We are

rural and urban and we are always about the message of Jesus

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together 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 prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

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Mission

Staff

Youth for Christ around the world

Our Mission

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together 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 prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.
StatementFaith

“3Story®” Relationships – Our Way of Life

Youth for Christ staff and volunteers are encouraged and trained to live a 3Story life: A way of life that guides followers of Christ to BE good news while telling stories of THE Good News. It is a way of seeing how the relationships we have with other people and God can be connected and grown. 3Story is not an evangelism tool or method, it is who we want to be and how we want to live. In YFC, 3Story is our living operating system. Our hope is that it becomes our DNA.For more information about 3Story, visit www.3story.org

FiveEssentials

Five Essentials

  • Widespread Prayer – We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.
  • Loving Relationships – We consistently pursue lost kids & engage them in life-long relationships with Jesus.
  • Faithful Bible Teaching – We accurately handle Biblical truth, regularly coaching kids to apply it in their lives
  • Collaborative Community Strategy – We intentionally work together with local churches, agencies and other partners to provide sustainable youth and family ministry.
  • Adults Who Empower – We strategically develop leaders to reach young people from every people group.

Staff

We are blessed to have a dedicated staff passionate about serving our local youth. For general inquiries, please email us at tgray@yfclv.org

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Timothy Gray

Executive Director

Timothy Gray grew up in Upper Bucks county area. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration from George Fox University, a MA in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a BA in Corporate Communications from Penn State University, a Diploma in Biblical Foundation from Jackson Hole Bible College and he is fully ordained as Reverend from the International Ministerial Fellowship. Before coming to YFCLV, he was school administrator/head of school at Quakertown Christian School for four years and served as a Pastor for ten years in Jackson Hole Wyoming.

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Hannah Bovard

Northeast Middle School Site Director

Hannah Bovard is the daughter of John and Joanie Bovard. Hannah attended Campus Life programs all through middle school and high school (and was known for the brownies she would bake for the weekly clubs!). After graduating from high school, Hannah continued volunteering with YFC all through her time at Northampton Community College and Moravian College, especially with the middle school program. Hannah felt that God was leading her to continue to work with young people in her future career, and as a result is now attending Lehigh University for her Master’s in School Counseling. Hannah currently works as a part-time staff and director of the Northeast Middle School Campus Life club.

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James Boyle

Quakertown Site Director - Freefall

James Boyle is currently attending Delaware Valley University as an Accounting major. He graduated from Pennridge High School in 2020. James has been active in travel soccer, earned is Eagle Scout rank in BSA and was active in his church. He looks forward to working with the youth.

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James Boyle

Quakertown Site Director- The Drop

Ashley Clouse attended Campus Life programs all through middle school and high school with the Mason-Dixon YFC chapter in Hanover, PA. She was a student at South Western High School. After graduating high school in 2013, Ashley attended Shippensburg University. She interned with Mason-Dixon YFC the summers of 2013-2016, specifically assisting with the middle school program. After graduating college in 2017, Ashley moved to the Lehigh Valley area. She married her husband, Zac, in 2018. Her daughter was born in 2020. She felt lead to get involved with YFC in the Lehigh Valley area, and starting the Quakertown Campus Life clubs.

Youth for Christ Around the World

In the USA

Youth for Christ/USA has had a distinctive history of youth evangelism. In 1944 Billy Graham and Torrey Johnson held a Youth for Christ rally in Chicago. The ministry of YFC spread like wildfire across the USA. Today at thousands of community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. For more about the national movement of Youth for Christ, visit www.yfc.org.

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International

YFC/USA is part of a world-wide movement of Youth for Christ International. We are knit together with our common mission, vision, statement of faith, and passion to reach young people with the life changing message of Jesus Christ. However, YFC ministry doesn’t look the same in every country. For more about Youth for Christ International, visit www.yfci.org

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