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 2022. 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!
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!
Times Square Church, New York, USA
The shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous - Psalm 118:15
Brothers and sisters, it's a time to lift up our eyes and voices once again. God is stirring our hearts and there is a purpose for you in His mighty plan.
A warm welcome awaits you at this SummerFire Gathering with Pastor Carter and Teresa Conlon + friends at Betania Dublin. Friday will be a special worship & word night for ladies with Pastor Teresa Conlon and Saturday will be a full day of teaching, preaching, worship and fellowship for all. Food and parking will be available onsite.
Due to logistics and catering this is a free but ticketed event. There is no childcare or children ministries at this event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!
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