Pastor Matthew Herrell


aBout Our Pastor…

Matt & Crystal were married in the summer of 1994. They spent the next two years in Knoxville, TN as Matt finished his studies at The Crown College of the Bible. Upon completion of his studies, they moved to Atlanta, GA where they served for three and a half years as Youth Pastor under the ministry of Lou Rossi at Forrest Hills Baptist Church. During this time, their first two children, Madeline & Kyle, were born.

When Pastor Rossi returned to evangelism, the Herrell’s moved to Chilhowie, VA where they served as Assistant Pastor for the next ten years. It was during that time that their other two children, Lauren and Tanner were born. During those ten years, the ministries included youth, children, adult Sunday school, youth camps, and public school Bible programs.

In 2009, the Herrell’s answered God’s call to missions. They would spend the next 6 and a half years as missionaries to Peru, South America. The work in Peru involved church planting, children’s home work, and an English speaking youth group.

Upon their return from Peru, they served for one year as director of Shenandoah Haven for girl’s in Cleveland, TN as they sought the Lord’s direction for their future. During this time, they came in contact with Pastor Jack Scallions and the Fairview Baptist Church.

Matt became Assistant Pastor at Fairview in June of 2016. After serving in that role for one year, the church voted to make him co-pastor in November of 2017. One year later on November 18, 2018 the congregation moved to elect Pastor Herrell as the senior pastor of the Fairview Baptist Church.