Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in Tuscaloosa

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.

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.

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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.

    Dr. Kyle Hodges, Tuscaloosa YFC Ministry Director

    "We have an open mission field right here in our backyard"

    I am filled with joy when I see the passion here at Youth For Christ. We have an open mission field right in our backyard that we get to minister to. Every day we wake up, we partner with God to make an eternal impact in the lives of our youth. It is a true honor to be a part of this work!

    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.

    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.

    Mike Green, Executive Director

    Laura Green, Office Manager

    Dr. Kyle Hodges, Ministry Director

    Caleb Ellis, Duncanville Campus Life Dir.

    Xochi Hopwood, Campus Life Staff

    Bryton Fowler, Campus Life Staff

    Cayleigh Depriest, Office Assistant


    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.

    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. We are committed to ministering to young people safely and intentionally.

    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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