Carl Beech became a follower of Jesus at the age of 18 and on that day, despite being about to join the armed forces, distinctly heard God call him to fight a different sort of battle. After studying a degree in engineering he worked variously as a financial consultant, church planter, youth worker, and senior pastor of a large multi-congregational church. He now heads up CVM, a national movement focused on introducing men to Jesus and equipping the church for the task. He is also involved in tackling issues that men face in society. Every year Carl speaks to thousands of men in the UK and overseas, encouraging them to live for Jesus and unashamedly tell their mates and family about Him. Under his leadership, CVM has expanded into a global movement working in countries as far afield as Cambodia, India and Canada!
Carl is known for his clear sighted, passionate and direct approach. He is on the Councils of Fusion, Proclaim Trust, The EA and Restored (a coalition forming a Christian response to violence against women). He is the author of several books and the founder of Codelife
He has been married to Karen for 19 years and they have two daughters, a dog, a cat, chickens and apparently a hamster!
Carl enjoys sporting challenges and has run the London Marathon, cycled from Lands End to John o’ Groats, Calais to Nice and the length of Italy. In 2013 he plans to run the Snowdonia marathon (slowly).