Child Evangelism Fellowship of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc.

A nonprofit children’s ministry whose mission is:

1) To reach lost children for Christ

2) To help the saved child to grow in their faith

3) To train others to do the same.


We have several camps and clubs all year long for kids. We would love for you to join us!


At CEF, we offer multiple training programs to help equip those of all ages to share the gospel. Learn more about these opportunities below!


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CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC. is an interdenominational group of God’s people bonded together in desire, determination, and divine commission to pray for and to reach children with the good news of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In 1936, J. Irvin Overholtzer responded to God’s call to win boys and girls to Christ, thus establishing the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship.  Mr. Overholtzer made the first contacts in Eastern Pennsylvania in 1937, and CEF was officially organized in Eastern Pennsylvania in 1938. The State Headquarters was later moved to Lancaster in 1951 and in 1976 was relocated to Harrisburg. In 1978, a new headquarters facility was constructed at 4305 Winthrop Drive in the Colonial Hills area of Harrisburg, PA.


CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP has several opportunities for volunteers to serve.

– 5-Day Club

– Good News Club

– Camp Good News

If you are interested in getting involved, contact us using the link below or find the contact information for your local county’s CEF director on the map!

If you would like to donate monetarily, please visit the form linked below.


Please contact us with any questions you may have about our ministry or beliefs. We would love to talk to you!