John and Joanie Bovard

John is a 1977 graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College (BA. in Social Work). After working several years as a caseworker in  Rochester, NY  he followed God’s call to the mission field and has worked fulltime with Youth for Christ for nearly thirty years. He has served as the Executive Director for Twin Tiers YFC (Elmira, NY), North Country YFC (Cambridge, NY) and now with Lehigh Valley YFC (Allentown./Bethlehem, PA)  Additonally, John served as the pastor of a local church for eight years while directing YFC in Cambridge,

Joanie works for the Allentown School District as the secretary to the director of grants and development as well as serving as YFC’s administrative assistant and bookkeeper. John and Joanie will celebrate twenty- five years of marriage this year and are parents to Hannah Joy (13) who is in the eighth grade and Benjamin (11) who is in sixth grade.

Please remember to pray regularly for the Bovards as they seek to reach spiritually lost and searching young people of the Lehigh Valley with the life changing message of Jesus Christ.