We do things intentionally here at Fairview
all to see people pursue a love affair with Jesus Christ

Fairview Baptist Church, founded in 1877, is a Southern Baptist Church 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.

Focused. Fearless. Forward. this is our mission here at Fairview. To stay focused, live fearlessly, and constantly move forward.

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.

Senior Pastor

Dr. Jeff LaBorg serves as the Senior Pastor here at Fairview Baptist Church, Corryton, TN.

He has led four churches as a senior pastor over the past 25 years. Pastor Jeff has been at Fairview almost 3 years now.

Our Pastors

CH Qualls

Executive Pastor

CH joined the Fairview Baptist forever family as Executive Pastor in April of 2016. He has been married to the love of his life, Kristin, for 13 years. God 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.

Wayne Davis

Education Pastor

Wayne has been part of Fairview Baptist Church since 1983. He has served on staff since 1999. He has served Fairview in various roles over that time. He has served as the Associate/Executive Pastor and as Pastor of Education and Administration. He currently serves as the Pastor of Education. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. As part of Wayne’s duties for FBC he oversees education, discipleship and the adult ministries. Wayne has been married to his lovely wife Donna for 40 years. They have two daughters, Hollie and Brooke, and two grandsons, Cole and Breyden. Hollie is married to Scott Arnold. Scott & Hollie are very active at FBC serving in various ministries. Brooke is married to Wilber Meza and they are also involved in various ministries at Fairview. Wayne & Donna reside in Halls.

Mike Speck

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.

Keith Weaver

Missions/Evangelism Pastor

Keith has served on staff since Jan.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 has transitioned to become our new Missions and Evangelism Pastor. He and his wife Nini have been blessed with 3 amazing daughters and 3 wonderful son-in-law’s that love the Lord and 8 magnificent grandchildren.

James Waddell

Children’s Pastor

Pastor James Waddell has been with Fairview since March 2011.  He and his wife Ashleigh have three children, Parker, Brody, and Caroline. Children have always had a special place in James’ life and began feeling the call to Children’s Ministry in 2009 when he began working as a volunteer on a regular basis. It is his deepest desire to see children come to Know Jesus! Love Jesus! And Share Jesus!

Richie Beeler

NextGen Pastor

After serving in student and college ministry for a number of years, Richie joined the Fairview staff as NextGen Pastor 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.”

Our Staff

Anna Cantrell

Anna Cantrell

Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor

Jeremy Cummings

Jeremy Cummings

Media & Communications Director

Alisa Jacobs

Alisa Jacobs

PDO Coordinator

Melissa Curington

Melissa Curington

Custodial Staff

Melanie Esslinger

Melanie Esslinger

Custodial Staff

Scott Bittle

Scott Bittle


Jequetta Cottrell

Jequetta Cottrell

Worship Ministry Assistant

Beverly Keener

Beverly Keener

Financial Secretary

Gretta Cardwell

Gretta Cardwell

Education & Missions Ministry Assistant

Jessica Lynn

Jessica Lynn

Kids Ministry Assistant

What Do We Believe?

Fairview Baptist Church is a family of believers who holds close the following beliefs:

God—We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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.

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