Main Speakers

For over 16 years Pastor Carter Conlon has been a spiritual father to the Irish Church and a true friend, partner and supporter of SummerFire Conference. His love for Ireland is a continued source of blessing and encouragement and we are thrilled to have him join us again in 2020. As the senior pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, his ministry inspires millions of people globally, through national and international radio, television networks and conferences every year. Yet, with such a demanding schedule, he has made SummerFire Conference a staple of his annual calendar! Thank you Pastor Carter!

Carter Conlon

Times Square Church, New York, USA

For many years, Pastor Teresa has been a true lover of the Irish church, and a vital voice to women across the nation. Besides serving as an associate pastor at Times Square Church with her husband and as president of Summit International School of Ministry, she is a preacher, teacher, author, wife, mom and grandma. She travels extensively, speaking internationally for ladies conferences and evangelistic events, ministering with depth and sensitivity. It is wonderful to have her with us again this year!

Teresa Conlon

Times Square Church, New York, 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 and working with long term drug addicts and alcoholics. He served on the leadership of Teen Challenge Global and is currently part of local church leadership. Pastor Jay is an anointed and well loved speaker at Summerfire Conference.

Jay Fallon

United Kingdom

Nicky Cruz is the best-selling author of 17 books, including the all-time Christian classic; "Run, Baby, Run." He fled New York from native Puerto Rico in the mid 50s where he soon got caught up in the gang violence that was sweeping the city. Cruz’ life continued to spiral downward until he encountered Pastor David Wilkerson. Pastor David's simple message; “Jesus loves you Nicky" changed everything, Cruz surrendered his life to God and exchanged his weapons for a Bible. For the past 50+ years, Nicky has travelled the world reaching tens of millions of people from inner cities, prisons and stadiums who are desperate to find hope. Called the “Billy Graham of the streets” by The Wall Street Journal, we are delighted to have him join us for SummerFire 2020!

Nicky Cruz

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA


A wonderful opportunity to experience the church at it’s best! Christians from all over Ireland, as well as many other countries have been attending Summerfire Conference for the past twenty six years. The uniqueness of this conference is not just it’s beautiful situation in glorious east Cork, it’s the twenty six year testimony of a Christ centred ministry; one that has impacted thousands of individuals, marriages and churches. On behalf of the Summerfire Conference committee and all our fabulous workers and volunteers, we hope that you can join us this year at SF2020!

Meet our Key People

Founding pastor of Cork Church where along with his wife Kathryn, some family members and a few close friends he started the church over 20 years ago. The Lord has been faithful to bless the work and development of Cork Church into a vibrant Christ centred church; which has been built solidly on the New Covenant. Pastor Nick's heart for people has led him to help set up Global Missions Ireland.

Nick Cassidy

Conference Director

Born to a Nigerian mother and Northern Irish father in Lagos, he spent his early childhood in Manchester moving to Cork in 1998. After spending 7 years serving as an evangelist/youth worker Patrick began as Youth Pastor in Cork Church in 2014. He leads our Youth and Young Adult ministries at Summerfire and coordinates our national youth work. He lives in Cork with his lovely wife Laura and his rather large sneaker collection.

Patrick Dobbins

Youth and Young Adults Leader

Originally from Donegal, Stephen moved to Cork in 2006 to serve as Associate Pastor. His desire is to see people come to maturity in their faith & to enjoy the fruit of a Christ centred life. In a wider context, he coordinates & leads the worship ministry at the SummerFire Conference. He is married to Wilma, has four children. He deeply values & enjoys family life.

Stephen McBride

Worship Leader

Since graduating from Teen Challenge Evangelism School in 1995 Fiona been involved in the pioneering of a local church, pioneering a residential rehab centre and served as manager of Hope House residential rehab for 9 years. Fiona is currently the National Programme Director for Summerfire Ladies ministry. She is married to Jay and has a son called Ethan.

Fiona Fallon

Ladies Ministry Director

Pastor Mike and his wife Corrie have been missionaries in Ireland for over 50 years and many of the Summerfire faithful would see them as spiritual parents and even grandparents although their energy and joy would certainly challenge any young person.

Mike McBride

Conference Founder

Gavin & Judith have been cornerstones of Summerfire since its beginning and work in more ways than we can list. To mention a few: they are the main drivers of the team that organise, plan and run the logistics of the conference. When you come to Summerfire make sure to say hello and thank you to these wonderful people. They are known for their kindness and would love to meet you! You may even get to taste some of Gavin's famous cooking!!

Gavin and Judith Cassidy

Conference Co-ordinators

Jess is a missionary to the Irish church, originally from Missouri in the United States she travelled to Ireland on a missions trip in 2015 and felt God's call to return. She works on the Graphic design,marketing,promotion and organising of all of our events. She can be seen running around the Trabolgan site, sometimes on camera but always with a coffee in hand!!

Jess Oller

Assistant Conference Co-ordinator

Frank is child protection officer for all our events and works with all our staff and volunteers to make sure all the children we are blessed to minister to are cared for in the best way. Frank is a deacon at Cork Church where he works with the Feed Cork program

Frank Heaphy

Child Protection Officer

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Be Blessed by some of the wonderful messages from Summerfire over the years


Ministries of Summerfire

National Youth Youth on Fire! 2 days and three nights at the feet of Jesus!
Ministry: Preaching, teaching, workshops, devotions, international speakers and and dynamic spirit filled worship. We believe in keeping first things first. Discipleship: 24/7 discipleship with our national youth leaders from around the country and Northern Ireland. Encouraging spiritual growth through love, grace and example. Activity: Indoor and outdoor activities, games, music and performances with a focus on team building. Perfect for youth groups or young people looking to make new friends. An Investment: A time to draw closer, get deeper, refocus and breakthrough. Be filled. Catch Fire.

National Youth

National Youth

2 nights and 3 days in the vale of Avoca Co. Wicklow. February 7th-9th 2020
An opportunity for young adults (18-35ish!) from around the country to connect with Jesus and each other. We will be joined by Pastor Mike Petillo; senior pastor from The Springs Church Colorado (U.S.A.) as well as ministry and worship from around the country and beyond. Our prayer is that God will meet us there in power and that a generation would be impacted by the gospel as a result. There will also be banter. Lots of banter.

National Young Adults

National Young Adults

Women's National Fire Conference is a coming together of women from the Irish church to be blessed and empowered through prayer, worship and the word.

National Womens

National Womens

The heart of GMI is to mobilise small and medium size churches that have a heart for missions, but find it logistically difficult to put a trip together. Our vision is to go to the nations, to preach the gospel and reach the marginalised in society.

Global Missions

Global Missions

March 27th-28th 2020
with Guest speaker Pastor Neil Rhodes of Crossroads Church, Geneva

@ Wexford Christian Community Church
Unit 31, Westpoint Business Park Clonard Wexford, Ireland Y35 PR94

Friday - Reception - 7:30pm / Service - 8pm
Saturday - Reception - 10:30am
Session 1 - 11am - Session 2 - 2:30pm

  • Pastor Paul Phillips: +353 (86) 467 1483
  • Or+353 (86) 8116226
  • National leaders weekend

    March 27th-28th 2020


    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

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