Our History

Preaching the Gospel since 1847

Though the building has changed • The Gospel has not changed

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – Romans 10:17

The history of New Fairview Baptist Church spans for more than a century and a half. We are continually researching the history of NFBC and will make our research available as it is verified.

If you have any documents or anecdotes concerning the early history of NFBC please contact me at john@newfairviewbaptist.com

According to extant records New Fairview Baptist Church was formed in 1847. The original church was called Poplar Creek Baptist Church and was an arm of the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. The church was reorganized on the “Sabbath following the 4th Saturday in September 1857" At the time of reorganization the name was changed to “New Fairview Baptist Church”.

The first pastor of New Fairview Baptist Church was Rev. John Seiber of Roane County. He began pastoring the church in 1847. He was a circuit rider and was at the church only a couple times a month. His salary at that time was twenty five cents a day. Of course he was only paid on Sundays.