1963- 1971

 Youth for Christ (YFC) was founded in Lebanon in 1963 by Lenn Rogers, an American missionary, who was the National Director of YFC Lebanon until 1971.


John Sagherian was the National Director of  YFCL until 2010. During Sagherian’s time as a National Director, Youth for Christ Lebanon was known for its choir ministry for over 30 years, which was an effective tool for evangelism and a blessing to the many generations who participated in this choir.

In 2012, Maher El Hajj, who joined the full time staff of YFCL in 2003, became the new National Director in 2012. YFC in Lebanon is one of the most active organizations participating in youth work in Lebanon. Our ministry is known for its camps, clubs, and presence on school campuses. Over the years, we have also been training hundreds of youth leaders who serve in churches. We believe that it is one of our most important accomplishments as it has a lifelong impact on youth ministry and church life.  In 2012, YFCL also launched a compassion ministry to reach the many refugees residing in our country.