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Child Evangelism Fellowship «
San Fernando Valley Chapter
CEF« was founded by Jesse Irvin Overholtzer (pictured on right) in 1937. Growing up in a religious family, Jesse at the age of 12 was convicted by his own sin and sought counsel from his mother. He was told, "Son, you are too young." It wasn't until Overholtzer was in college that he heard the Gospel and trusted Christ as his Savior.
Later as a pastor, Mr. Overholtzer read one of Charles Spurgeon's sermons which stated, "A child of five, if properly instructed can as truly believe and be regenerated as an adult." The Lord used this statement in Mr. Overholtzer's life to lead him to begin the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship when he was 60 years old. The ministry has grown into the largest evangelistic outreach to children in the world.
CEF« is a Bible-centered worldwide organization that is dedicated 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 a local church for Christian living.
Southern CA, USA
Child Evangelism Fellowship«, also known as CEF«, was established in 1937 and is a Bible-centered organization that ministers in every state in the U.S. as well as in over 188 countries worldwide. Our chapter serves both San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley.