CEF-GK Fall 2023 Newsletter


Mitch Townley serves as the Director for the Knoxville Chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Knoxville and also as the Director of Children’s Ministry at West Hills Presbyterian Church. Mitch holds two Masters of Arts degrees, in Christian Education from Columbia International University, and in Special Education from the University of South Carolina. His undergraduate degree, in Speech Pathology, is from James Madison University.

Mitch co-founded The Children’s Ministry Fellowship of Knoxville. He is known for having developed a balloon creations version of CEF’s “Wordless Book” Gospel presentation for children’s ministry. He is a singer/songwriter with over 40 artist cuts and numerous awards.

For the past 24 years, Since 1996, when he and his family moved to Knoxville, children have loved “Mr. Mitch” as he worked with them and for them, helping children, volunteers, and staff to grow and deepen their faith through teaching, drama, music, and special events. He has organized and led “Popsicles in the Pines” Summer Bible Club Outreach events, a Wednesday night bus ministry for children and their families, and numerous mission trips both nationally and internationally.

He is experienced and passionate about serving children and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. He has served on the local CEF Knoxville Committee for 10 years and has directed the West Hills Elementary School Good News Club since its inception in 2005.



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