Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered 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 a local church for Christian living.


Our committee, staff, and volunteers Fully Rely On God (FROG) to follow His command to go and reach all nations (Matthew 28:19-20).

CEF was founded by Rev. Jesse Irvin Overholtzer in 1937. Growing up in a religious family, Jesse at the age of 12 was convicted of 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. O’s life to lead him to begin the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship when he was 60 years old.

Want to know more about the ministries of CEF?

Martha Smith

Martha Smith and her husband, James, have been married since 2000 and have one daughter, Skye. They have lived in Flagler County since 2009. Martha started volunteering in a Good News Club ® in 2010 and fell in love with the ministry. She then took on other roles in the chapter, such as Flagler County Field Coordinator and TCE 1 Instructor. In May of 2016, she began work as the Director of Training and in February of 2017 became Co-Coordinator along with Debbie Sheffield. In March of 2019, she became full time director. She is also the contact person for Christian Youth In Action ® and 5 Day Clubs.

Grace Tamayo

Grace Tamayo and her husband, Sev have been married for over 21 years. They have three children, J, Sarah and Nick. She was born in Brooklyn New York and has been living in Florida for over 17 years. Grace joined CEF in 2013 in the East Central Chapter as the office manager and Bookkeeper. She felt the Lord calling her to this ministry and has been enjoying being part of this team. Grace is very crafty and quilting is her favorite hobby. She loves to Worship the Lord through music and is not afraid of making a joyful noise even if she’s off key.

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