History Project

 

Roger Cross’ Conversion and YFC Ministry

7/22/2016 By YFC USA in Category 1960 to 1969, 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009

Back in 2012 we had the opportunity to video Roger about his growing up years and his many years in YFC. He grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming and early on he got involved in a YFC Club at his school. He... More

Gary Dausey’s Conversion and Life of Ministry

6/14/2016 By YFC USA in Category 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969, 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, 2010 to present

Gary grew up in Chicago with loving but non-Christian parents. Gary’s sister started attending a HI-C Club and became a Christian. She and her friends started praying for Gary and invited him to a... More

Paul and Becky Luedtke - 30 Years in Switzerland

5/27/2016 By YFC USA in Category 1980 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, 2010 to present

In 1984 Becky’s parents offered to send her and Paul on a trip to Europe. That month-long trip got them interested in possible YFC missions in Europe. They asked Lowell Benson what opportunities... More

Paul Luedtke’s Conversion and Initial YFC Ministry

5/18/2016 By YFC USA in Category 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989

Paul tells how as an unbeliever in high school in Champaign, Illinois, a girl asked him to attend a Campus Life meeting. He was flattered that she would ask, so he went and began attending regularly.... More

Fred Douglas on African-Americans in YFC

4/11/2016 By YFC USA in Category 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, 2010 to present

Fred may have the longest tenure of any African-American in YFC at 39 years. Here he talks about his experience as an African-American in a mostly “white” organization. He talks about... More

Fred Douglas on His 39 Years in YFC

4/8/2016 By YFC USA in Category 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, 2010 to present

Fred has probably been in YFC longer than any other African-American. After 39 years, he is still the Executive Director of Portland YFC. He has worked his way from volunteer to part-time as a... More

Evon Hedley Interviewed on His 100th Birthday

3/18/2016 By YFC USA in Category

How often does one of our veteran YFC Alumni reach the ripe old age of 100? As far as we know, this is the first time. Evon was involved in YFC from its inception in 1944 to 1962 when he left to... More

Evon Hedley’s 100th Birthday Party January 23, 2016

3/18/2016 By YFC USA in Category

As far as we know, Billy Graham and Evon Hedley are the only two people still alive who were in on the ground floor of the start of Youth for Christ in 1944. That’s why we felt very excited to have a... More

June Thompson on Jay Kesler’s Presidency

1/8/2016 By YFC USA in Category 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989

June worked as Jay Kesler’s Administrative Assistant from 1973-85 at the Wheaton Office. She did Pitman shorthand which she learned when she grew up in Canada. She says Jay was as master... More

June Thompson on YFC President Sam Wolgemuth

12/28/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969, 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, 2010 to present

Here June tells that she has been the Administrative Assistant to six YFC Presidents – Sam Wolgemuth, Jay Kesler, Dick Wynn, Roger Cross, Jim DeKryter, and Dan Wolgemuth, with whom she is currently... More

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