Child evangelism fellowship
southern illinois®

What We Do

Child Evangelism Fellowship exists to work alongside the local church to
Evangelize boys and girls, Disciple them in the Word of God, and
Establish them in a Bible believing Church.

The Mission 

Our mission is to mobilize the body of Christ in Southern Illinois to Adopt-A-School. To provide extraordinary opportunities for reaching the next generation with the Gospel through after school Good News Clubs® during the academic year. To train and develop Christian Youth in Action® missionaries to evangelize hundreds of community children in Southern Illinois with summer 5-Day Clubs®.

Our vision is to see all 132 public schools in Southern Illinois adopted by a local church and have a Good News Club meeting  immediately after school each week. To equip, train, and encourage volunteers. To provide evangelistic curriculum, and fruitful outreach to children in every township, village, city, or unincorporated community in the lower 19 counties of Illinois.  Our vision is to partner with local Bible-believing churches, Christian businesses and individuals to link arms in fulfilling the Great Commission to reach as many children as
possible with the Gospel before their 13th birthday!

Southern Illinois Chapter

Serving: Alexander, Clinton, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union, Washington, White, and Williamson Counties. 

Meet the team!

Robin Williams

Local Coordinator

Ashley Byars

Administrative Assistant

The Local Committee

Rev. Susan Burnett


Mr. Dennis Howell

Vice Chairman

Mr. David Brunaugh


Dr.  Deborah McClallen


Mrs. Kathy Brunaugh

Committee Member

Pastor Robert Jilek

Committee Member

Mrs. Judy Goodman

Committee Member

Connect with us!


Spring Good News Club Team Training: January 13. 
Location in Southern Illinois Chapter TBA.

This is great evangelism training if you are new to volunteering 
with GNC, or looking for a refresher course.

January 13, 2024
Good News Club Training  

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The mid-January training will be CEF Quick Start Training. The training event will be only 4.5 hours instead of the usual 9 hour training. 
Training will be on Saturday, January 13, 2024 / 9am-1:30pm.
The location will be selected by January 2, 2024.

There are volunteers from Jefferson, Perry, Williamson, and Jackson Counties interested in coming to this event. Our hope is to have a location at is convenient for everyone. 

Please register by clicking the REGISTER ONLINE button above or the PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM below... if you wish to mail it to us. 

When you register for the training we are able to better communicate with you. We will email a few short video links to each volunteer to view before the in-person event on 1/13/2024.

Thank you for going to teach the children in your community about Jesus!
Robin and Ashley