Child Evangelism Fellowship®, founded in 1937, is the world’s largest Bible-centered mission organization to children. It is composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to Evangelize to 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.

In 2001, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the right of Good News Clubs to have equal access to public schools as any other non-curricular activity. This ruling allows CEF to establish biblically based clubs, called Good News Clubs, in public schools. Most of these Clubs take place immediately after school, but can be scheduled during the day or before school. You can learn more by clicking HERE.

CEF International has established ministries in countries all over the world. In 2022, over 19 million children around the world heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ through CEF ministries. Established in 1937, CEF has established methods and resources that are highly effective and exciting to children in their learning about Jesus. Over the past 86 years, the teaching materials have continued to improve and are presently world renown as the premier Bible curriculum for children.

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tennessee, Inc. Greater Chattanooga Chapter, as part of CEF worldwide, presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ to over 11,281 children annually in schools, homes, community centers, YMCA’s, churches and many other venues. There were 352 professions of faith and 168 children are now attending a local church for the first time. 

The CEF of Tennessee, Greater Chattanooga Chapter has established over 50 Clubs in elementary and middle schools, preschool facilities, community centers and some churches in the current year. 

We serve in the following eleven counties:


  • Bledsoe 
  • Bradley
  • Grundy
  • Hamilton
  • Marion
  • McMinn
  • Meigs
  • Monroe
  • Polk
  • Rhea
  • Sequatchie