History

Since 1944, Youth for Christ has had a distinctive history of youth evangelism.

In the early 1940's, during World War II, many young men, mostly ministers and evangelists, were holding large rallies in Canada, England, and the United States. Youth for Christ quickly organized into a national movement. Billy Graham became YFC's first full time employee.

In October of 1951, San Diego Youth for Christ became an official charter member of the national organization, Youth for Christ. The next year they began to transition from the old "rally" days of the mid 40's to the late 50's to YFC Bible Clubs on high school and junior high campuses in the late 50's and early 60's.

In 1965 San Diego YFC was on the forefront in the development of the Campus Life club program that reached young people on high school and middle school campuses that didn't have an active faith or involvement in a faith community. It was the exciting growth of Campus Life in those early years that propelled San Diego YFC into one of the premier youth programs in the nation.

Today, Youth for Christ San Diego continues the legacy of Campus Life ministry, and is actively growing into new ministry areas.

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