Meet Our Staff

Dr. Bill Sherman, Pastor
Dr. Bill Sherman is our pastor. He is a native Texan. Dr. Sherman pastored churches in Texas and Oklahoma before serving Woodmont Baptist Church in Nashville for 30 years. He has served as pastor of First Baptist Church since 2001. He is a graduate of Baylor University and received a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology degrees from Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Dr. Sherman and his wife Veta have three children and six grandchildren.
John Bledsoe, Minister of Music
John, a native of Fairview, and his family have been active members at First Baptist since 1992. He was called to serve a Minister of Music in 2004. In this role he plans the music for the worship services, leads the adult and children’s choirs and works with other musical groups in the church. John is a graduate of Belmont University with a degree in Music Business. He and his wife Lisa have three sons.
Brad Coleman, Interim Youth Minister
Brad has lived in Fairview most of his life and became a member of First Baptist Church in 1989. He has been serving with the youth ministry at First Baptist since 2005. Brad and his wife Carrie have two children.
Lois Shelton, Ministry Assistant
Lois serves in a variety of administrative roles in the church office. Lois and her husband Dean have been members of First Baptist since 1974 . She has served as Ministry Assistant since 1992.  They have three daughters and 3 grandchildren.
Darla Mangrum, Financial Secretary
Darla serves in the church office with all areas related to finance. She and her family are members at First Baptist.  Darla and her husband, Jeff, have a son, Tyler, and a daughter Reese. 
Jamie Gillette, Weekday Preschool Director
Jamie and her family are members of First Baptist, Fairview. She began teaching in the weekday preschool at First Baptist in 2000 and was hired as director in August 2010. Jamie and her husband Steven have three sons.