We do things intentionally here at Fairview
all to see people make Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior and in so doing follow Him and lead others to Him.
Fairview Church, founded in 1877, is located in Corryton, TN just outside of Knoxville that is a diverse group of believers committed to connecting people to Jesus Christ, His church, our community and the world. We are an Ephesians 4 Fellowship striving to be a Church that aligns as close to the biblical model of the early church.
If you are new to Fairview, we are glad you found us. Please visit our “I’m New” page to plan your 1st visit, to learn more about Fairview and what times we meet, and to know how to be a part of what God is doing here.
Dr. Jeff LaBorg joined Fairview Church as Senior Pastor in February 2015.
He has led four churches as a lead pastor over the past 25 years.
Follow Pastor Jeff at his YouTube Channel for more of his teaching.
Interim Worship Pastor
Mike Speck is a Gospel musician and ordained minister from Lebanon, Tennessee. Together with his wife, Faye, and daughter Melody VanNus, Speck tours with a Gospel music trio called the Mike Speck Trio. Speck and his wife also arrange music for church choirs, publishing their work through Lillenas Music. Nine of their choral collections have been nominated for Dove Awards.
Richie joined the Fairview staff in December 2016. As a young adult the Lord delivered Richie from a life of multiple addictions, and set his heart toward reaching the collegiate generation with the gospel. His philosophy of ministry can be summed up in four words: God can save anybody. Born and raised in the Gibbs community, Richie serves as public address announcer for the Gibbs Eagles football team, and is also an avid Chicago Cubs fan. His life verse is Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, and are called according to His purpose.”
Student and Groups Pastor
CH joined the Fairview staff in April 2016. He is married to the love of his life, Kristin, and God has richly blessed them with 3 children: Raley Beth, Karsyn Lea, & Jackson Alexander. CH has a bachelor of science degree from Carson Newman University. His life verse is Colossians 3:17, “Whatever you do whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to the Father through Him.
Missions and Evangelism Pastor
Keith joined the Fairview staff in January 1998. He has served in several pastoral roles over the years. Keith came as the first full-time Youth Pastor and served in that ministry for 15 years. Since then he has served as the Education Pastor and now serves as Missions and Evangelism Pastor. He and his wife, Nini, have been blessed with 3 amazing daughters and 3 wonderful sons-in-law that love the Lord and 8 magnificent grandchildren.
Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor
Media & Communications Director
Worship Ministry Assistant
Education & Missions Ministry Assistant
Kids Ministry Assistant
What Do We Believe?
Fairview Church is a family of believers who holds close the following beliefs:
Jesus—We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.
Christ’s Return—We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.
Holy Spirit—We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in every believer.
Bible—We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.
Man—We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.
Salvation—We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and is available to all that will repent and receive that gift
Assurance—We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Eternity—We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.
Baptism—We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.
Church—We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
Prayer—We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Government—We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in separation of God and government. Christians are salt and light in society.