CMYFC 30 years
Central Maryland Youth For Christ was started in 1988 when it's first Executive Director, Arn Bjorndal, took teens to a summer youth evangelism conference called DC '88. A Campus Life club started that year in the Linganore area. The following year another Campus Life club started in Frederick, reaching students from Gov. Thomas Johnson and Frederick high schools. We motivated and equipped our Campus Life students to start student-led Bible clubs on their campuses. In ensuing years we added Campus Life M clubs in various locations around Frederick County (including Brunswick, Middletown and New Market) and also started a Teen Parents ministry in Frederick. Then we noticed a need to reach deaf teens in our community, so we launched a Deaf Teen Quest Club that ministered to the students at Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick. We later expanded our ministry to include Washington County. Our ministry locations in Frederick and Washington counties are constantly adapting to the needs of our community according to our staff and volunteer strength. We have ministered to thousands of teens and young people over the last 30+ years and, with God's strength and grace, we look forward to reaching many more teens with the love of Christ!