Carl Beech

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Carl Beech
Born Carl Beech
(1972-02-19)19 February 1972
Alma mater Spurgeon's Theological College
Occupation UK Director of The Message Trust, President of CVM, Author, Broadcaster, Pastor
Spouse(s) Karen

Carl Beech is the UK Director of The Message Trust,[1] a Christian charity working to improve the lives of young people in the UK, South Africa and beyond.[2]

Beech is President of Christian Vision for Men, having formerly been General Director, an evangelical movement focused on evangelism to men.[3][4] In 2014, he founded The Gathering for Men, an annual Christian men's weekend festival.[5] Beech is also the founder of the Codelife movement, which aims to encourage men to spend more time reading the Bible.[6][7]

Beech was converted to Christianity at the age of 18. After studying a degree in engineering he worked as a financial consultant, church planter, youth worker, and senior pastor.[8] Beech was the National Director, and subsequently General Director, of Christian Vision for Men between 2005 and 2015.[9]

Beech sits on the councils of student movement Fusion[10] and Restored, an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women.[11] Until September 2016, Beech sat on the council of the Evangelical Alliance.[12] He has written a number of books, including Man Prayer Manual: How. When. Why.[13] He is a contributor to Sorted magazine[14] and a columnist for iBelieve magazine.[15] 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.[16][17][18]

Beech hosts a weekly radio show called ShedTalk on Premier Christian Radio with Dave Lodge and Jeremy Geake from Christian Vision for Men.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Beech is married to Karen.[8] In 2008 he cycled from Land's End to John o' Groats, Calais to Nice and the length of Italy in nine days [20] and in 2016, he cycled 850km from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town to raise money for The Message Trust.[21]


  • 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.
  • Man Prayer Manual: How. When. Why, 176pp, CWR, 2016.


  1. ^ "Carl Beech joins Message Trust as UK Director". Message Trust. Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Message Trust". Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Churches to lure men back into pews by showing World Cup matches". Daily Telegraph. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "A new role for Carl Beech". Christian Vision for Men. Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  6. ^ "Codelife website". 
  7. ^ "Codelife intro (2011)". Vimeo. Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  8. ^ a b Carl Beech on the CVM website
  9. ^ "A new role for Carl Beech". Christian Vision for Men. Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  10. ^ Fusion Council Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  11. ^ Restored website Archived 18 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine. This shows CVM as a Corporate Member, Beech is General Director of CVM. Retrieved 16 November 2011.[original research?]
  12. ^ "Council members". Evangelical Alliance. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  13. ^ "Man Prayer Manual, CWR". 
  14. ^ Sorted’s regular columnists. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  15. ^ Issues that Beech has contributed to, iBelieve Magazine articles. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  16. ^ Christianity magazine, February 2008 (subscription required)
  17. ^ Men in Church Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., Premier.TV. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  18. ^ Ministry to Men Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Network Farnham (Churches Together). Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  19. ^ ShedTalk show page, Premier Radio website. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  20. ^ Baptist Times, 26 June 2008, p2. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  21. ^ "Join Andy Hawthorne in the cycling challenge of a lifetime!". Message Trust. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 

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