They said to 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

Who We Are
Hearts On Fire is a youth evangelism conference that began in 1986. The desire of Hearts On Fire is to see middle and high school students find an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We passionately reach out to believers by encouraging them in their walk with the Lord while also challenging them to walk in the truth and integrity of Christ.

Over the past 25 years Hearts On Fire has grown from 150 to over 8,000 attendees. We have seen literally thousands of teenagers come to faith in Christ and countless lives changed. The kingdom has been impacted by young men and women who have made decisions to surrender to full time ministry while attending the conference.

Hearts On Fire has welcomed the likes of such speakers as Will Graham, Kirk Cameron, Tony Nolan, David Nasser, Dave Edwards, Sean McDowell and the phenomenal music of Third Day, Casting Crowns, 33 Miles, Charlie Hall, and Fee just to name a few.

Hearts on Fire is led by Scott Carter.  Scott has been in youth ministry for over 30 years. He is the youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Sevierville, Tennessee where he pours his life into students daily. His life’s goal is to point young people towards the Father and for their hearts to burn with a commitment to Christ!  Scott has two sons, Chris and Esteban, who he loves and cherishes.

What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is Gods Holy and inerrant Word. It is Gods way of being a “lamp to our feet and a light to our path”. (Psalms 119:105)

We believe in the Trinity…the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. All distinct, but yet three in one.

We believe that there is only one way to Heaven and that is through Jesus Christ the perfect Lamb of God.  We believe that anyone who asks the Father for forgiveness of their sins, with a repentant and surrendered heart, becomes a child of God.

Hearts on Fire is open to all denominations. We do however, affirm and identify with the Baptist faith and message.

Our mission is to evangelize those without Christ.  We want every believer who attends the conference to leave with the gift of God ablaze in their hearts.  “This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…” (II Timothy 1:6)

Hearts on Fire Board of Directors
Scott Carter / Executive Director
Todd Haliburton / Teaching Pastor, West Lonsdale Baptist, Knoxville
Marc Robertson / First Vice President, Smart Bank, Sevierville
Bruce Adams / Associate Pastor, First United Methodist, Sevierville

Judy Steele/Event Coordinator

We look forward to the next 25 years of ministry and sharing Christ with students.

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  1. Looking forward to the conference you always feel the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Praying lots of youth will be saved and grow closer to the Lord. Congratulations on 25 years. Praise God and may God continue to bless this ministry!
    Love in Christ

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