Anchored to the rock. Geared to the times.
In 1944 Billy Graham and Torrey Johnson held a Youth for Christ rally in Chicago. The ministry of YFC spread like wildfire across the US. As YFC was forming into an international organization, Tacoma was one of the founding chapters. The founding motto of YFC is as true to today as it was when it was coined "Anchored to the Rock and geared to the times." YFC has never veered from its commitment to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to lost and hurting young people. Tacoma has been a pioneer in ministry throughout its history. We were working with troubled teens before the national movement had embraced that kind of work. We have developed a model of bringing hope to parents through parenting workshops, and we have put together a foster care ministry that is unique in YFC circles. Now, in 2009 with 64,000 young people in Pierce County, YFC/ Tacoma Area has a broad and diverse ministry across our community. Tacoma YFC is the largest YFC ministry center in the country with 50 staff, a budget of $2.5 million and over 300 volunteers.