July 2019

New Pastor, Randall Emmert

My name is Paul Randall Emmert and I go by Randall.  I’m originally from Bristol but being a preacher’s kid (pk) we moved a lot from South West Va., Sullivan County, Washington County and Greene County.  I graduated high school at West Greene then Emory University at Candler School of theology and Hiwassee.  I am married to Mitzi Hicks Emmert and we have one daughter, Paula.  We have three grandsons, Garrett, Grayson, and Grantley Reynolds.  Mitzi and I have been married for 37 years.

One of my interests is riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle; twisting down a back road can really blow out the cobwebs and clear my mind.  My favorite interest is my calling into the ministry.  I love serving God and His people.  I am so excited about my new appointment at Fairview United Methodist Church.  My official date to begin my ministry there is July 1st, and first sermon July 7th.  I have met several people from Fairview and Mitzi and I have been truly welcomed with the love of Christ.  I’m truly blessed with my new appointment and can’t wait to get started.

I want to invite everyone to come to Fairview United Methodist Church and experience God’s love as I have.  If you don’t have a home church, come; if it’s been a long time since you have been to church, come.  I want to invite anyone searching for a church to come and receive a blessing as we receive a blessing by your presence.

God Bless You!


Fairview Youth “On A Mission”

Fairview Youth and Leaders left July 1 for a week-long mission trip to Lexington County, SC.  The project there was to help clean up and repair after severe storms and flooding.  Youth and Leaders from Fairview were Zula Young, Laura Powell, Caitlynne Cooper, James Franklin, Angie Owens, Taylor Baily, Erica Kincer, Pete Sokol, and Joe Greene.


On Sunday, July 28th, Joe and the youth told us about the work they did in the HOT South Caroline climate, and some of the children they met who are less fortunate than our youth. Joe teaches compassion to his youth, and it was very evident that they have learned it well.


Welcome Luncheon for Pastor Randall, Mitzi, and family

Fairview welcomed new pastor, Randall Emmert, his wife Mitzi, and their family with a covered dish luncheon after worship on June 21. Randall and his family were introduced to the delicious food that Fairview’s cooks dish out, and the warm and gracious hospitality of the church.