Believe it or not HOF Gatlinburg is only thirty weeks away.  I have been getting calls from some of you wanting to know the details and although the brochure will not be out until around June I am going to divulge some of  the details to you now.

For those of you who attended last year you will remember the date had changed from previous years and we are happy to say that we are back on schedule for 2013.  Hearts On Fire Gatlinburg will be at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on November 22 & 23.

Each year we pray that God will send the speakers He wants to deliver his message to those who attend Hearts On Fire.  This year it is an honor to welcome back David Nasser, as well as someone new to Hearts On Fire, Kyle Idleman.

David is a wonderful friend of Hearts On Fire and a true disciple of Christ.  He is currently the pastor of Christ City Church in Birmingham, AL.  He has written five books and speaks to over 500,000 people each year at revivals, camps and concerts.  He has never been concerned with building a big ministry or platform but simply wants to present a relevant  message of Jesus to a hurting world.

Kyle Idleman is the Teaching Minister at Southeast Christian Church located in Louisville, KY with over 22,000 in attendance every weekend.  He’s a guest speaker for regional and national conventions around the country and regularly speaks for some of America’s most influential churches.  Kyle is the author of the best-selling book “Not a Fan”, which is also an award winning small group DVD study.  You won’t want to miss his first visit to Hearts On Fire.

God is certainly using both of these men to deliver His message to many!

We will have in concert two groups who are making an impact on Christian music, Tenth Avenue North and for KING & COUNTRY.  Both of these groups have received many awards and achieved great success!

In 2009 Tenth Avenue North took home the “New Artist of the Year Award” at the GMA Dove Awards.  They have had many songs that topped the music charts such as “By Your Side” which won them the GMA Dove Award for the song of the year in 2010.  I am sure you have heard many of their songs, “Love is Here”, “Hold My Heart”, “You Are More”, “Losing”, and most recently “Worn”.

for KING & COUNTRY is definitely a group you need to be watching. Brothers Joel & Luke are amazing!  Hearts on Fire was pleased to have them at our conference in Branson last year, and we knew then, that we wanted to have them in Gatlinburg.  They have such hits as “Crave” which was featured in the Bible Series that just appeared on the HISTORY Channel.  The have appeared on FOX News Channel’s Huckabee,   and you may also have seen them on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno singing “The Proof of Your Love”.  I know you will love seeing them at HOF Gatlinburg this year.

Of course our own amazing, Hearts On Fire Band will be leading worship, and as always, there will be others, with more details to follow.  I just wanted to give you the highlights as I have them so far.

Well, what do you think?  I am so excited!  You will be sorry if you miss this year in Gatlinburg.  As always we strive to keep the cost to a minimum and this year for both days the cost will be $35.  Be watching the website for more information and updates.  Oh, and great news, the T-shirt design will be on the website early. I know you will love it, and new for this year, you will be able to order it in long or short sleeve.

As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact me, either by email at or by phone, 865-776-2629.

Begin making your plans now.  See you in November!