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Carl Beech: President

Carl Beech

Carl Beech is the president of Christian Vision for Men (CVM), CEO of The Edge and founder of Edgefest.

Under his leadership at CVM he spoke to thousands of men around the world each year and saw CVM expand into a global movement working in countries as far afield as Cambodia. Always a church planter he currently co leads a new church called Redeemer King in Chesterfield in his spare time.


  • Formerly a financial advisor, church planter, youth worker and senior pastor of a large multi-congregational church.
  • Leader of Redeemer King Church
  • On the Councils of the EA, Proclaim Trust, Fusion and Restored
  • Author of several books and founder of the Codelife movement
  • Founder and host of The Gathering, a major festival for men in the UK
  • Hosts the Shedtalk show on Premier Radio
  • Married to Karen for 22 years with two teenage daughters
  • Enjoys sporting challenges and has run the London, Snowdonia and Chesterfield Marathons, cycled from Lands End to John o'Groats, Calais to Nice, the length of Italy and Port Elizabeth to Cape Town


Connect with Carl:


  • Hope
  • Global Adventure
  • Care
  • Restored
  • New Wine
  • Who Let The Dads Out?
  • Sorted
  • Armed Forces Christian Union
  • Naked Truth Prayer
  • Compassion
  • Covenant Eyes
  • Faith within Fitness
  • Christian Golf Society
  • Mercy Ships
  • Frontiers
  • Engage
  • Mission Direct
  • Christian Police Association
  • The Message Trust