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And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children ...   - Deuteronomy 6:6-7

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Reaching the Children of West Texas

Partnering with churches 
to take the Good News of 
Jesus Christ to children.



Our Purpose:

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 Mission:

To enlist, equip and encourage a team of qualified leaders who will effectively fulfill the purpose of Child Evangelism Fellowship , expanding the work throughout West Texas.


Our Vision:
Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day.



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Child Evangelism Fellowship of  West Texas

International Plaza, CEF Headquarters in Missouri

International Plaza - CEF Headquarters in Warrenton, MO

Child Evangelism Fellowship
of West Texas

CEF - Reaching Children Worldwide

Child Evangelism Fellowship is the largest worldwide ministry to children.  The Lord used a retired pastor to begin the work and many others since those early days in the 1930's.


CEF's International Headquarters is located in Warrenton, Missouri, 50 miles west of St. Louis.  

Visitors are always welcome!


CEF    is actively expanding ministry into new nations and new areas

within nations with a goal of reaching

Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day

Our state ministry is part of Child Evangelism Fellowship USA. CEF of West Texas was incorporated in 1961. Since Texas is such a big state, CEF incorporated East Texas separately in 1964.

 Visit the website for CEF's International Headquarters in Warrenton, Missouri


Effective March 2023, we now have seven CEF chapters in West Texas!  They are: 

  • Midland Basin Chapter (8 counties around Midland)

  • Permian Basin Chapter (9 counties around Odessa)

  • Red River Chapter (11 counties near Wichita Falls)

  • Rio Grande Chapter (6 counties El Paso and east)

  • South Plains Chapter (18 counties near Lubbock)

  • Texas Panhandle Chapter (26 counties near Amarillo)

  • and our new chapter covering 12 counties in the Abilene area --

    • The Big Country CEF Chapter!​


 We praise God for our staff, volunteers, donors, prayer partners, and other friends in these areas!


Thank you for praying ... and check back for updates!

Praise God for all He is doing to reach the boys & girls!



For 86 years Child Evangelism Fellowship has been taking the Gospel message to children through effective, proven methods.  





Club Ministries

CEF partners with local churches to provide life-changing Bible Clubs for children. Each one is unique!

  • Christmas Party Clubs - held in Nov./Dec./January to tell children the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Good News Clubs take place during the school year and are usually right in the school one day each week (Sept.-April)

  • 5-Day Clubs are usually taught by teens we have trained in Christian Youth in Action.  They are held in childcare centers, apt. complexes, Boys & Girls Clubs, churches -- anywhere children gather.

Many children are receiving free Bible lessons in the mail from The Mailbox Club.



Christmas Party Clubs

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Reaching children in 26  counties in the Panhandle region of West Texas for over  

80 years!

2700 S. Western, Ste 500
Amarillo, TX 79109
Ph# 806-374-3024

Our chapter is committed to taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to boys and girls throughout the 11 counties in our area.

The chapter office is located in the Lamar Baptist Church building on the corner of 11th & Harrison in Wichita Falls.

PO Box 3494

 Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Tel:  940-687-3344

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CEF in the Rio Grande area serves children in the following counties, including ministry on

Fort Bliss Army Post:

El Paso



Jeff Davis



To get involved, call Vicki Johnston at


Or email

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South Plains Chapter
serving 18 counties in the South Plains region of West Texas

To learn more about our chapter,
please call 
(806) 543-8508

or email:

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P.O Box 53611

Midland, TX 79710

Phone: (386) 852-6966


Permian Basin Chapter

The Permian Basin Chapter was chartered in Fall 2021 to reach boys & girls in the following counties in the Odessa area:










P.O. Box 13075

Odessa, TX 79768


Call for info: 432-924-9520

"I thank God for sacrificing His life for me" 


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Contact Us!
CEF West Texas State Office

P.O. Box 3811 
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

900 8th Street, Suite 606
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Questions? Comments?
Want to join The Mailbox Club?


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West Texas Office

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Janet Johnson

State Director - West Texas

     As a child, I loved God the Father, but knew nothing about Jesus.  Finally, when I was 23 years old, living in Dallas, I heard the gospel message.  Six months later, on May 12, 1982, I told Jesus I wanted to follow Him.  

     I started serving with CEF in 2005, the same year I met David Johnson.  His support is a blessing. We love being part of what God is doing in West Texas to take the Good News of salvation to boys & girls!

For You will light my lamp; the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, by my God I can leap over a wall. As for God, His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”  

- Psalm 18:28-30  


Pam Miller

Office Manager

I love working as Office Manager for CEF of West Texas, I practically grew up with CEF®. When my parents moved our family from Mineral Wells, TX  to Wichita Falls in 1972 in the summertime,  some nice ladies would knock on the doors of our neighborhood and invite the children to Backyard Bible Club. They mentioned that we were going to sing, have a Bible story, eat snacks and have a great time. My brother, sisters and I, plus the neighborhood kids, went and had a wonderful time. We heard the gospel, and sang songs that are still in my memory. It wasn't until I started working for CEF® that I learned what I had experienced as a child with Backyard Bible Club was an outreach of CEF®! 

"I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."
Hebrews 13:5(b)

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Sandra Lea

Administrative Assistant

I was born and grew up in Shreveport, LA.  I attended and graduated from LSU –Baton Rouge with a degree in Business Management and Administration.  I was blessed to be born into a family that served God, so I accepted Jesus at an early age.  Sunday School teachers played an important role in my life, so I value the ministry and mission of Child Evangelism Fellowship.  I’m married to Gerald and we have 3 children, a son name Jonathan, a daughter name Whitney and a daughter-in-law name Mariesa.  We also have our first grandbaby name James .   My husband and I serve God at Colonial Church in Wichita Falls as Coordinators for our Prayer Team and members of the Response Team.

Philippians 4:6-7 -  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

State Board Members

Debra Tow - Chairwoman


Dan Helbing - Vice Chair

(Wichita Falls)

Doug Moore - Secretary


Diane Dockery - Treasurer

(Wichita Falls)

Connie Barnhart

(Wichita Falls)

Israel Rosario

(El Paso)

Peggy Harman


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