Dr. Jon Akin
Senior Pastor

Jonathan has a BA from Boyce College, where he also taught preaching classes part time. He has received a PhD in Old Testament from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He works as a theological review editor for CrossBooks, a division of Lifeway and writes for Baptist21. Jonathan is married to Ashley, and they have two beautiful girls, Maddy and Emma Grace and a new baby boy, Judson.

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Devin Black
Associate Pastor of Worship

Devin earned a Bachelor of Music from Belmont University and a Master of Business Administration from Bethel University. Growing up in a music ministry family, he began leading worship at 17 and has since served in both lay and church staff capacities. Devin is married to Kailey, and together they have made middle Tennessee their home.

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Matthew Meridieth
Associate Pastor of Youth

Matthew graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis in Psychology and Sociology.  He was a Youth Ministry Intern for FBC Gallatin while in college. He married his wife Kristen in May of 2009. He joined the Fairview Church family in 2009, and began serving as the Associate Pastor of Youth in 2012.

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Becky Silvey
Children's Minister

After years of serving as a preschool teacher and Children’s Ministry assistant at Fairview Church, Becky Silvey is now serving as Preschool and Children’s Minister. Becky received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Belmont University in 1987. She spent many years as a home schooling, stay-at-home mom to her four great kids, Jacob, Gabriel, Aaron and Olivia.

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Kim Banks
Communication Administrator

Since joining the team in 2005, Kim has managed all the communication and design for Fairview.  She also assists with the Worship & Creative Arts and Student ministries.  She attended Tennessee Technological University.

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Stephen Lorance
Assistant to the Pastor

After serving Fairview as a summer intern Stephen came on full time staff as the Executive Assistant to the Pastor. Stephen earned his BA from Tennessee and an MDiv from Southern Seminary. He and his wife Rachel are natives of Middle Tennessee and are excited to be a part of the family at Fairview.

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Micah Fries
Associate Pastor of Teaching & Mission

Micah is a graduate of The Baptist College of Florida and Midwestern Seminary. He works as the Vice President of LifeWay Research, and also serves Fairview. Micah has previously served as a Senior Pastor, Youth Pastor and as a church planter in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Micah is married to Tracy and they have two daughters, Sarah Grace and Kessed Noel.

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