God used Jesse Irvin Overholtzer to officially start Child Evangelism Fellowship in May of 1937. God saved him at 21 years of age and over time, showed him that boys and girls could indeed make a sincere spiritual decision to receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. His goal was that one day, there would be child evangelists covering the globe. Currently, there is ongoing organized ministry in almost every nation in the world. God is truly at work, fulfilling the dream of “Mr. O.”
The International Headquarters is located in Warrington, MO which is 50 miles north of St. Louis.