Each year, our ministries in Jamestown and Valley City host a fundraising banquet at the Jamestown Civic Center. We take this time to connect with and encourage our community and supporters by highlighting the past year's events, hearing students' stories, and providing a glimpse into the upcoming year. When you attend our banquet, you can be sure to experience top quality entertainment, speakers, and great food!  We hope you’ll join us as our guests and sponsors at next year’s “Report to the People” Banquet.

We would love to have you as guests at this year's banquet. Our guests are seated by tables of 8. We encourage anyone to sponsor a table for $250.00 and invite family and friends. We especially encourage those of you who have attended in the past to become a sponsor this year. After a table has been sponsored, 8 tickets are given to the sponsor, who in turn may give those tickets to people who are interested in learning more about and/or supporting the mission and vision of Youth for Christ. Tickets are made availibale only when tables have been sponsored. If you would like tickets to this year's fundraising banquet, please call our office at (701) 252-5501.

Our October 25th, 2021 banquet is being planned now and we are excited to announce that Dustin Tavella will be our guest speaker this year. 

Dustin is an amazing illusionist with an incredible heart for people and the love of Jesus.  One of Dustin’s philosophies as it relates to reaching people for Jesus is, “Find people and do life with them.” Dustin spent six years in the mission field and has a passion for the homeless. Through their work with young women in pregnancy centers, he and his wife, Kari, were blessed to adopt two little boys.

Illusions are one of the tools that Dustin uses to communicate what God has done in his life and the lives of others.  He has recently been featured on the television show America’s Got Talent and is quickly becoming a top rated performer.

We are excited to have Dustin with us and we know you will be amazed and blessed by both his performance and his heart for Jesus.


See deatials from previous banquets below. 

2020 Comedy Mask-qurade with guest comedians, Daren Streblow and Jeff Allen


Our gang of outlaw staff and board members. 




2019 was a momentous year for Youth For Christ. It marked the 75th anniversary of Youth For Christ/USA as well as the 25th anniversary of James Valley YFC.

NATIONAL               LOCAL


2019  Geration Screen and Self-Esteem


Speaker: Jonathan McKee                                 It was a wondeful celebration and a wonderful crowd. 

Jonathan did a fablulous job addressing the health crisis of a screen obsessed youth culture and the problems it is creating in self-esteem and depression issues. Johnathan studies youth culture and is an author of over twenty books, such as, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like  Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. He  provides free resources for youth workers and parents on his two websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


2018 Staying The Course


Speaker: Admiral Bruce W. Clingan
     United States Navy (Retired)

Admiral Clingan is a native of Indiana, but was raised in Washington State. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and holds a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He received his commission through the University of Washington Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Program in June 1977.
Designated a naval aviator in May 1979, Clingan flew F-14 Tomcats with five fighter squadrons and made four operational deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean and North Arabian Sea. His flying tours included duties as a flight instructor and as a member of the Aircrew Systems Advisory Panel where he helped Naval Air Systems Command and Grumman Aerospace Corporation develop the F-14D Super Tomcat. Clingan’s tactical flying days culminated in command of Fighter Squadron ELEVEN, followed immediately by selection for the Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program. Completion of this program set a course for the next decade of his career that involved assignments as Executive Officer of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); Commanding Officer of the Sixth Fleet flagship USS La Salle (AFG 3); and ultimately Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) which was forward deployed in the Indian Ocean on 9-11.
After selection to Flag rank, Clingan joined United States Central Command, serving as Deputy Director of Operations from April 2002 to May 2004 during Operations Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom. Subsequent Flag officer tours at sea included command of Carrier Strike Group 3/Carl Vinson Strike Group during an extended deployment supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, as well as command of the U.S. Sixth Fleet and various other U.S. Navy and NATO commands responsible for advancing our interests in Europe and Africa. Flag officer assignments ashore during this timeframe involved various planning, programming and budgeting directorships on the Chief of Naval Operation’s staff, and concluded with an assignment as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy in December 2009.
Admiral Clingan returned to Europe for his final active duty assignment in February 2012, where he concurrently served as Commander, Allied Joint Force Command, Naples (NATO); Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe; and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa during the crises in Syria, Ukraine and across north Africa. He retired from the United States Navy on September 1, 2014 after more than 37 years of active service and immediately began a second career supporting various Navy, secular and Christian organizations across a broad spectrum of strategic planning, leader development, and management initiatives. Today he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for the Youth for Christ Foundation, and holds a position as Senior Advisor in Youth For Christ USA. In this role he has been helping to transform this nation-wide Movement as necessary to increase by ten-fold its Christ-sharing relationships among America’s lost 11-19 year olds.
Clingan resides north of Seattle, in Stanwood Washington, with his wife Brandy. They have been married for 35 years, and have one daughter Savannah, who works with the U.S. Department of Justice in Virginia.



2017  GUARD YOUR HEART   Proverbs 4:23


450 people joined us for a night of good food, fellowship and heard incredible stories of God's work in the lives of young people. Jonathan McKee did a fantastic job comunicating the challenges of working with young people in a smart phone culture. Turns out all the best advice from doctors and councilors is face to face relationships. Humm! That's exactly what YFC does and will continue to do. Thank you to all who helped make it a wonderful night.  

Click link to see a time lapse of the event. Don't blink.