet the people who make it all happen.

Tuscaloosa YFC is comprised of an Executive Director, Office Staff and Campus Life Staff. All of these roles are essential to the function of the organization. YFC has been blessed to have dedicated and faithful staff members who are excited about the mission of reaching youth at pivotal moments.

Mike Green, Executive Director

Laura Green, Office Manager

Cayleigh DePriest, Office Admin Assistant

Caleb Ellis, Campus Life Staff (Duncanville Middle)

Bryton Fowler, Campus Life Staff (Northridge Middle)

Kristian Simmons, Campus Life Staff (Central High)

Kennedy Grice, Campus Life Staff (Hillcrest Middle)

Joe Daniel, Campus Life Staff (County High)

Kristen Palmer, Campus Life Staff

Sophie Turner, Campus Life Staff (Duncanville Middle)

Tuscaloosa YFC's Board of Trustees

In addition to our wonderful staff, Tuscaloosa Youth for Christ has a thriving Board of Trustees. 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.


Building Authentic Relationships

Featured Story

Building Authentic Relationships

YFC pursues young people across Tuscaloosa to build authentic Christ-sharing relationships. Through large group, small group and one on one meetings we point students towards Jesus. We go where ever young people are found every day of the week. Today more than ever teens need trusting adult relationships.

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.

Andrew, local 7th grader

"It's a safe place to talk about God and who Jesus is"

Campus Life is unique. It's not like any other clubs or groups I am a part of. It's a safe place to talk about God and who Jesus is. I have decided to give my life to Him.

Bre, Student

"I think that I should give my life over to you."

Dear Jesus, I don’t know what to do, but I really think that I should give my life over to you. Even though I don’t know you that well, I willingly do it. I’m also learning more about you and I’m really grateful that I’m doing this. There was a point in my life that I never really even thought about you, cause what other kids my age would say. When I got to this camp it really changed my perspective of you. I know you sent me here just for this and I’m thankful and ready to give my life over to you. You were always there but I never realized it, and now I do.

YFC USA & YFC International

A 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.

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