Fairview is a Baptist Church located in Apex, NC. Where we gather is a short drive from Cary, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, and Greater Raleigh. 


In May of 1987 a group of people gathered from three area churches to pray about planting a new church to reach the community, and Fairview was born. Since then God has been so good to us, and we believe that He has great things in store for our church family as we strive to remain faithful to our calling and rely on Him for the fruit.


We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a church family that focuses on heart transformation and character growth by applying the gospel to all of life. We are a church family that loves one another in a way that reflects the power of the gospel. We are a church family that defines our lives by mission in all that we do both here and worldwide.


Join us on a Sunday morning at 9:00am for Life Groups and at 10:30am for worship!



Senior Pastor


Matt Capps came to Fairview as the Senior Pastor in June of 2015. Matt earned his B.A. in Art from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a M.Div. with Biblical Languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a D.Min. in pastoral theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is currently a Ph.D. student at Ridley College (Australia). Matt and his wife, Laura, have three children.


Matt is an author and contributor to several books and numerous articles. Dr. Capps has served on the Leadership Council for the Ethics and Religious Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Young Pastors Council for the North American Mission Board, and the Board of Directors for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Connect with Matt on TwitterFacebook, or check out his personal blog


Lay Pastor

Josh was called to Fairview in June 2017 as our Student Pastor, and now serves as a lay pastor. Josh earned a Masters of School Administration (MSA) from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Tracy and they have four children. Email Josh at josh@fairviewchurch.org.


Pastor for Family Discipleship and Administration


Joshua was called to Fairview in March of 2019 to provide pastoral leadership to our adult and childrens ministries. Before coming to Fairview, the Johnston family served as missionaries in Thailand. Joshua has also served as a Strategic Logistician/Planner in the United States Army. Joshua holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University, Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently working on a Doctorate from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Joshua is married to Jessica, and they have three daughters. You can email him at joshua.johnston@fairviewchurch.org


Pastor for Students and Sending


Matt Searson was called to Fairview in April 2021 as our Pastor for Students. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and is currently working on his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Advanced Biblical Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Kayla and they one son, Ezra, with a second on the way. You can email Matt at matt.searson@fairviewchurch.org.


Ministry Assistant

Lori joined the Fairview Baptist staff in April of 2018 to serve as our Ministry Assistant after being a member of the church for many years. Lori studied English and Business Management in college and has previous work experience in customer service, client coordination and marketing. Lori and her husband David have two children. Email Lori at lori.tucker@fairviewchurch.org


Director of Senior Adult Ministry 


Gene and his wife Nancy joined Fairview Baptist Church in 2018, and both actively serve with the Senior Adult Ministry. Gene graduated with a degree in Political Science and Education from North Carolina State University. After graduation, Gene and Nancy opened and operated a local business for 20 years. When called to ministry, Gene closed his business and attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he graduated with an M.Div. in Christian Ministry. Gene and Nancy have two adult children, Victor and Laurel. 


Director of Biblical Counseling


Amber and her family joined Fairview in 2017. She has a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing further education in the area of marriage and family. Amber is a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) and is also PREPARE/ENRICH certified. Amber is married with two children. Amber can be reached at amberjean@protonmail.com.


Director of Children's Ministry


Lindsey has been a member of Fairview Baptist Church since 1992 and loves serving in the Children’s Ministry. She has a degree in Radiologic Technology and worked in the Medical Imaging field for 12 years. She is currently pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies from The College at Southeastern.  She is married to Kyle and they have three children, Mason, Micah and Morgan. Lindsey can be reached at lindsey.fescoe@fairviewchurch.org.


Ministry Resident for Outreach

Lai and his family joined Fairview in May of 2006. Lai is has been serving as Webmaster at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina since 2011. Lai is currently serving at the Raleigh Marketplace Ministry as part of Fairview's local outreach. Lai has earned a BA in Art and Design from North Carolina State University, an AA in Electronics Engineering Technology from Fayetteville Technical Community College, and is currently working on an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Lai is married to Paula, and they have two daughters, Jeslyn and Jozie. You can email him at lsalmonson@gmail.com.


Ministry Resident for College Students

Brian joined Fairview in 2002 and currently serves with the College Ministry. He studied Computer Science at North Carolina State University and is working on an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.






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