Annual Report

A Word from our Director

It is God’s loving desire that we move out of spiritual darkness by following Christ into the light of the gospel.

This is the mission of God that Youth for Christ continues to commit to. And you are reading this because you have partnered with YFC, the local church, and other co-laborers in this mission to shine the light of Christ in the darkness. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6.)

Thank you for your work and partnership to shine the light of Christ in the darkness. We are grateful to God for you.

Only By His Grace,

Chris Thompson, Executive Director


By the Numbers

The eternal value of reaching young people for Christ cannot be measured; however, these numbers allow us to celebrate what God is doing in Pittsburgh.


Individuals $378,957
Churches $71,039
Foundations $18,250
United Way $7,554
Event & Underwriting $33,227
Business Sponsors $20,300
Interest & Miscellaneous $2,478
Armory Rental Revenue $39,925
Total Support & Revenue $571,730
Program - Ministry $355,758
Program - Operating $124,807
Armory - Operating $44,361
YFC-USA Participation Fees $13,332
Total Expenses $538,258
Change in NET Assets $33,472


From the audit report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 by Stephans, Kun & Co., P.C., CPAs.

Note: These audited figures reflect only the activity of Metro Pittsburgh Youth for Christ. The audited financial statement for the year ending June 30, 2016 and the opinion by Stephans, Kun & Co. can be obtained by contacting Metro Pittsburgh YFC, 6314 Library Road, South Park, PA 15129.

ECFA Charter SealYouth for Christ is a nonprofit corporation and is exempt from income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and comparable state law. As a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), we adhere to high standards for fundraising and responsible stewardship.

Youth for Christ/USA strives for financial integrity and fully meets the standards of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.



When Jesus approached Jerusalem, He looked out on the city and wept.  He was filled with sorrow for His people because they had missed the meaning of His visit.  He knew the consequences that their failure to embrace Him would have on them and their city. (Luke 19:41-44)

We live in the reality of that same consequence today.  A failure to embrace Jesus Christ has consequences on the human soul and the corporate human condition.

Even with all of this occurring, the challenge we face for reaching the city is enormous. A spiritual problem requires a spiritual strategy. We are still figuring it all out, and we have a lot to learn from the church and other co-laborers who have been at this mission for years in the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. But we are humbly following where God leads us and adding our hands and feet to their effort. 

This is our exciting news, a labor of love for the teenage souls in the neighborhoods of this city to recognize what Jerusalem did not, that the Messiah has come to them in their brokenness to heal and restore them to their Creator God.


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