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Kyle Neal

Kyle Neal has been the Senior Pastor at Fairlawn since April 2022. He and his wife Kristin have four full-time blessings of God: Clare, Gracelynn, Brady, and Kobey. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Bluefield College, and Master of Divinity from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Fairlawn, Kyle served as an Associate/Youth Pastor for ten years in Princeton, WV.

Rick Morgan

Rick Morgan is our Associate Pastor of Worship and Prayer. As a child, he was there for the beginning of a mission called Fairlawn Baptist Chapel, which later grew to become Fairlawn Baptist Church. Rick leads the Sunday morning praise team, directs the choir, and leads the Wednesday night Bible Study/Prayer Service. Rick earned his degree from Alderson Broaddus College in music education. He lives with his wife, Julie. They have a daughter, Jaylyne, who now resides in Morgantown.


Ben Carmichael

Ben Carmichael leads our children’s ministry for students in Kindergarten through 5th grades, known as PrayStation. Ben writes the skits, designs the sets, and sets the schedule, along with his PrayStation team. He has a passion for helping kids learn about Jesus and God’s plan for their lives. Ben lives with his wife, Alisha, and their children, Logan and Leah.

Mark Welch

Mark, our Associate Pastor of Youth and Families, and his wife Amber lead our HAVOC Student Ministries. Mark is also a Deacon here at Fairlawn. They have two kids of their own, Cooper and Harper, but treat every student they have as their own as well. They have a heart for serving God through teaching students. They are a blessing to the Fairlawn Family and they will be with your family as well.

Angie Thompson is our Fairlawn Christian Academy Preschool Director. She has been a part of FCA since 2000 and the director since 2017. Her husband Kevin, their daughter Laura and son Ryan have grown together in the Lord as a part of Fairlawn. She has a true heart for kids and loves to help them learn of the Lord and the skills needed to excel at school.

Trisha Goff is our Financial Secretary. She has been a teacher at our Fairlawn Christian Academy for several years. She stepped into this new role in May of 2020. Her care for people and her willingness to step out in faith will serve her well in this new environment. She is happily married to her husband Mike and they have three girls, Addison, Alaina and Olivia. Stop by introduce yourself and welcome her and her family.

Holly Dawson - Administrative Assistant

Holly has served as the Administrative Assistant since 2018. She handles all the administrative duties and maintains the busy church calendar. She really enjoys serving in church ministry alongside her husband, Chris, and sons Reese and Denver. If she can help you in any way, please contact the church office and she will be glad to help.

Selena Knight - Custodian

Selena has served as the Custodian since 2017. She loves serving the church by keeping things straight around here. She has a great heart and loves the family of God here at Fairlawn. If she can help you in any way, she will be glad to.