Who we are
CEF of Britain board of trustees
The trustees of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Britain form the National Committee, which currently has 8 members. The National Committee meets three times a year to discuss the vision and direction of CEF and to ensure that the affairs of CEF of Britain are conducted properly.
David has been involved in Christian ministry for 50 years. From 2005-2014 he and his wife Laraine led the “Prepared for Service” training course for FIEC churches. He is an elder, responsible for training and discipleship, in his church in Bournemouth. David has been on the CEF Board since 1999 and is our chairman since 2008. In January 2015 he was elected as chairman of the CEF Kilchzimmer Board.
Stephen & Pam Garrett
(South West Europe Area Directors)
Stephen has been a full-time worker with Child Evangelism Fellowship along with his wife Pam since 2012. Previously he was a pastor of a local church. After training in Switzerland and then as candidates in N. Ireland, Stephen & Pam led the team in Belfast, N. Ireland for 3½ years. In 2016 they moved from Belfast to the countries of SW Europe, where for almost 2½ years they served as assistants to the Area Directors, Henry & Madeline Berry. From June 1st 2018 Stephen & Pam have taken over full responsibility as Area Directors for these countries, one of which is Great Britain. Their one desire is to serve the GB’s National Board and its team of workers involved in direct ministry and through them reach the boys and girls of Britain with the gospel. Please pray for them as they travel to fulfil their duties in the 8 countries of SW Europe.
Fiona was first involved with CEF work 40 years ago in Belfast. Subsequently, she has been involved in children’s and youth work in Northern Ireland, London, Philadelphia and now Cardiff in the various churches her husband, Mark, has served as minister. She is a full time carer for an adult disabled daughter and sometimes teaches French.
Jane is a solicitor with extensive charity law expertise, advising on legal structures for charities, establishing new charities and dealing with their registration. Jane was a relative latecomer to the law, having obtained a music degree after leaving school in Devon. She is involved in music and worship at her own church and is keen to use all the gifts God has given her for His glory.
Alleyn has been involved with CEF in various capacities since 1978, including being a summer missionary, full-time worker and Good News Club teacher. She is currently involved in work in two schools in Livingston where she organises a CEF outreach week at the end of the summer term. She is married to Paul, who served on the National Committee for several years.
Philip & Denise Annett
Philip and Denise Annett both trusted the Lord as children. Philip worked in banking and Denise was a Primary School teacher before they joined CEF as full time workers in 2001. They started as Local Workers before becoming assistant National Directors with CEF Ireland in 2007. In 2010 they became National Directors with CEF Ireland and led the ministry there for almost 6 years. At the start of 2016 they became Directors of Leadership and Ministry Development, working now on an International level. They are seeking to use their experience and gifts to help the National Committee develop the ministry further in Great Britain.
John is a chartered accountant and, following 15 years of employment in the City, now runs his own business assisting churches and charities with accounting, finance, governance and building projects. John lives in North London with his wife Natasha and three growing children, attending a local evangelical church with a strong vision for bringing the word of God to the local community.
Chris has been linked with CEF in a voluntary capacity for more than 30 years and represents the East London Committee on the Board. Since September 2012 he and his wife Lynn are the Member Care Coordinators of CEF in Europe. Chris is a deacon at his home church where he is also involved in children’s work, currently as a Sunday School teacher.
William was converted from a non-Christian home. He is married to Hazel and they have two sons. He has been in Christian work for over 25 years, and is currently the Pastor of Hainault Road Baptist Church in east London. He is involved in the local Street Pastors, and has a great interest in sharing his faith with children, young people and their families.
CEF workers and missionaries
I started working in the National Office (Poole) in February 2018, having seen the hand of the Lord open the door for me to be in this position. I am thankful to be a worker in the Lord’s vineyard through the work CEF is doing in Britain and I look forward to seeing the gospel spread into the hearts of boys and girls all over the world. I live in the south of England with my husband Lee-Roy, our dear daughter and are expecting our second child early August.I give all the glory to God for all he has done and will do through the work of CEF.
Steve & Rachel Ball
They are spearheading the CEF work in East London. You can find more information about the work by visiting our East London page.
Eun Sook Geum
She is from Korea and has established a work in West London through training, clubs and other outreaches. This is now led by those whom Eun Sook has trained in CEF ministry. Please pray for God to raise up a co-worker for her with whom this ministry can be strengthened and built up. You can find more information about the work please visit our West London page
She has strengthened a work in the Livingston area of Scotland, especially in schools. She has been able to give training and assist in outreaches in other parts of Scotland on request, as time allows. She is moving to Plymouth in 2018. A new worker plans to continue the ministry in Scotland from June 2018. Her name is Hannah Cashman. You can find more information about the work by visiting our Scotland (Livingston) page.
She is developing a work in the Middlesbrough area through training, clubs and other outreaches. You can find more information about the work by visiting our Teesside (Middlesbrough) page.
I am preparing to be based in the Edinburgh and Livingston areas from the summer of 2018. My vision is to see the local churches and believers equipped to reach their communities children with the Gospel, disciple them, and then establish them in the church body. My job is to partner with churches and believers in school’s ministries and outreach opportunities as well as providing resources and training. In a world that is becoming increasingly more secular and children are hardened to the good news of the Gospel at earlier ages than ever before, it is encouraging to join with believers and support churches in their work to reach their communities children and see them discipled. It is my desire to use what tools and experience the Lord has given me so that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born… that they should put their confidence in God. (Psalm 78:6-8) You can find more information about the work by visiting our Scotland (Livingston) page.
Hanne Evans is a fully qualified teacher from Denmark and since 2005 worked with Child Evangelism Fellowship in three different countries helping the local churches to reach out to the children in their community. She is living in Port Talbot and leading the work of CEF of South Wales. She is a mum to three sons and a stepson and since 2016 a foster carer as well together with her husband Simon, who is an associate Pastor in Baglan Community Church. You can find more information about the work by visiting our South Wales (Port Talbot) page.
She is developing a work in the Birmingham area by linking with schools outreach and through training, clubs and other outreaches. You can find more information about the work by visiting our West Midlands (Oldbury) page.
Six CEF missionaries from Britain are serving with CEF European Headquarters in Kilchzimmer, Switzerland.
Russell & Elizabeth Brooks
(CEF Europe Director of Development)
They are serving as missionaries with CEF of Europe. Their role as directors of development for CEF Europe and Central Asia started just over 12 years ago and before that for the previous 5 years Russell served on the National Board for CEF of Britain. They first came into contact with CEF when their children were very small and started going to the Saturday super club in Glasgow about 30 years ago. That started a love to reach children and they became CEF volunteers and it all progressed from there on in. Russell skills as a master builder and later on as a computer programmer and technician have been very useful in all of the projects they have to handle in the various countries they have to visit. Russell serves on various boards in the countries in Europe mainly in an advisory role as they develop new projects. They praise the Lord for all His goodness to us especially all the travelling on a weekly basis.
Viv & Margaret Stringer
(CEF Europe Business Manager)
Chris & Lynn Holt
(CEF Europe Member Care)