David Wraight2.1 billion people in the world today have no opportunity to know or follow Jesus or experience the blessings of His Kingdom. Driven by this unacceptable statistic Youth for Christ continues to expand its global impact, pursuing our vision to provide every young person in the world with an opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus.

This past year Youth for Christ has experienced the most extensive sustainable growth ever in the history of the movement. Young leaders across the world, fueled by a pioneering passion, are expanding the reach of the gospel into many new nations, most of them closed to outside influences but open to indigenous leadership. Youth for Christ now has ministry in 128* nations and plans to pioneer a further 30 nations over the next five years

A major strategic focus in these coming years is the development of an extensive community of supporters to partner with world-changing pioneers providing the resources to equip and deploy them globally.

~ David Wraight


Sam WolgemuthEvery member of Youth for Christ’s International Board, whose members come from nine different nations, thanks you for your participation in the vital work of youth evangelism. God’s transforming love is what drives the staff and volunteers of Youth for Christ who reach out to lost and hurting young people in 128* countries in all parts of the world. Because of you there is growth in God’s Kingdom. We are grateful for you.

~ Sam Wolgemuth

*2012 figures

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 – 117
Young people impacted by direct ministry – 2.9 mil
Young people impacted by media ministry – 1.78 mil
Young people who responded to the Gospel – 211,598
Young people in follow-up & discipleship – 78,082
Local ministry centres- 679
Full-time, part-time & volunteer staff – 27,559
Registered prayer intercessors – 137,430
Churches that partner in ministry – 6,586

These figures are a compilation of statistics reported on Annual Ministry Reviews from 2011, with 88 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
David Wraight, President/CEO – Australia
Alfred Mc Donald, Secretary – Jamaica
Gunnar Lie – USA
Abraham Mantey – Ghana
Maarten van Helden – The Netherlands
Marcelo Gualberto da Silva – Brazil
Peter Halder – South Asia
Alfons Hildebrandt – Germany
Jean Baptiste Mugarura – Rwanda

World Leadership Team

David Wraight, President/CEO
John Bastian, Chief Financial Officer
Linda Stershic, International Prayer Director
Pieter Verhoeven, Chief Operating Officer
Larry Williams, VP of Ministries & Field Operations
Hilary Lewis-Nicol, Africa Area Director
Geordon Rendle, Americas Area Director
Neil O’Boyle, Asia Pacific Area Director
John Duncan, Europe, Middle East & North Africa Area Director

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 76 Youth for Christ nations reporting financial figures.

YFC Worldwide Budget



YFCIM 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 Poysti & Adams, LLC, can be obtained by contacting  the Youth for Christ International office.

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

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

View the 2009/2010 Global Ministry Overview.