Meet Our Staff

Pastor Jim Lester & Ellen

Senior Pastor

I grew up in Port Angeles, Washington, number 4 of 8 children.  A friend invited me to church with him and I soon accepted Jesus Christ as my savior at the age of 10.

Through the Godly influence of my pastor and lay persons, I sensed a call to ministry and at the age of 11 I began to prepare my life’s calling.  I attended Seattle Pacific College and then entered the Air Force and served in South East Asia.

I returned to college and attended Pasadena College to finish my preparation for ministry.  I graduated in 1971 and in November was married to Ellen.  Soon afterwards we took a full time position as youth pastor.

Eventually, I sensed God’s calling to be a lead pastor and headed for Kansas City to attend seminary.  I have pastored churches in Missouri, Illinois, Idaho and Montana for the past 45 years.

I pastored Fairview originally as a transitional pastor from April 2010 to April 2012 and accepted the permanent position in August of 2016.

Pastor Nathan Hunter & Kendra & Paige

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jason Richardson & Janelle

Youth Pastor


Pastor Chris Peck

Music Pastor
E-mail Pastor Chris Peck

Chris is a Boise Idaho native with a passion for music, worship, and the development of young Christian leaders. Chris has been leading worship since a young age, was in NNU’s Covenant for 3 years, and is often seen around the Treasure Valley and Northwest leading worship at various functions.

Chris enjoys long walks on short beaches, short walks on long beaches, his dog Rocky, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and most of all: his wife grace.