Welcome Letter from the Pastor
Thank you for visiting our website.
Our mission at Fairview is threefold: First, to faithfully preach the gospel and see people place their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Savior. Second, we wish to grow Spiritually as Christians in our walk with the Lord through study and fellowship. And third, we strive to actively stand against the spread of sin in our culture and the deterioration of our society.
Our Sunday morning service is typically an old fashioned preaching service covering a wide range of topics, but always presenting an invitation to accept Christ. Sunday night is a more relaxed setting as we teach/preach through different books of the Bible. Wednesday night we have a tremendous Awana ministry for Pre-K through the 5th grade. For young people, we have a wonderful Youth group led by a husband and wife who are graduates of Pensacola Christian College. We also have a growing college class, and for the adults, we study through books of the Old Testament and close with a time of prayer requests and intercessory prayer.
We hope that our website answers any questions you might have and we invite you to stop in and visit Fairview Baptist Church.
Paul K. Blair
Pastor Blair was a former collegiate and professional football player. He was a three year starter at offensive tackle on highly ranked teams for Oklahoma State University in 1983-85. Pastor Blair was named First Team All-Big 8 Conference in 1984 and 1985 was one of seven linemen named to the All Decade Team of the Big 8 Conference for the Eighties and was named to the All-Century Team for Oklahoma State University in 2000. Drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1986, Pastor Blair spent five years in the National Football League, three of those seasons with Chicago, playing in a total of 26 regular season contests, starting in two regular season games. He was named the Frito Lay Most Valuable Player for his play against the Minnesota Vikings on December 6, 1987, in which the Bears secured the NFC Central Division Championship. Suffering three knee injuries in five seasons, Pastor Blair was forced to retire after the 1990 season. We invite you to read his testimony entitled, “From the Gridiron to the Gospel.”