History of Summerfire

The first Summer Fire Conference took place in June, 1995. From its humble beginnings in Donegal, till the present day, Christians from all over the country have experienced a deep sense of God's presence in the midst of the meetings.The Conference was born through prayer. On the 15th of December 1994, after days of intercession, the Holy Spirit spoke to Pastor Michael McBride these simple words: "Get up and go." It was crystal clear that the Lord had spoken and so conference began the following year, under the name "Summer Fire." It was a time of new beginnings.

Pastor Mike stepped out in faith and ventured to Donegal Town where he booked and paid the deposit on houses that would accomodate around 130 people. The first two conferences were held in Donegal Town. Many young people attended the conferences and helped with the organising and worship. Local believers attended the meetings and were blessed, as the sense of God 's presence was overwhelming. Everywhere people were bowing down before God's Majesty!

From the start, Pastor Mike had phoned and discussed the Conference with Nick Cassidy, the Pastor of Donnybrook Church in Cork, who was a great friend and supporter of the conference. Pastor Nick eventualy took over the organising of the conference, and the Irish church has only seen this work of God grow throughout the years, now accomodating well over a thousand born-again believers for the week long event!

By way of balanced, Christ centered teaching, and Spirit empowered worship, the Lord has used Summer Fire Conference for 24 years to bring Christians wonderful times of joy and refreshment in the Lord. Lives of both young and old have been changed forever! We trust that as we move forward, God will continue to bless this conference as we come honestly and humbly before Him, to hear His word in season.

May God Bless you as he continues to make History at Summer Fire Conference!





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Main Speakers

Pastor Carter & his wife Teresa are no strangers to Summerfire Conference & we are blessed to have them join us for the 25th year! He is the senior pastor of Times Square Church in New York & has seen The Lord move mightily in his years as a preacher of The Gospel. His ministry inspires millions of people globally, through national & international radio, television networks & conferences.

Carter Conlon

Times Square Church, New York City, USA

Pastor Teresa is an associate pastor at Times Square Church with her husband & oversees the Women’s Ministry. She also serves as president of Summit International School of Ministry. She is a preacher, teacher, author, wife, mom & grandma. She travels extensively, speaking internationally for ladies conferences & evangelistic events. Her ministry is one of depth & sensitivity.

Teresa Conlon

Times Square Church, New York City, USA

Following a radical encounter with Jesus Christ, Pastor Jay broke free from an addictive lifestyle to serve God for over 20 years. He has been in full time ministry, travelling as an evangelist & working with long term drug addicts & alcoholics. He currently serves on the leadership of Teen Challenge Global & is also part of local church leadership. Pastor Jay is an anointed & well loved speaker at Summerfire Conference

Jay Fallon

United Kingdom

Pastor Gary is president of World Challenge & founding pastor of The Springs Church-Colorado. He has travelled extensively over the years with his father, David Wilkerson, ministering to pastors & church leaders. He inspires people to greater intimacy with Christ & love for a lost & dying world. He is a solid Bible teacher & has brought much challenge & blessing to the Irish Church.

Gary Wilkerson

Colorado, USA

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Located in an idyllic and tranquil setting beside the beach in East Cork, Trabolgan Holiday Village promises a memorable yet stress free break which is great value for money. Summerfire conference caters to the needs of all the family. You will find a ministy to meet the need of every individual young and old. Included in Trabolgan's many activities are:

  • • The Sub Tropical Wave Pool with a Super Waterslide, wave machine and toddlers pool
  • • 18 hole par 3 coastal Golf Course with FREE rental of golf clubs
  • • Crazy Golf
  • • A fantastic 10,000 sq ft Indoor Sports Complex with facilities to play Badminton, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball and Volleyball
  • • Access to the Fitness Suite, Steam Room and Sauna
  • • Great FREE activities for toddlers include a variety of Kids Clubs, supervised kiddy cars and indoor and outdoor playgrounds with slides, tunnels, ball ponds, rope bridges, wings, slides and climbing frames
  • • Why not make the most of the following: Trabolgan Adventure Sports, Go-Kart Tracks, Beauty/Relaxation Rooms, Arcade, Trampolines, Paddle-Boats and Mini-Karts.

Trabolgan Holiday Village - June 21st - June 28th

Other Fire Conferences

ARISE 2019 Women's national fire conference is part of the Summerfire conference family.Partners include Lydia Fellowship International IRE About this Event We are excited to announce that on the 28th of September 2019, at the National Stadium Dublin, Christian women from around the country will gather for ARISE 2019! We are thrilled to be joined this year by

Pastor Teresa Conlon, (Times Square Church, New York City // Summit International School of ministry, Pennsylvania)

Fiona Fallon (Teen Challenge U.K.)

The Summerfire worship band, and more! This will no doubt be a truly significant moment for Christian women in Ireland! We live in a fractured society. The needs are so great; it's like we surrounded by brokenness. In the face of this, If we are honest, many of us have lost our confidence. In an hour where people now more than ever need the light of the gospel, Jesus is equipping His church. And He is speaking to women across the country. There is a call; back to confidence and a re awakening like a cloud no bigger than a fist, can be seen on the horizon! Without doubt, He is calling us in, before He sends us out! Come reconnect, refocus and reunite under one banner. HIS banner! It's time to embrace the call once again, to rise up in the power of another. To reach out with the love of Christ and see your confidence restored! “Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you.” Come receive a fresh touch and renew your strength, confidence and hope! It's time to embrace the call. Let faith arise! DATE: SEPTEMBER 28TH COST: 20E PER PERSON//25E PER PERSON AT DOOR

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Teresa Conlon

Times Square Church, New York City, USA

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