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WHO we


Founded in 1937 by Pastor Irvin Overholtzer, Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF) is the world's largest ministry to children.


CEF® is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization made up of born again believers.

Our Purpose

A note from our President


For over 80 years God has been using Child Evangelism Fellowship® to bring the love of Jesus Christ to children around the world. The Word of God puts a high priority on children. They are near to God’s heart and we believe that He is uniquely concerned about their spiritual welfare. Without the foundation of a relationship with God and training in Biblical principles for life they are unequipped to face what life will throw at them.

With workers in countries around the world, CEF®  had personal, individual ministry with more than 25.4 million children last year. God has given us a passion to not only bring children into a right relationship with God, but to disciple them in His Word and establish them in Bible teaching churches so that they can become mature in their faith.

I am convinced that there is no work that is more pertinent or effective. Perhaps God is leading you to become more involved in the lives of children, for His kingdom’s sake.

CEF® is here to train, equip and encourage you as you follow that leading. I trust that this web site will be a rich resource for you and that God will use you in a tremendous way to make an eternal difference in the lives of boys and girls.

For His Name among the children,

Reese R. Kauffman


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