The focus of all our programs is GROWING FAITH in Jesus in the kids in Lebanon City. All of our programs are free of charge.


For kids ages 3 & 4, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-12:15 pm. Preschool start on August 29, 2016 and run until May 25, 2017. Snacks and lunch are provided.

Elementary School

For students in k-5th grade, every Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm. Dinner is provided. This evening includes a variety of activities, Bible lessons, sports, art, etc.

Middle School

For students in 6th-8th grade, every Tuesday from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. This program will restart on September 20.

High School

For students in 9th-12th grade, every Monday from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. This evening includes stations where students learn various skills and enjoy fun activities all while learning about Jesus.

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Get to know Lebanon Valley Youth For Christ*
To see the transforming power of Jesus Christ at work

Since our beginning in 1945, our methods may have changed but our mission has remained constant: To see the transforming power of Jesus Christ at work in the lives of today’s youth. Today we are ministering not only to Kindergarten through High School students but to 3 and 4 year olds as well as college age students. Our passion to help young people thrive spiritually, physically and socially is supported by churches, businesses, families and individuals. Together, we are making a difference both now and for eternity!

  • 81% of children in Lebanon live below the poverty level
  • Lebanon's income is 64% of Pa's median income

    Lebanon median income $33,485 ...................... Pennsylvania median income $54,007

  • 57% of Lebanon's population state their religion as "none"


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Executive Director // jerry@lvyfc.com
Jerry E. Higley has been our Executive Director since 1978 so it’s no wonder that some of our younger students think he’s old! Jerry’s passion is to see youth transformed by Jesus and he has endless God stories to tell!
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Program Manager // nate@lvyfc.com
Nate loves working with youth and showing them the Hope they can have in Jesus Christ! He is one of two Armstrong’s on staff at YFC*, but don’t be fooled he was hired first! Nate’s favorite tropical fish is the Mandarinfish.
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Ajay Kunarasa

Middle School Director // ajay@lvyfc.com
Ajay is a New Yorker born and bred, and has a passion for working with youth in the inner city. He graduated from Summit International School of Ministry. He and his wife Asia, moved to Lebanon in September.
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Brook Armstrong

Children Ministry Director // brook@lvyfc.com
Brook has always had a passion to work with kids and see them grow in their faith. She has a desire to see kids learn more about Jesus. Brook enjoys serving alongside her husband and doing ministry together. They have a beautiful daughter Everly, who was born in December. Brook enjoys spending time with family, reading, and cuddling with their new baby girl, Savanah.
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Early Childhood Ministry Director // courtney@lvyfc.com
Courtney received her call to the kids in Lebanon City almost 20 years ago when she was a YFC* summer intern. Her passion is to instill hope and direct kids on positive life paths even before they’re old enough for school. She enjoys distance running and eating brownies, both daily activities.
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Program Director // laurie@lvyfc.com
Laurie loves learning things and meeting new people. Perhaps that’s why she is in youth ministry where every day is an adventure! Connecting with youth and witnessing the power of Christ take root in their lives is her greatest joy.
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Jeff Miller

Operations Assistant // jeff@lvyfc.com
Jeff loves Lebanon, students, and Jesus (not in that order). He loves working for YFC, even if his wife is his boss ;). Chipotle is his passion. Jeff also works as a youth pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship.
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Isaac Williams

Director of Operations // office@lvyfc.com
Isaac has a passion for working behind the scenes to help bring it all together. He has lived all around the world, but now he and his beautiful wife, Carissa live in Ephrata. He loves kids and has a heart for helping youth learn life skills. He loves aviation, music, & rugby!


Three times a year we host events to allow donors, staff, and students to rally together to raise awareness and support for the transformation that is happening in the youth of our city.

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