Engage. Enlighten. Empower.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God…”
John 1:12


God has not left us to live as His children on this planet under our own power and authority. He has promised the believer all the power he or she needs to become all God intended him or her to be. Still, the trials of life weigh heavily on our shoulders. Even the simple stress and strain of day-to-day living can take its toll. Daily our faith is challenged. Daily we attempt to live by our own strength. Daily we seem to falter.
Empower Bible Conference aims to refresh and renew the weary believer through dynamic worship and the anointed preaching of God’s Word. Taking place across three days and four sessions, we welcome four special guest speakers with the intent to engage the church in an enlightening look at the wonderful truths God has freely gifted to His children, thus empowering each of us to live our life and our faith as He has so perfectly envisioned.
Info about our 2017 speakers along with the date and time they will be speaking can be found below. Come be empowered!


Sunday Morning October 15
with Dr. Steve Harris
9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Sunday Evening October 15
with Rev. Clayton King
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Monday Evening October 16
with Dr. Don Wilton
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Tuesday Evening October 17
with Rev. Mark Hunnicutt
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Activities for children (Birth–Fifth Grade) will take place during each session.



Dr. Stephen E. Harris is a dynamic preacher and teacher of the Word of God who has been in the pastoral ministry for well over 40 years.
He holds degrees from Fruitland Baptist College, Mars Hill College, and a Master of Divinity as well as a Theological Doctorate from Covington Theological Seminary.
Pastor Steve, as most who know him call him, is the Pastor Emeritus of Trinity of Fairview Baptist Church—a body that experienced dynamic, kingdom growth during his 36-year ministry there from 1974 until 2010.
He is also the interim pastor at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Black Mountain, serving by assisting the body there in finding the next step God has for them in light of their wonderful heritage.
Pastor Steve has been married to his lovely wife Sandra for 56 years. He has a daughter, Stephanie, and a son, Stacey—both of whom currently serve the Lord on staff at Trinity of Fairview. He also has six grandchildren whom he loves very deeply.
Pastor Steve loves to travel; enjoy a fine, home-cooked meal; study the Word; and walk daily with the Holy Spirit. He is a man given much to prayer. His skill as a pastor, preacher, and teacher are extraordinary. We are excited to have such a marvelous man of God open our conference this year!


Clayton King is an author, entrepreneur, professor, pastor, husband and dad.
He graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 1995 as a Presidential Scholar and Outstanding Graduate of the Year. He is a Distinguished Professor of Evangelism at Anderson University in South Carolina and has sold over 250,000 copies of his 9 books.
Clayton is also the Founder & President of Clayton King Ministries, a large non-profit that has sent over 1,000 people on long-term and short term international trips. Clayton is a campus pastor at Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world and is also the teaching Pastor at NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC.
He began his public speaking career at age 14, and has spoken to over 3 million people in 45 states and over 32 countries. He loves his wife, his two sons, black coffee, a good book, and riding 4 wheelers. He prefers Walmart over Target and Apple over Google. 


Don Wilton has been the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC since 1993. He is the founder and president of The Encouraging Word broadcast ministry, which has the potential to reach households in numerous countries through television, radio, and the internet.
Dr. Wilton was born in South Africa where he met and married his wife, Karyn Bolton Wilton. Soon after graduating from Rhodes University, they felt God’s call on their lives for ministry and moved to the United States to attend seminary. Dr. Wilton graduated from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the recipient of six earned academic degrees. After graduating, he served at the seminary as the Associate Professor of Evangelistic Preaching for a number of years as well as serving as the pastor of a local church.
In addition to writing manuals, articles, and reviews for the Southern Baptist Convention, and publications such as Preaching and Decision Magazines, he is the author of many books: The Absolute Certainty of Life After Death: See You at the Finish Line; Totally Secure; When God Prayed; A Hope and a Future: Overcoming Discouragement; Praying for a Miracle; Encouragement In His Presence; Defying the Odds: Standing Up When You Want To Give Up; Undefeated: God’s Strategy for Successful Living and Forgiven: The Power of the Cross.
Dr. Wilton also has the privilege of serving as Dr. Billy Graham’s pastor. They have remained close friends for many years, and Dr. Wilton is a frequent speaker for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Schools of Evangelism and for The Cove.
Dr. Wilton’s ministry has been hallmarked by his uncompromising presentation of the life changing truth of God’s Word. As a result, he is in great demand as a Bible expositor and preaches around the world in crusades, revivals, evangelism conferences, state conventions, and on seminary campuses. He has served as the president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and was elected to be the annual preacher for the Southern Baptist Convention. He has been a favorite speaker for the International Gideon’s Convention both at home and abroad. Dr. Wilton hosts Christian tours to the Holy Land focusing on different areas each year such as Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Rome, Turkey, and Greece.
The Wiltons have two sons, a daughter, two daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren. Both of their sons serve in ministry, and their daughter serves with Samaritan’s Purse. Don and Karyn were both born into godly pastors’ homes. As a result, they have passed on a rich heritage of ministry to their three children and eight grandchildren. Karyn leads the Women’s Ministry at First Baptist Spartanburg and is a strong supporter, encourager, and helpmate in ministry.
Don enjoys reading, golfing, fishing and watching football, rugby, and cricket. He loves spending as much time as possible with his family.


Mark Hunnicutt is the NewPointe Church Dover Campus Pastor in Dover, Ohio. NewPointe is one of the fastest growing churches in America. Before becoming NewPointe Dover Campus Pastor, he served as Pastor of Ministries at Mud Creek Church, one of the top ten largest baptist churches in NC, from 1996 to 2014. He also instructed at Fruitland Baptist Bible College from 1998 to 2014 and holds degrees from Fruitland College, North Greenville College and Masters International School of Divinity.
Hunnicutt committed to Jesus in 1980 and accepted a “ministry call” in 1992. In 1994, he married his High School sweetheart, Cheryl Hunnicutt. Cheryl works as an on-call trip leader for Compassion International. She leads child advocacy mission trips to most third world countries—releasing kids from poverty in Jesus’ name. They sponsor two precious African children and have several godchildren but no kids of their own.
Certified in Disaster Relief, Mark leads teams in responding to foreign and domestic disasters. He also is very involved in global missions, leading teams around the world yearly. In 2012, he was in Africa when diagnosed with Male Breast Cancer.
Mark enjoys adventure with his wife Cheryl, EPIC movies and most reality TV shows (especially Amazing Race and Survivor), the Duke Blue Devils, and anything involving fishing! He dislikes chemotherapy, country music, candy corn, and Rice Krispies treats. His kryptonite is candy corn mixed into a Rice Krispies treat. So, never administer chemo to him playing loud country music while eating candy corn Rice Krispies treats.
Mark believes that Jesus is enough! He is constantly learning and living that message since being diagnosed with Leukemia two weeks before his High School graduation.
Mark believes that the local church is the hope of the world!



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Please feel free to call or email the church office at any time, and a staff member will be in touch as soon as possible.
Office Phone: (828) 628-1188
Email: info@trinityoffairview.org
Trinity of Fairview is located about 20 minutes outside of Asheville in the town of Fairview, North Carolina. Our address is 646 Concord Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. Reference the map below or plug our address into your GPS to find us.
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