The Ignited By Truth Conference is one of the largest Catholic conferences on the East Coast with a general audience attendance of 1400-3000. Since 2003, the Ignited By Truth Conference has brought nationally-known, dynamic Catholic speakers annually to the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, to enlighten the minds of thousands of adults, young adults, high school, and middle school students. God’s graces have enkindled many hearts through the opportunities given for prayer and the sacraments. Catholic books and media have been purchased and taken away for further study and sharing. Ministry displays have inspired works of service. Ignited By Truth brings people together to experience the joy of life with God and sends them forth to be powerful witnesses to the Catholic Faith in their families and communities.

Find out how others have become Ignited and why you should come to the Conference!

More information on the need and purpose for Ignited By Truth can be found in the Ignited by Truth Rationale.

You can also view previous IBT conference speakers below: Speaker Archive

Ten Reasons to Come to the Conference

    1. Get ignited for your Faith!
    2. Hear a variety of talks, addressing our mission in all areas of life: Faith in Action, Conversion, Scripture, Prayer, Theology, the Sacraments, Philosophy, Holiness, Apologetics, Vocations, Science, the Sanctity of Life, and Evangelization
    3. Grow in knowledge of the beautiful Truths of the Catholic Faith
    4. Learn how to answer others who challenge your Faith
    5. Open your heart to be inspired by speakers who share their passion for Jesus Christ
  • Love Christ more and the Church He founded
  • Receive 2.0 Continuing Education Credits towards your certification
  • Serve as a volunteer to help others realize the gift of our Faith (High School service hours are given)
  • Share your faith with others in your family and parish
  • Be a better Catholic

Ignited By Truth Conference — Past Speakers


Dr. Scott Hahn — Renowned Scripture Scholar
John Pridmore — London Gangster turned Franciscan Friar
Fr. Michael Schmitz — Newman Ctr. Chaplain, Univ. MN-Duluth
Patricia Sandoval — Prolife & Chastity Speaker
Fr. Chris Alar — Dir. of Assn. of Marian Helpers, Stockbridge, MA / EWTN Host & Guest
Matthew Leonard — Founder Next Level Catholic Academy / Science of Sainthood / The Art of Catholic Podcast
Fr. Ian Van Heusen — ECU Newman Center Chaplain


Fr. Michael Gaitley — Dir. of Evangelization, Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception
Fr. Donald Calloway — Teen Rebel to Catholic Priest
Fr. Chris Alar — Dir. of Assn. of Marian Helpers, Stockbridge, MA / EWTN Host & Guest
Dr. John Bergsma — Full Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville
Matthew Leonard — Founder Next Level Catholic Academy / Science of Sainthood / The Art of Catholic Podcast
Jesse Romero — Catholic Author, Radio Host, Evangelist
Fr. Ian Van Heusen — ECU Newman Center Chaplain
Dana Catherine — Singer/Songwriter


Dr Tim Gray — President of the Augustine Institute
Dr Peter Kreeft — Professor of philosophy at Boston College
Susan Brinkmann — Director of New Age Research at Women of Grace
Fr. Larry Richards — Founder of “The Reason for Our Hope Foundation”
Adam Blai — Peritus of Religious Demonology
Fr. Dwight Longenecker — Former Anglican Priest, noted author, and blogger
Fr Ian Van Heusen — ECU Newman Center Chaplain
Nick De La Torre — Speaker/Singer
Dana Catherine — Singer/Songwriter
Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama – Morning Mass


Dr. Scott Hahn — Renowned Scripture Scholar
Dn. Harold Burke-Sivers — The Dynamic Deacon
Mark Hart — The Bible Geek
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC — Teen Rebel to Catholic Priest
Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. — President of the Magis Center
Fr. Rafael Capó — Archdiocese of Miami
Dana Catherine — Singer/Songwriter
Mathias Michael — Rekindle Records
Darwin Lechler — Cantautor Catolico Mexicano
Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama – Vigil Mass


Ken Hensley
Fr. Philip Bochanski
Abby Johnson
Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC
Leah Darrow
Greg and Julie Alexander
Fr. Philip Johnson
Dana Catherine
The D’Ambrosios
Msgr. Michael Shugrue — Vigil Mass


Jeff Cavins
Dana Catherine
Jesse Romero
Hector Molina


Patrick Madrid
Mother Mary Assumpta Long
Dr. Edward Sri
David Calavitta


Dr. Scott & Kimberly Hahn
Jennifer Fulwiler


Dr. Scott Hahn
Dr. Michael Barber
Lila Rose
Fr. Michael Schmitz


Raymond Arroyo
Dr. Michael Barber
Sr. Miriam James Heidland


Matthew Kelly
Dr. Brant Pitre


Fr. Dwight Longenecker
John Martignoni
Dr. John Bergsma
Dr. Greg & Lisa Popcak
Pat McCaskey


Immaculee Ilibagiza
Tim Staples
Fr. Larry Richards
Joseph Pearce
Philip Rivers


Marcus Grodi


Peter Kreeft
Mark Shea
Steve Wood
Fr. Leo Patalinghug


George Weigel
Stephen Ray
Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand


Dr. Janet Smith
Jeff Cavins
Carl Olson


Patrick Madrid
Alex Jones
Dr. Ray Guarendi


Marcellino D’Ambrosio
Jim Burnham
Michael Cumbie