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June Thompson on YFC Presidents Johnson, Cook, Engstrom and Bihl

12/11/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1940 to 1949, 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969

June start working for Evon Hedley in Brantford, Ontario in March, 1954. She moved with Evon to the National Headquarters in Wheaton, Illinois in September, 1957. She has known all the presidents and... More

June Thompson on her Involvement in YFC and Joining the Staff in 1954

12/8/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1950 to 1959

When June was in high school she got involved in quizzing in her church in Brantford, Ontario. On Sunday nights her youth group would go to Youth for Christ to quiz. She got to know the director,... More

Bruce Barton on His Call to Ministry and His 25 Years in YFC

12/3/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1960 to 1969, 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989

Bruce was involved in the Hi-C program, which became Chicagoland YFC in his sophomore year in high school. Sometimes they would have as many as 100 kids in their weekly club. In his junior year, he... More

Dave Veerman on his Call to YFC in Rockford and North Area (Chicago)

12/1/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969, 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989

Dave’s parents were introduced to each other by Torrey Johnson when they were U of I students. He was saved at age 7 at a back yard Bible study with his mom. Brice Fennig was his YFC Director in... More

Dave Veerman on Hillary Clinton Campaigning for Barry Goldwater in 1964

11/13/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1960 to 1969

Dave came on the YFC staff in North Area YFC (northwest suburbs of Chicago) in 1965, the year after Hillary Rodham graduated from Maine South High School. He became the Campus Life director at Main... More

A Step Ahead of Time – The Amazing Story of Youth for Christ’s Beginnings

11/6/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1940 to 1949, 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969

If you have never heard this story of how Youth for Christ got started at the end of World War 2, you owe it to yourself to take the time to watch it. It’s an hour and 45 minutes long but well worth... More

Graham Barker’s YFC Ministry in the States and Australia

11/6/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1960 to 1969, 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, 2010 to present

Graham grew up in Australia where he married Alexis. They came to the states to attend Moody Bible Institute. Alexis began volunteering in Ron Hutchcraft’s Club. To assure her safety in downtown... More

Don Engram on His Six Years Directing Detroit VCY

10/23/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969, 1970 to 1979

While Don was directing Wichita YFC, he lost his young wife to cancer. Later his staff tried to hook him up with another woman. He met a beautiful woman at a YFC Singspiration and asked her to be a... More

Don Engram’s Conversion and Early Years in YFC

10/23/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1940 to 1949, 1950 to 1959

Don grew up in a very poor, non-Christian home, one of eight children. One day a man came and talked to him and his brothers about them needing to be in church. He started going to church and nine... More

Guy LeCompte on his 21 years in YFC – His Last 6 Years Directing Project Serve

10/19/2015 By YFC USA in Category 1980 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, 2010 to present

Guy was a Campus Life kid in San Diego all through his high school years. That got him interested in relational evangelism, and he eventually went on YFC staff in San Diego for two years. Then he... More

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