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 Jason Richardson & Janelle

Youth Pastor


Pastor Jerry Godfrey & Heidie

Associate Pastor