Ray Villegas, Director
East Harlem Youth For Christ - New York, NY
August 28, 2014
Ray Villegas and his family are urban missionaries in one of the greatest cities in the world, New York. He has devoted his life to seeing lives changed and transformed. His passion is to see young people develop into lifelong disciples. For over a decade, he has served with Youth For Christ, and is currently the director of the East Harlem branch.
As the director, he provides leadership and strategic development of the ministry in East Harlem. YFC in NYC exists to reach the youth to become godly and devoted followers of Jesus. They have a heart to see them live out their faith by continually growing in their relationship with Jesus, sharing the Gospel with others, and committing to seeing social change.
One way Ray has done this was by pioneering a hip-hop camp called BlazeFest. BlazeFest is a celebration of the arts that teaches young people creative skills in a healthy and structured environment.