For those who were at HOF Pigeon Forge, 2016 you heard the announcement of a new conference. On August 18 & 19, that event will take place in Charleston, WV at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium. We have put together a great conference and hope you will attend or spread the word for us. Our speakers will be Ed Newton and Scott Carter. The Comedy Duo, Bean & Bailey will join us, as will Roger Williams & the AMUQ leading worship. Our concerts are the amazing for KING & COUNTRY, and new to HOF, 7eventh Time Down.

Brochures are currently being printed and should go out to all churches within a 250-mile radius of Charleston, WV within the next two weeks.  Visit http://www.heartsonfireministries.org to register.

Many of you have been contacting me about Pigeon Forge, and I am happy to say as of last week, it is completed. The brochures have not been sent to the printer yet, but I am going to give you the info early, because I am so excited I can’t wait!

On November 17 & 18, 2017, at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, our speakers will be, Ed Newton and Algernon Tennyson. I will tell you more about them later. They are both wonderful in relaying God’s word to youth and I know you will enjoy them, for their first time, at Hearts On Fire in Pigeon Forge.

Our concerts for this year are without a doubt, two of the biggest names in Christian Music, Toby Mac & Crowder. Can I get an AMEN??? !!! We are so very blessed and excited to have them for their first time with us in Pigeon Forge.  Visit http://www.heartsonfireministries.org to register.

Believe it or not the registrations are already coming in. This is a good indication that this will be a great year!

God Bless,


K Love Fan Awards

It has been brought to our attention that some of the best artists in Christian music, who have appeared at our conferences in Gatlinburg, Branson or Charleston, are up for awards. On June 1 the K Love Fan Awards will be holding the awards show to honor the artists that you have chosen. We have had some of the most sought after musical artists on our stage. We ask that you take the time to vote for your favorite artist or group at http://vote.klovefanawards.com/. Some of the most recent groups we have had that are being honored are:

Casting Crowns–Artist of the Year, Group of the Year
Tenth Avenue North-Group of the Year
Big Daddy Weave-Song of the Year, “The Only Name”
David Crowder-Worship Song of the Year, “I Am”
for KING & COUNTRY-Best Live Show

NEWSBOYS (who will be with us this year)-Best Live Show, Group of the Year

They have blessed us and entertained us with their God given talents so let’s show our appreciation through voting.

Hearts On Fire Gatlinburg, One for the Record Books!

We can’t begin to tell you what a blessing Hearts On Fire was this year. There are many people we need to thank but for fear we would leave someone out we would like to thank everyone – from the sweet ladies and gentleman who helped us pack the pre-ordered T-shirts to the very last person who loaded us out on Saturday night. We certainly could not hold Hearts On Fire without the help of so many. We love you and appreciate all the hours you devoted to Hearts On Fire Gatlinburg 2013.

We would like to take this opportunity to brag on all those in attendance! We watched as you filed into the convention center and we noticed how well behaved and kind you were. We know the weather conditions outside were not ideal and even though many of you waited for hours in the rain we did not have complaints. Thank you so much for your patience. We do the very best we can and your kind attitudes and understanding did not go unnoticed.

Our concerts this year were outstanding! We were blown away by both Tenth Avenue North and for KING & COUNTRY. They gave their all on stage not only once but for both sessions. Tenth Avenue North had traveled all night due to flight delays, but did everything within their power to get to HOF and God made the way. Many flights were canceled but not theirs. We are truly thankful they persevered and we applaud them for a performance that in no way reflected how tired they must have been. What can we say about for KING & COUNTRY except WOW! God certainly is using them to minister to many through their talents, their style of music and their love for the Lord that they present at each and every conference. After having the privilege to visit with them at two conferences, we know their desire is to serve God and to tell others about Him through their music. Thank you to both groups for spending time with us this year.

Hearts On Fire would be nothing without the speakers who bring the message that God puts before them to reach all who attend. Many times we get calls wanting to know what theme we are using for the year. Hearts On Fire has never had a theme because we don’t want to put our speakers in a “box” and tell them what they have to preach. We want the Lord to lead in each and every conference as He sees fit. What can we say to David Nasser & Kyle Idleman but “Thank You.” Both of these men brought a message from God and many hearts and lives were forever changed at Hearts On Fire 2013. Because of the message they shared with us, 416 life-changing decisions were made. Of those, 114 were salvation decisions, 159 were for recommitment, and 32 were for baptism. We praise God for those who were obedient to the call of the Lord on their lives and we encourage home churches to follow up on those decisions to encourage and disciple.

Of course we want to also thank our guests, Roger Williams and the AMUQ, 3D and our very own Hearts On Fire Praise Band!

Many of you have asked how many attended. We can honestly say that more attended this conference than ever in the history of Hearts On Fire. As for a definite number that is very difficult to be able to give. Many, many volunteers attend and we don’t always get the exact number, but those we have recorded number 9662. We had 425 churches who attended and twelve states represented. Praise God!

Please be planning now to attend Hearts On Fire Gatlinburg 2014 on November 21 & 22 as well as one of the conferences in March 2014 in Charleston, SC or Oklahoma City, OK. We would love to see you there!

Thank you again for attending and Hearts On Fire would like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!

November 1 is TOMORROW!!!!

A quick update on HOF Gatlinburg Registration…

You have done a great job of registering early. I want to thank you for being so prompt. You would be amazed how much it helps us with preparations for the event.

Many of you have called with concern that your check will not arrive by tomorrow. That is fine. We are in a good place with registration and space is still available. The Omega session has more people registered than the Alpha in case you haven’t registered yet and are trying to decide which session to attend. We will continue to take your registrations until the sessions are filled.

Please visit our website for more information.

We are looking forward to an amazing conference!

Don’t forget to keep the Hearts On Fire Conference in your prayers!

Gatlinburg Reminders….

Registration is going great! You have done a super job of getting your numbers in this year.

I want to remind you of two things:

T-Shirt Pre-order deadline is tomorrow, Friday, October 25.
(There will be shirts for sale at the event but in limited numbers per size.)

The deadline to register for the conference is Friday, November 1.
(We will be able to take registrations after this date based on availability of seats.)

We are looking forward to a great conference. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Only Six Weeks Until HOF Gatlinburg

Can you believe it? I can’t.

Just a few reminders…..

Deadline to order T-Shirts, October 25, 2013
Deadline to register, November 1, 2013

Yes, we still have space available in both sessions.

We are really excited about Gatlinburg 2013 and we ask that you join us in prayer during the six weeks prior to the conference. Please pray that God will begin, even now, to prepare the hearts of those who are attending. Pray that many lost souls will be saved. Remember to pray for our speakers, David Nasser and Kyle Idleman and the concerts by for KING & COUNTRY and Tenth Avenue North. Don’t forget to pray for Scott Carter and the Hearts On Fire Band as they prepare to lead the worship.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, 865-776-2629.



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 info@heartsonfireministries.org or by phone, 865-776-2629.

Begin making your plans now.  See you in November!