ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY

 

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!

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

ELDERS

MATT

CAPPS

Elder/Lead Pastor

 

Matt Capps came to Fairview as the Lead 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. candidate at Ridley College (Australia). Matt and his wife, Laura, have three children. Matt is an author, editor, and contributor to several books and numerous articlesConnect with Matt on TwitterFacebook, or check out his personal blog

MATT SEARSON

Elder/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 as well as a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Kayla and they have two sons, Ezra and Micah, with a baby girl on the way. You can email Matt at matt.searson@fairviewchurch.org.

JOSEPH LANIER

Elder/Pastor for Discipleship and Administration

 

Joseph Lanier earned a B.S. in Theology from the University of Mobile, a M.Div. and Ph.D. (Systematic Theology) from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as adjunct faculty. Prior to Fairview, Joseph served as an elder at his church in Kansas City. He is the co-author of Proclaiming the Triune God and Every Perfect Gift: Classical Virtues for Christian Formation (forthcoming). He is joyfully married to Kristen and they have three children.

JOSH

BENFIELD

Lay Elder

 

Josh is married to Tracy and has 4 children – Wyatt, Avery, Wilson and Graham. He grew up in Charlotte and made the brave choice of going to Appalachian State University because he wanted to ski! While at App, the Lord saved him and called to ministry. After graduating from college, he worked at TVR Christian Camp in the NC mountains, primarily because they offered an irresistible salary of $7,000/year! At TVR, he met and married Tracy where they began to serve together in ministry. The Benfield’s moved to the Fuquay area in 2006 and have been members at Fairview since 2017.  

MIKE

HEALAN

Lay Elder

 

Mike was born again and followed the Lord in believers' baptism as a child. Later as a teen, during a summer church camp, he surrendered his life to full time service and went on to train for that in a Christian college. Over the next 45 years he had the honor of serving in several churches where he wore many hats but primarily church music pastor and school principal. To better prepare for those roles, he acquired three degrees: BA in Sacred Music/Church Ministries (BJU, 1971), MMEd with emphasis in Conducting (U of Hartford, 1982), and EdD in Administration with minors in Music and Bible (BJU, 2004). He retired from vocational ministry in 2019, when he and his wife Linda moved to Holly Springs and joined Fairview. Together, he and Linda have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

COLTON MATHEWS

Lay Elder

 

Colton became a follower of Jesus as a first grader under the faithful ministry of his parents and the local church. He and Stephanie have been married for almost 13 years and are parents to an amazing daughter Violet who is in the first grade at Smith Elementary. Raised in Murphy, NC, he attended the University of North Carolina (go Heels!), and has worked for the past 14 years at State Employees’ Credit Union. He and Stephanie have been members of Fairview since 2018 and are excited for what the Lord is continuing to do here!

CHUCK SIMMONS

Lay Elder

 

Chuck was born and raised in Smithfield, NC. After high school, he attended NC State University and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has enjoyed a technical career working for several large corporations in the RTP area and currently works for Ford Motor Company as a Data Analyst. He and Cindy have been married for 40 years and members of Fairview for over 30 years. Together they have three daughters, three sons-in-law, and eight grandkids.  Chuck enjoys taking trips with his family to the mountains and the beach.

MINISTRY STAFF

LINDSEY FESCOE

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.

GENE

JACKSON 

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. 

ZACH ROBERSON

Director of Music

 

Zach has led worship at several churches before coming to Fairview. Zach holds a degree in Public and Interpersonal Communication from NC State. Zach and Caroline have three children.

LORI

TUCKER

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

MINISTRY SUPPORT

AMBER HENDERSON 

Director of 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.

 

DEACONS

ZACH COOPER

Deacon of Stewardship

MIKE DANIELS

Deacon of

Facilities

NATE DOWNS

Deacon of Staging & Security

KYLE FESCOE

Deacon of

Information Technology

JON GALLANT

Deacon of Grounds

RICHARD HALL

Deacon of Senior Adults

FRED HARDY

Deacon of Stewardship

MARK KING

Deacon of Stewardship

JERRY MARTIN

Deacon of Benevolence & Compassion

RANDY MOORE

Deacon of Benevolence & Security

JONATHAN PRADO

Deacon of Staging

JOE RIVERA

Deacon of Security & Senior Adults

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VIC WATFORD

Deacon of Ordinances

ROB WILLIS

Deacon of Grounds

JOIN US THIS WEEK

WORSHIP SUNDAYS AT 10:30AM

LIFE GROUPS SUNDAYS AT 9:00AM

PRAYER MEETINGS WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30PM

 

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