Child Evangelism Fellowship® was founded in 1937 by Rev. J. Irvin Overholter. Today over 80 years later, CEF® has over 3,500 missionaries serving world-wide in 207 countries. In 2017, CEF trained over 363,579 children's workers and had face to face ministry with 22.9 million children.

Child Evangelism Fellowship® of VErmont (CEF of VT) is a Bible-centered organization chartered in 1940 when Mrs. J.F. Keating was appointed the Vermont state director. CEF of VT is 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.