South Plains Chapter

Serving 18 counties in the South Plains region of West Texas

To learn more about our chapter,
please call 
(806) 620-6675

About South Plains Chapter

Child Evangelism Fellowship® has been actively reaching children in Lubbock and surrounding counties for many years.  We are thankful for our history and the lives of children impacted by the Gospel.  Great things are happening today and the outreach is growing.

Working Together

We partner with churches to reach children with the gospel message.  So many children do not attend church, so we want to help local churches take the Gospel to boys & girls in the public schools through after-school Good News Clubs.  

To learn more ...

please call  us!  We can make a presentation to your church, assist you in recruiting a team, provide training & curriculum and help you launch an outreach to children who need to hear about Jesus.

(806) 620-6675



Our chapter is supported completely by individuals, churches, businesses, foundations...and by prayer!

If you're interested in becoming a financial partner, you can visit our donate now page. 

South Plains Staff

GNC Ministry Specialist

Carol Farris

I am a retired teacher of deaf and hard of hearing students. I have been married to Michael for 40 years and we have two grown children, Jessica & Daniel and one son in heaven, Timothy. My exposure to Child Evangelism Fellowship was through Daniel’s Sunday school teacher, Virginia Kelley. She used her Good News Club material to teach our son amazingly clear truths about Jesus and the Bible. I told her that “one day” I wanted to learn how to present the Gospel so clearly. When Virginia was diagnosed with ALS, I knew that “one day” had come. That was 19 years ago, and I have been doing Good News Clubs ever since. Being a part-time staff member of CEF means that I will be able to continue Virginia’s legacy of reaching children with the message of salvation through Jesus Christ! 


My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not for evil, plans to give you a future and a hope.”

South Plains Committee









Calvin Gray - Chairman

Doug Moore- Vice Chair/Treasurer







Ernest & Hallie Fish - Secretary

Ernest B. Fish was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He and his family
currently live in Lubbock, Texas. Ernest is twice retired---in 1964 as a Colonel from the
United States Army; and, ---in 2014 as Professor Emeritus from Texas Tech University.
He is currently a member of Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock where he serves as
a greeter and is a member of the deacon body. Ernest has been a committee member
of the CEF of West Texas, South Plains Chapter since 2017.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 6:23 








Anita Owens

I first heard about Good News Clubs from two retired CEF missionaries, Wilma Wilkerson and Wanda Nuhn, who traveled the world training CEF workers for over 50 years.  When they retired they settled in Springfield, Missouri, and attended my church there.  I was part of a group that was hosting after-school Character Clubs in a school and an after-school program in a nearby church.  Wanda and Wilma invited us to their home and said, “Did you know you could be sharing Jesus in the schools?”  That began an adventure in learning to reach elementary age children with the Gospel and trusting God to open the doors in the schools.  These two ladies remained active in the clubs until their health did not allow, a powerful example that God’s plan is not for us to “retire” and sit at home. 


After my husband retired from his teaching job, he joined the Good News Club team.  We moved to Lubbock in 2014 and have continued the Good News Club adventure here on the South Plains.


 “Yet to all who did receive him, who believed in His name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12

Suzan Fannin

Pat Scott

Kelly & Nancy Baggett





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