Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in the BIGJAWs Area

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.

31 Years and counting Serving BIGJAWS NATION

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.

    Lori Gaskill, Campus Life Volunteer

    "I wouldn’t be who I am today without the ministry of Campus life"

    When a student looks to me with vulnerability in their eyes and is trusting in me to guide them in their faith and lead them closer to God, it is such a privilege. In reality, sometimes, I 'm struggling with my own relationship with God and realizing I need them just as much as they need me to stay on the right path. God is excellent, and the way he brought me to be part of Campus Life as an adult leader was knowing exactly what I needed in my life and what these students needed to draw closer to him. I wouldn’t be who I am today without the ministry of Campus life when I was in high school and now as an adult.

    Ted Kluck, City Life Volunteer

    "It's challenging but fulfilling"

    It's challenging, exhausting, and stressful, but fulfilling having the chance to fill in where I can in working with City Life providing programming and activities to reach kids with the Gospel. Mostly I enjoy being relational with kids. Thank you to the City Life staff and BIGJAWs for providing me an opportunity to be a part of something so meaningful to me and hopefully meaningful to a group of students I've grown to love and enjoy.

    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 communities comes alongside our team through counsel, strategy, and accountability.


    South Adams Campus Life Director & Middle School Coordinator

    Allison Blevins

    Southern Wells Campus Life Director

    Alyssa Browning

    Madison-Grant Campus Life Director

    Annie Kable

    Business Administrator

    Ashley Pond

    Oak Hill Assistant Campus Life Director

    Brad Nelson

    Norwell Assistant Campus Life Director

    Cheris Miller

    Executive Ministry Director

    Chris Harvey

    Interim Executive Director

    Dylan Krueger

    chief Ministry officer

    Faith Blankenship

    Jay County Middle School Campus Life Director

    Garrett Bucher

    Norwell Middle School Campus Life Director

    Gracia Mitchell

    Mississinewa Campus Life Director

    Grid Zurcher

    Jay countY HIGH school Campus Life Director

    Jamie Moore

    Adams Central Campus Life Director

    Jenny Hill

    Bellmont Campus Life Director

    Josh Goodman

    chief communications officer

    Justin McHolland

    McCulloch Jr. High Campus Life Director

    Kalista Grooms

    Blackford Assistant Campus Life Director

    Ked Moser

    Norwell High School Campus Life Director

    Khia Padgett

    Bellmont Assistant Campus Life Director

    Landon Lenwell

    Campus Life Intern

    Lee Johnson

    south adams assistant Campus Life Director

    Levi Grooms

    Blackford County Campus Life Director

    Matt Moore

    Adams Central Campus Life Director

    Nick Miller

    eastbrook Campus Life Director & MARION CAMPUS LIFE COORDINATOR

    Paul Harris

    Campus Life Intern

    Rhonda Beall

    Chief DEVELOPMENT officer

    Sarah Johnson

    city life Switchup Intern

    Sarah McLeester

    GRANT WRITER & city life Switchup director

    Spencer Gerdom

    Bluffton Campus Life Director

    Stan Myers

    oak hill Campus Life Director

    Susan Ealing

    PACE Partner (Prayer, Accountability, Care, Encouragement)

    Troy Shockey

    The Red Barn city life Director


    Zeb Nelson

    Marion High School Campus Life Director



    Featured Story

    Celebrate with us!

    For the past 30 years, we have had the privilege to #REACHtheEVERY in our five Indiana counties. Join us as we continue the mission of AWAKENING the gospel within middle and high school students in your community. Celebrate with us the numerous amount of students over the years that built an authentic Christ-sharing relationship with us that would lead to the biggest decision of their life.

    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 and partner with YFC India to promote Christ on the other side of the globe.

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