Pastor Doug Elders - Senior Pastor
Pastor Doug and his wife, Kay Lynn, were married in 1984. They have two grown sons and the best granddaughter ever!
He transitioned to pastoral ministry in 1995 after an 8-year career as a chemical/environmental engineer. He earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Prior to coming to Fairfield Glade he served as the senior pastor in a church in Wyoming, two churches in Missouri, and as an ESL teacher in Russia. Dr. Elders serves on the mission field whenever he gets the opportunity. He encourages the church’s involvement in hands-on ministry and missions. Those are frequent themes in his preaching and teaching. That includes leading the church to leave the comforts of its own surroundings to serve locally and globally in an Acts 1:8 way.
Doug and Kay Lynn enjoy hiking, visiting National Parks, and meeting bears (well, maybe not so much meeting bears!) Doug also enjoys hunting, fishing and playing basketball.
Jon Jones - Associate Pastor
Pastor Jon and Adriene have been married for 8 years. They have two children Jamie (5) and Jolynne (3). For the last five years they have been foster parents to numerous children and helped share God's love with the children and parents.
Pastor Jon graduated from North Greenville University with a BA in Christian Studies. He then went to New Orleans Baptist Seminary and earned a MDiv with a specialization in Counseling. He also served in the S.C. and L.A. Army National Guard.
Pastor Jon is passionate about people and serving the Lord. He has served at two churches with a primary emphasis on students and their families. Pastor Jon became a Christian as a teenager and understands the importance of students having someone in their lives. For him, it was his grandmother who he went to live with as a teenager after losing his mother. He loves working with students and helping them grow as disciples and servants.
Pastor Jon and his family love the outdoors. They enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, and geocaching. When not outdoors, they enjoy playing board games and cooking. They love meeting new people and hearing their stories.
Josh Squire - Music and Adult Ministry Associate
Josh and Kaysee have been married for 9 years. They have one baby boy, Harrison. They also have three little dogs: Molly, Sadie, and Waffles.
Josh graduated from the University of TN, Knoxville with a Bachelor’s in Music Education. He was a High/Middle School Band Director for 12 years in the public school systems in Cumberland County and Brantley County (GA).
Josh is passionate about helping people encounter God through worship, through the study of His Word, and through community with the Body of Christ.
Josh enjoys music, sports, and comedy. He loves to spend time with his wife and baby boy.