About Youth for Christ Kenya

Since its inception in 1975, Youth for Christ Kenya has been a guiding light for young souls. Our first national director was Brian Cummins. He built a solid foundation. The ministry has grown tremendously and continues to leave a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of young people.

We are firmly rooted in five chapters across Kenya: Nairobi, Eldoret, Meru, Nakuru and Malindi. Youth for Christ Kenya has embarked on a transformative mission. We believe in the power of the youth, for “the kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children” (Luke 18:16). This belief drives us to reach out to the youth with a message of love, faith and hope.

The pillars of our work are evangelism and discipleship, carried out through various avenues such as Bible study, prayer sessions, children’s ministry and schools ministry. Notably, we’ve introduced sports ministry in Malindi, a program that has opened doors for young athletes to connect with the word of God before or after their games.

Youth for Christ Kenya extends its influence beyond the chapters. Our mission team journeys to different parts of Kenya, reaching out to young souls in primary and secondary schools. We also reach out to colleges, prisons and children’s homes. Occasionally, we hold street and door-to-door outreaches targeting the youth and other age groups. We have gotten opportunities to mentor pastors and teachers in the ways of guiding the youth in their faith journey.

Youth for Christ Kenya places a strong emphasis on abstinence and sexual purity. We developed the “Worth the Wait” sexuality manual, a resource designed to help young people understand sexuality and promote abstinence. This mission is further amplified through our Crisis Pregnancy Ministries Kenya, where we advocate for the sanctity of human life among the youth.

One of our most heartwarming initiatives is the Kimbilio Safe House, a sanctuary for vulnerable teenage girls facing crisis pregnancies and trauma. Young ladies who have experienced trauma in their lives, including rape, defilement, and/or being rejected by their families and community, find refuge at Kimbilio (a Swahili word meaning ‘refuge’), where they are offered psychosocial support, discipleship, basic needs, maternal care, rehabilitation, and skills training.

The safe house hosts a maximum of 15 young mothers at a time. As of 2023, we have ministered to 31 girls aged between 13 and 21 years. We’ve had 27 healthy babies born. Our goal is to help these young mothers heal from their physical, emotional and mental wounds and safely reintegrate them back into society.

The Kizazi Sasa (Generation Now) Campsite has been a crucial means of evangelizing unbelievers as well as discipling and encouraging young believers. The camp hosts our youth camps, conferences and different teams and churches from the surrounding area. They come to experience God through weekly Bible studies, outreach programs, trainings and transformative outdoor activities.

We have big plans for the expansion of ministry at the campsite and have integrated the community through social participation, partnering with quite a number of local churches, orphanage homes and schools, maximizing every moment and seizing every opportunity to reach out to the young people around us.

“Anchored to the Rock, Geared to the Times” is a slogan that guides our mission. We are now taking steps to reach the youth where they are; in the digital space. Recognising the digital inclination of today’s generation, we plan to launch podcasts, an interactive website, and even a Christian-themed game that lets users make choices that reflect their spiritual journey and lead them to Christ.

In summary, Youth for Christ Kenya stands as a beacon of hope and a pillar of support for the youth of Kenya. Our work is a testament to the power of faith, love and community. It’s a story of growth, resilience and an unwavering commitment to securing a brighter future for the youth, one soul at a time.

Staff & Board MembersKenya YFC Staff and Board Members

Prayer Needs

  • God’s guidance as we work on our strategic plan
  • Provision for upgrading the campsite
  • Protection and impact as the mission team conducts outreaches around the country
  • Healing and restoration for young mothers in our safe house
  • Pioneering of ministry in Tharaka Nithi
  • Financial support of the full-time staff