Carl Beech

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Carl Beech
Born Carl Beech
(1972-02-19)19 February 1972
Education Spurgeon's Theological College
Occupation Director of Church Planting and Development for Elim, President of CVM, Speaker & Author
Religion Elim Pentecostal Church
Spouse(s) Karen

Carl Beech is a British Elim Pentecostal Church minister. In 2015 Beech became president of Christian Vision for Men (CVM), and became Director of Church Planting and Church Development with the Elim movement.[1] Formerly General Director of CVM, an evangelical movement focussed on Christian witness to men.[2][3]

He was converted to Christianity at the age of 18.[4] After studying a degree in engineering he worked as a financial consultant, church planter, youth worker, and senior pastor of a large multi-congregational church.[4][specify]

Beech sits on the Councils of the Evangelical Alliance,[5] student movement Fusion[6] and Restored, an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women.[7]

He has written a few books, most recently The Code, which is related to his website He is a contributor to Sorted magazine (motto: "for men, for life!") [8] and also a columnist for iBelieve magazine.[9] In February and March 2008, a two-part featured interview with Beech for Christianity Magazine about outreach to men was also published on video on Premier.TV.[10][11][12]

Beech also hosts a weekly radio show called "ShedTalk"[13] on Premier Christian Radio with Dave Lodge and Jeremy Geake from Christian Vision for Men.

Personal life[edit]

Carl Beech is married to Karen.[4]

In 2008 he cycled from Land's End to John o' Groats, Calais to Nice and the length of Italy in nine days [14] and has also run the London Marathon and Snowdonia Marathon.


  • Spadework: Laying Foundations with 52 Men from the Bible, 144 pp, Scripture Union, 2007.
  • Groundbreaker: Real Life Stories – Then and Now, 32pp, Scripture Union, 2007.
  • Real Men, Real God, Real Spirit, 28pp, Grove Books Ltd, 2008.
  • The Code, 127pp, Monarch Books (Lion Hudson), 2011.
  • 52 Men of the Bible, 144pp, CWR, 2014.


  1. ^ News story on Elim website, Beech's new role is announced. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Churches to lure men back into pews by showing World Cup matches". Daily Telegraph. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Gledhill, Ruth (27 January 2010). "Real men find church too girly". The Times. Archived from the original on 27 January 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Carl Beech on the CVM website
  5. ^ Impact Report 2010/2011, see page 4 on EA UK website
  6. ^ Fusion Council. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  7. ^ Restored website This shows CVM as a Corporate Member, Beech is General Director of CVM. Retrieved 16 November 2011.[original research?]
  8. ^ Sorted’s regular columnists. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  9. ^ Issues that Beech has contributed to, iBelieve Magazine articles. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  10. ^ Christianity magazine, February 2008 (subscription required)
  11. ^ Men in Church, Premier.TV. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  12. ^ Ministry to Men, Network Farnham (Churches Together). Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  13. ^ ShedTalk show page, Premier Radio website. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  14. ^ Baptist Times, 26 June 2008, p2. Retrieved 16 November 2011.

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