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 a single day in three sessions, we welcome three different 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 2019 speakers along with the time they will be speaking can be found below. Come and be empowered!


Sunday, September 15: First Service
with Steve Harris
9:15 a.m. in the Worship Center
(Donut & coffee fellowship to follow service in the church lobby.)
Sunday, September 15: Second Service
with Brian Burgess of Clayton King Ministries
11:00 a.m. in the Worship Center
Sunday Afternoon September 15
Family Salad Bar: Free food and fellowship
(Chicken Nuggets for Kids!)
5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center
Sunday Evening September 15
Family Worship (K-5 Children, Students, & Adults)
with Mark Hunnicutt
6:00 p.m. in the Worship Center
NO ADULT OR STUDENT SMALL GROUPS. Activities for children (birth–fifth grade) will take place during the morning sessions.
Parents, students, and children (K–5 only, childcare provided for Pre-K) will come together for family worship Sunday evening.



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!


Brian Burgess was saved at the age of 14 and surrendered to ministry at 16. He now travels and teaches at churches, schools, summer camps and colleges all over the United States.
Brian has an intriguing story of Christ transforming him from a rebellious teenager into a man who is passionate about God. He clearly communicates the timeless principles of God’s Word with effective zeal and enthusiasm.
Brian is uniquely gifted to explain the Gospel in a powerful, yet practical way. His warm personality and genuine zeal quickly connects with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He enjoys speaking at churches, summer camps, and colleges, about discipleship, overcoming adversity, and boldly living out the Gospel.
Brian is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Studies.
He and his wife, Angie, have three boys and a girl. They enjoy working out, camping, traveling the world, and riding motorcycles.


Mark Hunnicutt is the lead pastor at Brevard Community Church in Brevard, NC. Before coming to BCC, Mark served as pastor at NewPointe Church Dover Campus in Dover, Ohio. He has also served as Pastor of Ministries at Mud Creek Church, one of the top ten largest baptist churches in NC, from 1996 to 2014. Mark 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!



Have questions or comments about Trinity or Empower Bible Conference?
We want to hear from you!
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.
If you need further information regarding directions, please contact us!