London Catches the Fire – A Report from Fire17

28th November, 2017

For many of our partners, the Fire conferences are awesome times of encountering the power and presence of God. Fire17 has been no different; a weekend full of the Holy Spirit with amazing times of worship and impartation.

Last weekend Fire17 returned to the UK at the ExCel Conference Centre in Central London. Hosted by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda and the CfaN team, Fire17 saw over 4,000 believers come together for two days, to encounter the Holy Spirit and catch the fire.

An Awakening for the UK Church

The conference began on Friday 17th with amazing worship led by CfaN UK National Director Mark Oakes and Noel Robinson. The return of the Fire conference to London in 2017 is prophetically significant for what the Lord is about to do in the nation. On Friday, Daniel Kolenda reminded us that it is time for a fresh awakening unlike no other that has gone before us. The call was to press in for more of the power of the Holy Spirit and to return to the authentic preaching of the Gospel. During the first meeting, several hours were spent worshipping the Lord, whilst different members of the team ministered prophetically with the word of the Lord.

A Weekend of Worship

The Holy Spirit moved powerfully during Fire17, as so many believers came together to passionately worship God. Daniel Kolenda led the weekend, with a number of other guest speakers joining him to bring the Word – including Peter Vandenberg, Todd White, Nathan Morris, Scott Lee and Eric Gilmour.

Notably on Saturday, there was a fresh call to holiness and repentance as Eric Gilmour shared from the story of Mary and Martha. After a full day of Spirit filled worship and teaching, hundreds of people were ministered to. Many healings and testimonies have already been shared with us of miracles that happened during the conference and as a result of the anointing of the Holy Spirit following the weekend.

Impartation and Recommitting Lives

The final evening of the Fire17 conference saw many Christians come forward for prayer, to recommit their lives, and to receive the Fire of God personally and in a new way. The fire tunnel was an awesome experience as thousands of people came forward to receive fresh fire.

CfaN has received a number of powerful testimonies, including many sharing on our Facebook page about all that the Lord has done during this last weekend. One brother, Jon-Lucisha from London, explained that their church was “greatly impacted” by Fire17: “…there was 60 people from our church at conference. Many of them went deeper in their relationship with God and the hunger the meetings produced was clearly evident the following day at our regular service. Everyone said how powerful the ministry was and how good it was to spend time in His presence.”

Other powerful testimonies included Liam from Cwmbran who said “My life truly will never be the same again after encountering the Fire of the Holy Ghost in a way that I have never known before, my life has truly changed”, and Michelle from Bristol, who shared her story of healing at Fire17: “Completely life changing!! I received healing from tinnitus.”

Join us for the Double Harvest Decade

We are so excited about the next ten years of ministry with all that the Lord has called us to do. Daniel Kolenda reminded us of the fruit of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke’s ministry over the last 40 years with over 76 million decisions recorded for Jesus. But the journey is not yet over! We’re believing the Lord for a Double Harvest Decade, to see over 150 million souls saved over the next 10 years. We’d like to invite you to partner with us in this vision. Sign up as a Monthly Partner today.

Share your Fire17 Testimony

We know that there were many lives impacted by Fire17, including miraculous healings, personal touches from God and the Fire of God ministered personally to individuals throughout the course of the weekend. If you have a testimony from Fire17, we would love to hear it – go to to share your testimony with us today.