Our Mission

The overall mission of Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church is defined by Jesus in his final words to the Twelve, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).

2017 Mission and Structure

What We Believe

As we seek to “make disciples,” we also seek to “become disciples” growing in our faith and service with each new day. Therefore, we dedicate ourselves to disciplines and practices of the Christian life.

What To Expect

Worship is a primary entry point into the life of our congregation. We seek to offer a setting where God’s divine presence is experienced through music, Scriptures, preaching, and prayers. Each Sunday we hold two traditional services at 8:15 and 11:00 a.m. Our traditional worship follows a general, historical order with elements and acts of worship that would be familiar to many persons. At the traditional worship, Holy Communion is served on the first
Sunday of each month.

At 9:30 a.m. each Sunday we hold a blended worship, known as Sacred Encounters, which offers a more informal style of worship and music, using many contemporary “praise” hymns. The music for Sacred Encounters is led by Marty Gibson, our Director of Music Ministries, and our praise team known as “REVƎLATION.” At Sacred Encounters, Holy Communion is served each week. From May through September, our Sacred Encounters service meets outside in the Pavilion behind the church. Dress is casual.

Immediately following worship services, everyone is invited to attend an informal gathering in the Fellowship Hall to share in coffee, cookies and fellowship.

Our Ministry Leaders

REV. JAY ARCHER
REV. JAY ARCHERSENIOR PASTOR
Reverend Jay Archer was appointed to Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church in July of 2013.
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REV. MOSES HAN
REV. MOSES HANASSOCIATE PASTOR
Moses was appointed to Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church as the Associate Pastor in June 2014.
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NANCY WINN
NANCY WINNCHURCH ADMINISTRATOR
Nancy spent most of her career around Boston, working at various Harvard Medical Institutions.
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MARTY GIBSON
MARTY GIBSONDIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
Marty served as Choral Director at Cumberland County H.S. before joining us at the church.
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NORM ANDERSON
NORM ANDERSONDIRECTOR OFASSIMILATION
Norm and his wife Linda moved to Fairfield Glade in 2009 from Brentwood, Tennessee.
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PAULETTE RICHARDSON
PAULETTE RICHARDSONDIRECTOR OF PROGRAM MINISTRIES
Paulette has been involved in Christian education for 30 years and been on over 50 mission trips.
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ANNETTA DECK
ANNETTA DECKPIANIST / KEYBOARD
Since 2006, Annetta has resided in Crossville where she enjoys teaching private piano lessons to students of all ages.
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MARY ELLEN FROEHLICH
MARY ELLEN FROEHLICHSECRETARY
Mary Ellen and her husband, Ed, relocated to Fairfield Glade in 2006.
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TOM JASUNIS
TOM JASUNISSEXTON
Tom was born in Long Island, NY. He married his wife, Francine in 1980. They love animals and share their home with two collies, a cat and an African Grey parrot.
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RUTH KMIEC
RUTH KMIECSECRETARY / NURSERY ATTENDANT
Ruth works part-time as one of the secretaries in the church office. She and her husband, Julian, are originally from New Jersey.
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SHIRLEY O'CONNOR
SHIRLEY O'CONNORORGANIST
Shirley began studying piano in Saginaw, MI, at the age of 5. At 16, she began the study of organ with Rudolph Puhlman. Later, she received a scholarship to Michigan State University.
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DON MILLS
DON MILLSCUSTODIAN
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DAVID GATES
DAVID GATESCUSTODIAN
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JOYCE STACKHOUSE
JOYCE STACKHOUSECOMMUNICATIONS & WEBSITE
Joyce and her husband, Bob, moved to Fairfield Glade in 2006 from Michigan. Joyce ran her own computer training/services company there for ten years.
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Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me