• Norcal Fire

    Norcal Fire is designed to equip Christians to talk to the lost, and immediately put what they learn at the conference in practice with guidance and support from seasoned evangelists. There will be so many others practicing evangelism at this event that you can watch others until you are ready to step out of your comfort zone and get fired up. There is no better way to grow spiritually than to OBEY the Savior who died for you and warn the lost of the fire to come. Many will find a spiritual transformation after a day of evangelism!!

    Spreading the Fire events cost us almost $80 per person. We ask if you are able to please make a donation to help cover the costs for this event including: speakers, tracts, snacks, coffee, resource bags, giveaways, etc. If you could support with more, you will be helping to provide for others to attend.

    REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061
    If you would like to be a sponsor, we have 3 levels of sponsorship
    $500+ Sponsor will enjoy a private Friday dinner with our speakers and $100 worth of books and resources.
    $250+ sponsor will receive $75+ worth of books, tracts and other resources.
    $150+ sponsor will receive $25+ worth of books, tracts and other resources.
    We ship the resources to sponsors that cannot attend. Thanks for helping others attend these events.

    You can also donate online using PayPal:

    NorCal Fire

    If you would like to save us the PayPal fees, please send a check to:
    Striving for Eternity Minsitries
    Attn: Norcal Fire
    PO Box 189
    Jackson, NJ 08527-0189

    Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about other events. Subscribe


J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, Christian case maker and author. J. Warner was a conscientious and vocal atheist through his undergraduate and graduate work in Design and Architecture (CSULB and UCLA); he always considered himself to be an “evidentialist”. His experience in law enforcement only served to strengthen his conviction that truth is tied directly to evidence. But at the age of thirty-five, J. Warner took a serious and expansive look at the evidence for the Christian Worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true. After becoming a Christ follower in 1996, Jim continued to take an evidential approach to truth as he examined the Christian worldview. He eventually earned a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

Justin Peters Ministries exists to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and to help equip the saved to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). Great care is taken to preach and teach God’s Word in its proper context and simply let the text speak for itself. JPM is overseen by a Board of Directors and Justin and his wife, Kathy, are members of Grace Community Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Andrew Rappaport of Striving For EternityAndrew Rappaport is the founder of Striving For Eternity Ministries. He is a Bible teacher, conference speaker, author and has written numerous Biblical studies used internationally. Andrew has written and taught seminars on Hermeneutics, Systematic Theology and An Introduction to World Religions and Cults. Andrew has spoken at many different venues on many different topics, speaking at Universities, churches, conferences, on the streets, etc., on topics such as Darwin vs. the Bible, The Existence of God and the Credibility of the Bible, The Uniqueness of Christianity, Misconceptions of Christianity, etc.

Michael Coughlin was saved by grace through faith in Christ alone after 30 years of loving the world. Michael was raised Catholic but tried “everything” before Jesus intervened. He is a serving member of Berean Baptist Church in Pickerington, Ohio, where he leads local outreaches to glorify our Lord and reach the lost with the gospel. Michael’s joys are spending time with his dear wife, coaching children, programming computers and studying and discussing God’s Word. He is a graduate of the Living Waters Ambassador’s Academy, has served as prayer leader, team leader and speaker for the Super Bowl Outreach, and is a regular emcee and speaker at the Spreading the Fire evnets. Michael has a wife and 4 children at home. He has written several posts where you may find encouragement and teaching at www.michaelcoughlin.net.

Conference Details

General schedule for Ohio Fire, Jersey Fire and NorCal Fire**

Please use this schedule to begin planning your trip. Precise details such as which speaker will speak at which time is usually available 2 weeks before the conference.


5pm Doors Open
6pm Conference begins
6:30-9pm 2 speakers & worship
9pm-10:30pm Fellowship time

Saturday AM
8am Doors Open
9am-12pm 2 speakers, worship, corporate prayer

Lunch at Noon
Saturday PM
1pm-4pm 2 speakers, Basic Evangelism Training (breakout)
4pm-5pm Q & A Panel with the speakers.
5pm – Evangelism teams leave to the location for evangelism.

Norcal Fire Conference Registration

(* required field)

First Name*

Last Name*

Mailing Address*






Church Affiliation*

How did you hear of this event?*
 Striving for Eternity Website Striving for Eternity Newsletter Attended Previously Facebook/Youtube/Social Media Flyer Friends Church Other (enter below)

If you checked Other above, enter how here:

Saturday Evangelism

Are you planning to evangelize with us Saturday evening?*
 Yes No

Do you want to lead an evangelism team? A short interview may be required.*
 Yes No

Team or Group Name (if you already are a part of a team you wish to be grouped with). You are not guaranteed to be grouped with your team as we may need you to serve another team.

Are you planning to attend the pre-conference evangelism training?

Note: The pre-conference requires a screening interview as well as a $20 fee which must be prepaid before you can be registered.

Yes No 


Where can you volunteer? Volunteers make this conference possible!
 Greeter Usher Serve Snack Cleanup Video/Pictures Other (enter below)

If you checked Other above, enter how you can help here:

Can you support others to attend this conference? If so, how much can you donate? We do not charge admission, but the estimated cost of a conference like this is $40/person.

Are you able to host a one or more travelers? If you enter yes, someone from Striving for Eternity will be contacting you.*
 Yes No

No housing is available at this time. You should plan to arrange your own housing. We'll contact you if anything opens up.

Would you like us to try to help you find a place to lodge? (No guarantees!)*
 Yes No

Any special accommodations? If you requested housing, enter the number of people with which you'll be traveling here.

Help us be sure you're a real person:*