Child Evangelism Fellowship

Since 1937, CEF has been fulfilling the Gospel by bringing children and their families to a saving knowledge of Christ. 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. With the foundation of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and training in Biblical principles, children are equipped to face the challenges of life.  Our vision is to reach "Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day".  


Child Evangelism Fellowship is an international, 501c3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in Warrenton, Missouri. CEF is the largest ministry to children in the world, reaching millions of children each year in every region of the globe. It has a mission to evangelize children in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to disciple them in the Word of God, and to establish them in a local church. CEF serves kids of all ages, abilities, race, ethnicity, creed and economic status. Learn more at



Child Evangelism Fellowship of East Texas is a state office of the organization. In 2015, CEFETX served more than 100,000 children in more than 150 counties through area chapters including:

               Houston / Galveston        Dallas / Fort Worth              Austin                     Northeast Texas / Longview                                                                Rio Grand Valley              San Antonio                        Conroe                    Piney Woods / Tyler                                                                            Brazos Valley                    Navarro County                   Corpus Christi        Central Texas / Killeen

Find contact information for your local chapter - CLICK HERE!


Bible based PROGRAMS     

·                  Good News Club® & JYou Connection™ (after school Bible clubs for elementary & middle school students)                         

·                  5-Day Club® (neighborhood summer outreach for kids ages 5-12)

·                  Christian Youth in Action® (trains teenagers for local and international missions work)      

·                  Mailbox Club® (correspondence Bible study course for children)                              

·          Children of Prisoners Ministry (program to support children of incarcerated parents)



CEF founder, Jesse Overholtzer, felt the Lord’s purpose to evangelize children. The Lord led Jesse to the special ministry of youth through his study of Scripture. The Lord revealed many passages that underscored the Lord’s love of children, for example:

"...your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish." Matthew 18:14

" comes by hearing, that is, hearing the good news about Christ"  Romans 10:17

"Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them. For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."  Matthew 19:14

Discover the amazing story about how CEF became the world's largest ministry to children through the book of our founder             "The Indomitable Mr. O". Click HERE to order the book. 


Statement of Faith

Details concerning our Statement of Faith and Doctrinal Protection Policy are available HERE.