Our volunteer staff are a tremendous blessing, and Smith Prestwood and his wife Jessica have been faithfully blessing Youth-Reach Gulf Coast (YRGC) with their volunteerism for years.
Through Andy's experiences with others, he had grown to associate “love” and “trust” with pain. He didn’t know I needed to unlearn those buzzwords and relearn what they really mean. But God gave Andy a close glimpse of His heart, and he's been in love ever since.
At Youth-Reach Gulf Coast (YRGC), we are grateful to have the support of volunteers who pour their lives into helping us raise strong men of God. Tia Morris is a committed volunteer who holds a particularly special place in the hearts of the young men we serve. She and her husband, Ronnie, frequently host our residents [...]
Born in Ethiopia, Blaize was adopted at 11-years-old and welcomed into a loving home. At 18, he graduated high school and moved out of his parent’s house with what little money he had saved up from working two jobs. However, he quickly learned that living on your own isn’t as easy as it sounds. Within a [...]
At the young age of just 12-years-old, Micah began using drugs and by the time he started high school, he was known as “that guy who could get his hands on anything.” Although he graduated at the top of his class, he passed up numerous scholarship opportunities because of the money he was making selling drugs. [...]
We are grateful to report that YRGC residents are growing stronger spiritually, emotionally, and physically during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each day here begins with 2-3 hours of physical activity (running, weight lifting, etc.) followed by prayer/daily devotion, one-on-one Biblical counseling sessions, Bible study, work projects and tending to the grounds. Instead of sending our residents [...]
A Mobile native, Nick became a part of the YRGC family at a point in his young life when he had lost all hope for a better future. His mother and father had both passed away during his teen years, he was jumping back and forth between jobs, had no stable place to live, and was [...]
Although he didn't want anything to do with Youth-Reach at first, Austin finally got tired of fighting God. After his first couple of months, he began to surrender to the grace and love available through a relationship with Christ. Check out his full video testimony below. #restoringlostfutures #facesofyouthreach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ndwgiVdv98&feature=youtu.be
The Power of Pursuit Youth-Reach Gulf Coast is a family, not a program. This is Rian's story of how he became a member of our family and a son of God. THIS IS RIAN THEN THIS IS RIAN NOW After years of watching his son struggle with [...]