The staff and leadership here at Fairhaven is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott and his wife Edna Faye came to Fairhaven in 2012. They have five grown children each pursuing careers and working in various fields. Scott and Edna graduated from Samford University in 1983 and were married in 1984. Ministry led them to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where Scott earned his Master of Divinity degree. Pastoral ministry has been in their lives since 1987.
“The privilege of being a pastor has been fulfilling and challenging across 33 years. The joy in it lies in the lives transformed through the power of a relationship with Jesus Christ”
"We have been privileged to meet some of God’s choicest servants within the churches we have served and look forward to continuing to make eternal friends here in Demopolis."
In 1989, Darren surrendered into the ministry and was licensed by Fairhaven Baptist Church. God has blessed his ministry by allowing him to serve in churches in Alabama and Florida. After serving for 33 years in the ministry, Darren and Gina returned home to Fairhaven Baptist Church in 2021 where it all began.
He has a heart of service and loves people. As worship pastor, Darren believes that it is his responsibility to help lead others in worship. True worship has several major components, as described in Romans 12:1-2. First, the motivation to worship, Second, the manner of worship, Third, the worship of renewing our minds and forth, worship must be God-centered. The purpose of worship is not to produce an emotional experience, but to acknowledge God’s singular worthiness to be worshipped.
In his spare time Darren enjoys hunting and being involved in the community where God has called Him to serve. Darren and Gina have three children, Jessica (Ben) McLeod, Joshua (Farrah) Williams, Jacob (Caitlin) Williams, and five wonderful grandchildren.
One of Darren’s favorite scriptures is Psalm 150:6, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
Tyler has been at Fairhaven serving as student pastor since December 2013. He holds a Bachelors in European, Asian, and African history from Troy University and a Masters of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School, Samford University. His desire is to disciple young people in order to equip them for ministry now in their homes and schools as well as in the future, whether that be in vocational ministry, lay ministry, or serving Jesus in their workplaces.
He also works with Fairhaven's domestic and global mission partners to plan short-term ministry trips while serving on the Board of Directors for Let My People Go, a non-profit which equips churches to combat human trafficking by caring for the vulnerable in their communities.
Tyler is married to Jenna and together they have 3 children: John, Avie, and Tessa (who passed away in 2019).
Tyler’s favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 5:21: “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Cindy has been ministering to children and families in some capacity since graduating from Southern Arkansas University. She has worked as a special needs and preschool teacher as well as a medical social worker. Prior to becoming children's director, Cindy served through VBS, mission programs, children's choir, and Sunday school.
She believes that children are our responsibility whether they are in our home, our community, or thousands of miles away. Children’s ministry is more than teaching Bible stories and passing out animal crackers. It is teaching kids to have a relationship with God Monday through Saturday, not just an encounter on Sunday.
Cindy and her husband Larry have been married since 1986. They have three boys: Brandon, Nathan and Noah. Her favorite scripture is Zepheniah 3:17.
Sharon has served at Fairhaven since 2001. From 2001-2013 she was the Administrative Assistant. She became the Financial Administrator in 2014. Although these were/are her title she feels as though this is a ministry rather than a job. ‘I see this as an opportunity to share the love of Jesus as many people come in & out of the office. We listen, pray, laugh, cry, and share what He has done in our own lives with those who come by.
Sharon and her husband Steve have been married since 1980. They have three children: Jamey (Michalle), Bridget and Matthew. They also have two grandsons: Patrick Clark & Andy.
Favorite Scripture ~ Philippians 4:13 ~ “I can do ALL things through Him who gives me strength.”