Geordon RendleYouth for Christ is celebrating 70 years of history, of ministry, of building legacy and of growing the Kingdom of God through the lives of teenagers around the world. It is astonishing to realize that what has been accomplished thus far has been in response to the women and men of God who prayed forward, believing that the Lord would honor their earnest pleas for a generation. As you read the numbers, celebrate that by God’s grace and for His glory, YFC is the largest, faith and youth-based movement on the planet. But more importantly, rejoice that YFC gives evidence of the unconditional and merciful love of God for young people everywhere.

This year was one of significant transitions with David Wraight ably and humbly handing off the baton of the presidency. New Area Directors were appointed: Americas – Jose Carlos Gutierrez; Europe, Middle East & North Africa – Edward de Kam and Asia Pacific – David Bonanno. Africa continues under the capable and godly leadership of Hilary Lewis-Nicol. The Board offers governance oversight, the intercessory team – prayerful undergirding, and partners – financial sustenance. Youth ministry is team ministry and we thank you for your participation.

~ Geordon Rendle



Sam WolgemuthThe past year was especially significant as CEO David Wraight stepped down after 10 years of Godly leadership that brought renewed growth and vitality to the movement.  David and Jenny returned to Melbourne where he continues in Christian ministry. After a thorough, open and prayerful search the Board nominated Canadian Geordon Rendle to be YFCI’s new CEO, a choice that was overwhelmingly ratified by the nations. Geordon was the Americas Area Director before taking the reins. As we look to the future, we are more than ever committed to youth evangelism and know that with God’s continued blessing and your partnership the best years lay ahead.

~ Sam Wolgemuth

Because of you...

The eternal value of reaching young people for Christ cannot be measured; however, these numbers allow us to celebrate what God is doing around the world because of you and the men and women of Youth for Christ.Thanks for your investment

Number of…
Nations where Youth for Christ ministers – 133
Young people impacted by direct ministry – 3.5 mil
Young people impacted by media ministry – 1.6 mil
Young people who responded to the Gospel – 245,330
Young people in follow-up & discipleship – 132,192
Local ministry centres- 550
Full-time, part-time & volunteer staff – 36,698
Registered prayer intercessors – 136,537
Churches that partner in ministry – 10,440

These figures are a compilation of statistics reported on Annual Ministry Reviews from 2013, with 92 Youth for Christ nations reporting. They are a close approximation but not absolute totals. Media ministry includes literature distribution, TV and radio programs and ministry being carried out via the internet.

Board of Trustees

Sam Wolgemuth, Board Chair, USA
Dean Rueckert, Deputy Board Chair, USA
Geordon Rendle, President/CEO, Canada
Alfred McDonald, Secretary, Jamaica
Abraham Mantey, Ghana
Maarten van Helden, The Netherlands
Fernando Triviño, Colombia
Peter Halder, South Asia
Alfons Hildebrandt, Germany
Jean Baptiste Mugarura, Rwanda
Howard Stevenson, USA

The Gambia

World Leadership Team

Geordon Rendle, President/CEO
John Bastian, Chief Financial Officer
Neil O’Boyle, VP Field Ministries
Larry Williams, VP Administrative Ministries
Hilary Lewis-Nicol, Area Director, Africa
Jose Carlos Guttierez, Area Director, Americas
David Bonanno, Area Director, Asia Pacific
Edward de Kam Area Director, Europe, Middle East & North Africa


Financial Picture


The collective budgeted income and expense totals for all Youth for Christ ministry worldwide.

These figures are reported on Annual Ministry Reviews, with 80 Youth for Christ nations reporting financial figures.

Worldwide Budget



Audited Financials
Youth for Christ International Ministries is a nonprofit corporation and is exempt from income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. IRS Code and comparable state law. Donations to Youth for Christ International Ministries are tax deductible within the limitations prescribed by the Code. As a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, we adhere to high standards for fund raising and responsible stewardship. Audited financial statements and the opinion of CapinCrouse LLP can be obtained by contacting the Youth for Christ International office or downloading by clicking here.

View the 2013/2014 Global Ministry Overview in PDF format.

View the 2012/2013 Global Ministry Overview in PDF format.

View the 2011/2012 Global Ministry Overview in PDF format.

View the 2010/2011 Global Ministry Overview in PDF format.