127 Airline Road
Columbus, Mississippi 39702
(662)328.2924 View Map
Sundays -
Sunday School 9am
Morning Service 10:15am
Evening Service 6:30pm
Wednesday - 6:00pm View  Schedule


Dr. Breck Ladd
Senior Pastor

Bro. Breck joined the Fairview staff in August 2012. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Breck and his wife, Laura, are the parents of 2 sons, Andy and Caleb and a daughter Julia.

"In the same way, Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good work and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Ken Nuss
Minister of Music

Bro. Ken joined the Fairview staff in September of 2015. He is a graduate of Louisiana College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ken and his wife, Chris are the parents of three children: Ashley, Brandon and Andrew. They also have three grandchildren: Emma, Lewis and Ruth and are expecting two more in 2016.

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 96:1-4

Kevin Jenkins
Minister of Families and Administration

Bro. Kevin joined the staff at Fairview as Minister of Families and Administration in September 2010. He and his wife, Robin, were married in September 1985. They have 4 children, Drew, Kaitlyn, Abby, and Anna. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

Tommy Gillon
Minister of 55+ and Missions

Bro.Tommy joined our staff in December 2003 as Minister to Adults 55+. He brings with him over 35 years of ministerial experience. He has served as Minister to Youth, Minister of Education, Minister of Music and Minister to Senior Adults in churches in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Tommy and his wife, Sherry were married in 1976 and have 2 children Rachel and Justin. Brother Tommy's ministry is to establish a balanced program of activities to meet the needs and interests of people 55+.

Charles Sylvest
Minister of Education

Bro. Charles joined the Fairview staff is December 2014. He is a graduate of Auburn University (1990) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2004). He has served churches in Louisiana and Alabama previously.

Charles and Laura Beth have been married since July 2000 and have 3 children Ella, Henry, and Whitman.

“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” James 1:19-20

Sam Taylor
Youth Minister

Bro. Sam joined the Fairview staff in March 2014. He is a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi and is currently enrolled at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Sam and his wife, Alyssa, have been married since January 20, 2007. They are the parents of 2 sons, Mac (2009) and Drew (2011) and a daughter Clara (2014).

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

David Dees
Minister of College/Associate Minister of Youth

Bro. David joined the Fairview staff as Associate Youth Minister in the summer of 2005. He is married to Angie and they are parents to 3 children, Riley, Dylan and Breelyn.

"Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and this let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:28-29

Carla Hensley
Director of Children's Ministries

Carla joined the Fairview staff in 2003 as Director of Childhood Ministries. She is married to Quintin. They have 2 children. Lauren and her husband, Tyler Cook, live in Tupelo. Dylan and his wife, Masa, live in Columbus. Dylan and Masa have one son, Bowen.

Carla attended East Central Community College and Mississippi State University. Carla’s favorite part of her job is talking with parents and children about what it means to become a Christian.

"Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from Him." Psalms 12:7

Dr. Larry Bradford
Minister of Instrumental Music

Bro. Larry re-joined the Fairview staff as Minister of Instrumental Music in July of 2011. He and his wife, Dena, were married on August 11, 1984 and have 3 children, Brittany, Blake and Brooke.

"The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you, He will be with you. He will not fail or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." Deut. 31:8

Kelly Gable
Assistant to Music Ministry

Kelly joined the Fairview staff in January 2017 as an assistant in the Music Ministry. She is married to Robert and they have two children Elizabeth and Laurel.

Angel Yarbrough
Children's Ministries Assistant

Angel joined the Fairview team in July 2017 as an Administrative Assistant to the Children's Director. Angel served as a teacher in the Fairview CDC for many years. Sheand her husband Sonny were married in 1996 and are the parentsl of Luke and Logan. 

Lynn Pope
Extended Sessions Coordinator
Lynn has been on staff since 1997 working with Extended Session as well as teaching preschoolers in the Child Development Center. She is married to Brooks Pope and they have two children, Abbey and Nathaniel.
They live in the New Hope community.
Melody Adams
Director, Child Development Center
Melody joined the Fairview staff in 1995 as the Director for the Child Development Center.
She is married to Robert and they have 2 children, Kelsey attends Mississippi State University and Kaden attends East Mississippi Community College.
Kelley Ward
Ministry Assistant: Pastor, Associate Pastor

Kelley joined the Fairview staff in 2006 as Ministry Assistant to the Pastor and Associate Pastor. She is married to Josh.
They have 2 children, Gunner and Shiloh.

Angela Tate
Financial Assistant
Business Manager

Angela joined the Fairview staff in January 2007. She is married to Bradley Tate and they have 1 son, Tucker.

Jessica Burns
Minstry Assistant: Family/College/Youth

Jessica joined the Fairview staff in 2005. She is married to Jonathan Burns. They are parents to 2 children, Holden and Briley Kate.