ABOUT INNERFIRE MINISTRIES
Our vision is to see Christians integrate their faith into every facet of life through the Holy Spirit’s power, thereby having a Kingdom impact on both their families and the culture.
ABOUT SCOTTY CARROLL
Hello, friend! I am Scotty Carroll, the president of InnerFire Ministries. I have been married to my lovely wife Johnna since 1992, and we have been in some form of ministry for most of those twenty-seven years. Along the way, we raised three children and now have a wonderful daughter-in-law and a great son-in-law.
I was born and raised a farm boy in Northwest Florida and then attended Florida State University, where I obtained a degree in electrical engineering. I served four years on active duty in the Air Force before starting an engineering career in the private sector. About ten years ago, I started an engineering services company called Echo Power Engineering, with a partner, and am still active in running that business.
Along the way, I have served as a bi-vocational music minister, served as a deacon, taught Sunday School, traveled the Southeast with a music group, attended seminary, and served as a bi-vocational pastor. In all these things, I have found God faithful. That is not to say the road has always been easy, but trials develop character and strengthen your reliance on Jesus.
Johnna and I currently make our home in Westmoreland, Tennessee. When I am not working on my business or the ministry, I look forward to riding my tractor and being out on the farm enjoying the outdoors. Johnna and I also love to travel, hike our great national parks, and camp.
ABOUT JOHNNA CARROLL
My name is Johnna Carroll, and I love being a ministry leader with Innerfire! I have enjoyed being in several forms of ministry over the past twenty-five years: choir director, singing group member, Sunday School teacher, life group leader, and even pastor’s wife. Serving the Lord has been sweet, and I wouldn’t take anything for the journey the Lord has given me. I have been ultra-blessed to be married to the love of my life, Scotty Carroll. We have three wonderful adult children and our family has been growing, to our delight! We are the proud parents of Hannah and husband, Matthew Mathis; Jacob and wife, Josie Carroll; and our youngest, Andrew. We are a very close family and love to be together whenever we can. To us, family time is the absolute best time!
I have a degree in education but spent most of my adult years homeschooling our children. We had a wonderful experience and are so glad we did it. I love to talk homeschooling to anyone who is interested. Personally, I enjoy being a homemaker and all thing home-related. I also enjoy reading and traveling. Scotty and I both enjoy hiking and camping, and one of our favorite places to visit is Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We love nothing better than to sit by the campfire after a long hike with a fresh cup of coffee.
ABOUT HANNAH MATHIS
Hey! My name is Hannah Mathis, and I am the daughter of Scotty and Johnna. I grew up traveling and singing with my parents in churches across the southeast, and I am so happy to now be working with them as an adult! My day-to-day tasks for Innerfire include writing, researching, editing, and managing social media. I was homeschooled for almost all of my childhood, and attended Union University where I received a degree in Church Music. It was also at Union that I met my sweet husband Matthew. We got married in 2019 and live in Nashville.
I’m a true homebody that loves nothing more than a cozy night in spent with a good book or true crime documentary. I also love cooking and baking and am constantly trying new recipes. On the weekends, I love going on hikes with my husband and our Australian Shepherd pup, Susie.
In recent news, Matthew and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child, a precious little girl, in August 2021.