CEF Founder
Jesse Irvin Overholtzer Picture of Founder

Used by permission of Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc.

Child Evangelism Fellowship was founded in 1937 by Rev. Jesse Irvin Overholtzer, a man with a God-given vision for boys and girls in need of the Savior. Today his vision lives on.

CEF is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization, composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in the local church for Christian living.

CEF is presently involved in over 157 countries, with over 21,000 staff members. Our emphasis overseas is to develop national workers and leaders. CEF is active in every state and province in North America. CEF wants to assist you through teaching materials, training and contact with others who can help you. Please contact us for further infornation on how we can help you evangelize and disciple children for the Lord Jesus Christ.