Our Staff Family
Dr. Breck Ladd
Our Pastor was born in 1971 and grew up the youngest of five children in Monticello, Mississippi. His family were not church goers. However, through some friends, he began attending Monticello Baptist Church in high school. Through hearing the Word taught and experiencing the love of Christ in the local church, Breck accepted Christ as a seventeen-year-old. As he grew in his walk as a student at Mississippi State, Breck discerned His call to full-time ministry.
Brother Breck has been the Senior Pastor at Fairview since August 2012 and seeks to serve for the glory of God and the good of others as a shepherd and equipper of God’s people. His ministry emphasizes building healthy families that stand out in the community (Deuteronomy 6:4-9), sharing truth and wisdom across generational lines for the sake of mutual maturity (Titus 2:1-6), and seeking opportunities for the church to “declare the Lord’s glory among the nations” (Psalm 96:3). Our Pastor believes that the church should fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) by living out the Great Commandments (Matthew 22:36-40).
Before coming to Fairview, Breck served as the Senior Pastor of Lakeside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama and as Executive Pastor of Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. He has also served churches in Poplarville, Brookhaven, and Gulfport, Mississippi.
Breck earned a Bachelors of Science from Mississippi State University in 1996. He completed his Masters of Divinity Degree in Biblical Languages in 2000 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2011, Breck completed the Doctor of Ministry at New Orleans as well.
Breck married Laura Bumagin in 1997, and they have three children, Philip (2000), Caleb (2003), and Julia (2007). His family seeks to honor the Lord through their service in the local church as disciples of Christ Jesus.
“In the same way, Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good work and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Minister of Music
Bro. Ken joined the Fairview staff in September of 2015. He is a graduate of Louisiana College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ken and his wife, Chris are the parents of three children: Ashley, Brandon and Andrew. They also have eight grandchildren.
“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.” Psalm 96:1-4
Dr. Larry Bradford
Minister of Instrumental Music
Bro. Larry re-joined the Fairview staff as Minister of Instrumental Music in July 2011. He is a graduate of Delta State University and the University of Alabama. He and his wife, Dena, were married on August 11, 1984 and have 3 children, Brittany, Blake and Brooke and 2 grandchildren.
“The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you, He will be with you. He will not fail or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deut. 31:8
Minister of 55+ and Missions
Bro.Tommy joined our staff in December 2003 as Minister of 55+ and Missions. He brings with him over 35 years of ministerial experience. He has served as Minister to Youth, Minister of Education, Minister of Music and Minister to Senior Adults in churches in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Tommy and his wife, Sherry were married in 1976 and have 2 children Rachel and Justin an 9 grandchildren. Bro. Tommy’s ministry is to establish a balanced program of activities to meet the needs and interests of people 55+.
“You are the salt of the earth, but if it has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” Matt 5:13
Minister of Education
Bro. Charles began his ministry at Fairview in December 2014 and has served churches in Alabama and Louisiana. He attended Auburn University (1990) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2005).
He enjoys the outdoors and keeping up with Ella (2005), Henry (2007), and Whitman’s (2011) activities and events. He and Laura Beth have been married since July 2000. Laura Beth is employed at New Hope Elementary School.
“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” James 1:19-20
Middle School Minister
Bro. David joined the Fairview staff as Associate Youth Minister in the summer of 2005. Bro. David graduated from Mississippi State University and Liberty University. He is married to Angie and they are parents to 3 children, Riley, Dylan and Breelyn.
“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and this let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-29
Director of Children's Ministries
Carla joined the Fairview staff in 2003 as Director of Childhood Ministries. She is married to Quintin. They have 2 children, Lauren and Dylan and 4 grandchildren.
Carla attended East Central Community College and Mississippi State University. Carla’s hobbies include reading, cooking and spending time with her family. Carla’s favorite part of her job is talking with parents and children about what it means to become a Christian.
“Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from Him.” Psalms 12:7
Children's Ministries Assistant
Angel joined the Fairview team in July 2017 as an Administrative Assistant to the Children’s Director. Angel served as a teacher in the Fairview CDC for many years. She and her husband Sonny were married in 1996 and are the parents of Luke and Logan.
Extended Sessions Coordinator
Lynn has been on staff since 1997 working with Extended Session as well as teaching preschoolers in the Child Development Center. She is married to Brooks Pope and they have two children, Abbey and Nathaniel. They live in the New Hope community.
Director, Child Development Center
Melody joined the Fairview staff in 1995 as the Director for the Child Development Center.
She is married to Robert and they have 2 children, Kelsey and Kaden and 4 grandchildren.
Ministry Associate for 55+, Worship & Media Ministries
Ministry Assistant: Pastor & Minister of Education
Kelley joined the Fairview staff in 2006 as Ministry Assistant to the Pastor and Associate Pastor. She is married to Josh.
They have 2 children, Gunner and Shiloh and 2 grandchildren.
Ministry Assistant | Student / Communications
Jessica joined the Fairview staff in 2005. She is married to Jonathan Burns.
They are parents to 2 children, Holden and Briley Kate.
Receptionist | Administrative Assistant to 55+ and Missions
Debbie is the Receptionist and Assistant to 55+ and Missions. She joined Fairview November 2014. She is married to Chris and they have 2 children, Savannh and Jacob and seven grandchildren.
Administrative Assistant to the Music Minister
Ann joined the Fairview Staff in January 2020 as an Administrative Assistant to the Music Minister. She is retired from Lowndes Co Schools where she served at New Hope Elementary as the Assistant Librarian. She has two children, Robert and Sara, and one granddaughter.
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