Beginning at the end of World War II, Youth for Christ quickly organized into a national movement. Billy Graham became YFC's first full-time staff member.  YFC/USA is a chartered program of Youth for Christ International:

  • Over 1,861 paid staff members
  • 170 chapters across the United States States
  • 16,571 volunteers serve in over 100 countries

As a part of the YFC/USA commitment to serve the world, we offer Project Serve which provides short-term mission opportunities.  Throughout YFC's history, there has been an unwavering commitment to youth evangelism and Biblical Christianity and the message of the Gospel will never change.  YFC is flexible to creatively communicate this message in the context of different cultural settings.

Starting in:

  •  Late 1940s and early 1950s, YFC began with Saturday Night Rallies 
  •  Findlay Area YFC was founded in October 1958 
  •  In the 1960s and 1970s, Campus Life Clubs began
  •  Name changed to Youth for Christ of Northwest Ohio, Inc. in October 2015.    
  •  YFCNWOH is a 501 (C) (3) para-church organization    


  • Billy Graham became YFC's first full-time staff member.

  • Campus Life ministries to senior and junior high youth began in the middle 1960's.

  • Lester Miller founded our local chapter in 1958.

  • Paul Miserlian was the first executive director of this chapter for 42 years (from 1958 - 2001).