Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day

About

 

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.

CEF has many different ministries for children, but the primary ones are the Good News Club and the 5-Day Club.

The Good News Club and 5-Day Club ministries take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, backyards, schools and community centers all over the world. These fast-paced, one-hour programs are designed to bring the Gospel of Christ to children on their level in their environment.

Along with these clubs, CEF also has fair, camping, open-air, and internet ministries for children. Last year through these combined ministries over 22.9 million children worldwide heard the Good News.

CEF provides classes to train their workers and other Christians who are burdened for evangelizing children.

In fact, training Christians to effectively minister to children has been core to our ministry since it was founded in 1937. Training is offered throughout the USA and around the world through seminars, conferences, and formal courses.

The Children’s Ministries Institute, a modular three-month course located at CEF International Headquarters in Warrenton, Missouri, is dedicated to providing quality, practical training for those called of God to take the Gospel message to children. Similar training is offered in various locations around the world. Courses are also offered online.

CEF Press produces and distributes Bible and missionary lessons and related materials for use in teaching children to help accomplish the goals of the ministry.

Teaching materials are available to the public. Visit our web store. Many products are translated into  over 89 different languages and distributed around the world.

CEF Press produces and distributes Bible and missionary lessons and related materials for use in teaching children to help accomplish the goals of the ministry.

Teaching materials are available to the public. Visit our web store. Many products are translated into  over 89 different languages and distributed around the world.

An exciting program for teenagers is Christian Youth In Action(CYIA).

In June all across the USA thousands of young people are trained to conduct 5-Day Clubs. Throughout the summer they have many opportunities to present the Gospel to boys and girls, experiencing the joy of leading others to the Lord.

An additional summer opportunity is Summer Missions. College-age adults are trained and teach 5-Day Clubs in large urban centers and in foreign countries. This program offers challenging, often times life-changing experiences that God has used to spiritually enrich many lives. Find out more about these opportunities.

SHEIDA CATALAN

Director

Sheida has loved teaching as long as she remembers. She began by commandeering
the attention of the captivated chickens in their coop years ago in the basement of
her childhood home in Iran.
Soon after receiving Christ, she was asked to teach in children’s ministry. She has
continued to minister to children in various ways for 37 years! Her teaching career
includes home educating her own children through high school, as well as educating
youth at Biola University.
Sheida has a deep desire to reach children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “We are
praying for an army of people who are called by God to bring the Gospel to these
broken children,” because “it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one
of these little ones should perish” (Matthew 18:14).
Sheida has been married to the love of her life, Gamy, for 35 years. They have two
grown children and two delightful grandchildren.

Board Members

Hovannes Sarkissian

Born in Cairo Egypt, of Armenian descent, Hovan is a self-made business man, entrepreneur, and pilot.

Hovan serves as Chairman of the Pasadena Board.

Bernetta Driver

Bernetta is a Pasadena native and a retired Realtor. She has worked with young people for over 20 years. Her desire is to see others come to Christ and she is a faithful intercessor. She is the Coordinator of the Good News Club at Washington Elementary. Starting in 2019 she will be serving as Director of Kingdom Kids Ministry at her church of 50 years-Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Dolores Ditty

Dolores’ dream was to be a school teacher. She was introduced to CEF 30 years ago and since then the Lord has used her as a Good News Club teacher and a Teacher Trainer par excellence at the Pasadena Chapter. She is a Master Teacher and uses her creativity to add fun to Party Club demonstrations.

Lucie Sarkissian

Lucie worked as a medical administrator. But since childhood she dreamed of working with children. Upon discovering CEF Teacher Training classes, the Lord called her to work with children in her church and in Good News Club.

Phillip Jones

Pastor Phillip has served in various ministries, many of which involved working directly with children. After serving for 8 1/2 years as lead pastor of a church east of Atlanta, GA, God called him and his family to plant Crosspoint Baptist Church in Pasadena, CA in 2016. He and his wife McKenzie have three boys, Levi, Noah and Luke.

Michael Ditty

Michael worked for an investment firm for 30 years. He is Pasadena Chapter’s expert accountant/treasurer. His dedication and volunteerism is a blessing to all.
 He enjoys golfing and travels widely.

Alice Peterson

A nurse by trade, Alice has served with Pasadena Chapter for over 45 years. She has taught Good News Club and in her church she has been an inspiration to many teachers. She loves music and designs Bible songs to familiar tunes.

McKenzie Jones

McKenzie is a wife and mom to three amazing young men. She loves to teach Good News and JYC club and help her husband as he pastors CrosspointLA in Pasadena. Teaching others God’s Word is her passion.

Christine Chang

Christine is a former children’s librarian and a retired public elementary school teacher. Christine was first introduced to Good News Club/CEF in 2007 when she opened her classroom to a Good News Club after school.  Since her retirement in 2018, she has been helping out at the Pasadena Chapter office, continuing to teach in Good News Clubs, and joyfully following up projects to – “What more can I do for you, Lord?”