HOF – March 15/16, 2013

I am actually writing this blog from Charleston, SC  where Hearts On Fire Ministries will be holding their first spring conference.  In just fifteen weeks those who attend will be making history as having attended the first, Hearts On Fire Charleston, youth conference.

I visited the Lightsey Auditorium yesterday at Charleston Southern University and I just have to say, you are in for a great weekend!  It is beautiful!   I could just imagine seeing Tony Nolan preaching from the stage, and bringing the word of God to life like only he can do.    I know many of you have not heard Anthony Kendall speak before, but having known him and his heart for serving the Lord, I know you are in for a real blessing.  While a student played the piano, I pictured in my mind and imagined the sounds of the music by Jimmy Needham, the Jeff Johnson Band, Roger Williams & the AMUQ  and the concerts by Big Daddy Weave, Chris August & Citizen Way.  When you leave the conference you will definitely say you have been blessed and touched by God.

The city of Charleston is absolutely beautiful and they are welcoming Hearts On Fire with open arms.  The hotels are all great and they are anxious to begin taking your room reservations.  They are all very accessible from I-26 and in close proximity to Charleston Southern University.

I want you to be aware that the facilities will only hold 1500 people, which means, you should register as early as possible.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  As always, I am anxious to begin taking registrations!  Oh, and by the way, the first registration came in just two hours after we went live with information on the website.  What a great spring event to “fan the flames” within the hearts of your youth!

They asked each other “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”  Luke 24:32



We can’t begin to thank you enough to all the churches who attended either a Branson or Gatlinburg, Hearts On Fire conference in 2012. Many of you have written very nice comments about the conference on Facebook, Twitter and also on our website. Thank You!

The only reason we have Hearts On Fire is to honor God and we give Him all the glory. The statistics that we have for both conferences are below:


366 People in Attendance – 27 Churches represented from 5 different states

47 Decisions made –  8 of those being for Salvation


9158 People in Attendance – 407 Churches represented from 10 different states

560 Decisions made – 301 of those being for Salvation

Praise God!!!

We cannot begin to adequately thank all of our speakers, Dave Edwards. Ed Newton, Derwin Gray and Clayton King, for bringing the Word of God to Hearts On Fire. The concerts and performances this year by for KING & COUNTRY, Jason Castro, Dara Maclean, Heavens to Betsy, Roger Williams & the AMUQ, 3D, the Hearts On Fire Band, Josh Wilson & Casting Crowns were absolutely amazing!

We would also like to thank each and every volunteer who helped in any way with both conferences. We could never do it without you!

Be watching our website for the DVD of the Gatlinburg Conference and for upcoming events involving Hearts On Fire Ministries. As announced at the Gatlinburg Conference, Hearts On Fire Charleston will be held on March 15 & 16, 2013 at Charleston Southern University. Don’t miss out on attending! Seating is limited to only 1500 so register soon if you plan to attend.

Please watch our website for exciting opportunities! We look forward to seeing you at a Hearts On Fire Event in 2013.

Hearts On Fire Ministries

Scott Carter

Judy Steele

HOF Board of Directors