With the Church


Kern Youth Network is affiliated with the National Network of Youth Ministry and administered by YFC.  The network provides encouragement, resources and joint opportunities to equip and train students to influence their peers, as well as, grow in their own walk with Christ. Youth leaders join together to support one another and community-wide efforts that impact more youth beyond the four walls of their own ministries.  Monthly network leaders breakfasts are provided.


Our Church Partners:

1st Congregational Church, Maricopa
All Saints Anglican Church
Calvary Bible Church
Calvary Bible Mission Belles
Canyon Hills
Central Seventh Day Adventist- Sabbath Keepers
Christ Cathedral
Church of Christ, Shafter
Community Christian Fellowship, Taft
Crossroads to Recovery
Daybreak Baptist Church
Discovery Church
Dove Creek Bible Church
First Assembly of God, Taft
First Assembly of God, Bakersfield
First Assembly of God, Rosamond Youth Dept
First Baptist Church, Taft
First Presbyterian Church
Grace Baptist Church

Kern City Community Church
Laurelglen Bible Church
LifePoint Church
Lighthouse Foursquare Church
Living Grace
Mountain Bible Church, Tehachapi
Mojave Foursquare Church
Mt. Carmel Community Church, Glennville
Olive Drive Church
Olive Knolls Church of the Nazarene 
Parkside Church
Posey Community Church
RiverLakes Community Church
Rosedale Bible Church
Southwest Christian Center
The Bridge Bible Church
Valley Baptist Church, F.A.I.T.H. Riders
Valley Bible Church, Shafter
Yosemite Lakes Community Church


Youth for Christ respects the integrity of the local churches and their role to be a gathering of local believers.  In our experience, Youth for Christ has partnered with us to provide many opportunities to fulfill our church’s vision of reaching the least, the last, and the lost, while reinforcing each participant’s commitment to the local church. I am forever thankful for the hard work and reputation Youth for Christ continues to have in our community.

Tom Gnacke
Senior Pastor
LifePoint Church - Bakersfield, California.