In the 1950s, Youth for Christ became an international movement with chapters springing up in cities around the globe. In 1968, we witnessed a development that was to affect the lives and destinies of millions of young people worldwide.

In a little publicized conference early that year on the Caribbean Island of Jamaica, representatives from different countries created the International Council of Youth for Christ with Dr. Sam Wolgemuth as the first International President.

The birth of this international coordinating body marked a significant stage in the development of what had already become a remarkable movement. The number of nations with Youth for Christ ministry has grown to over 100. Throughout that half century, YFC’s earliest and most enduring motto has been “Geared to the times, but anchored to the Rock.”

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John Bastian - Interim President