Texas Panhandle Chapter

Reaching children in 26  counties in the Panhandle region of West Texas for  80 years!


2700 S. Western, Ste 500

Amarillo, TX 79109

Ph# 806-374-3024

The first chapter established in West Texas was the Amarillo Chapter -- now the Texas Panhandle Chapter. In 1938, (we think) CEF's founder Jesse Irvin Overholtzer was traveling from California to Chicago, and made a stop in Amarillo.  On a Sunday morning, he spoke to the people of Amarillo Bible Church about the new ministry the Lord had put on his heart- Child Evangelism Fellowship®.  They caught the vision and organized to reach the children of the Panhandle area with the Gospel. 

     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 for more information or contact our office.

     We partner with churches to reach children with the Gospel.  If your church is interested in partnering with CEF® to have a Good News Club® in an area school, please contact our office today.  We want to help your church reach out to children who need to know about God's love and salvation.

Texas Panhandle Staff

Now Hiring

The Texas Panhandle Chapter is actively seeking someone to fill the position of Local Director.  The position involves leading our ministry to children in the Panhandle area, working with the local committee and West Texas state director.  If you know of someone whom God may be calling to this role, please let them know about this opportunity to be used of God to take the Gospel to children.  It is a full-time, paid position; support will need to be raised.  CEF's policy for gathering funds for ministry is to "Ask God and tell His people."

To see a job description and list of qualifications, contact Janet Johnson at westtexascef@gmail.com.

General Qualifications


1. Is a team player and functions well in a group.

2. Has good written, verbal and public speaking skills.

3. Has basic computer skills.

4. Is self-motivated, organized, and able to motivate people.

5. Demonstrates leadership ability.

6. Meets the specific qualifications necessary to perform the requirements of the job description.

7. Is willing to raise support.

8. Is born again, has the assurance of salvation, and is willing to give a testimony of his salvation before others.

9. Has a good testimony at home, on the job, and in his neighborhood and local church as reflected by both speech and conduct.

10. Is actively involved in a local church.

11. Believes that children can be saved from sin by coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

12. Feels called to serve in this ministry.

13. Has learned to trust the Lord for victory, wisdom, and guidance.

Panhandle Chapter Committee

Reagan Williams - Chair

Don Speedy - Vice Chair

Courtney Kennedy- Treasurer 

Lisa Thomas - Secretary

  Candace Martin


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