We, the faith family of Fair River, are called to be like a river flowing with constant movement, ever changing, but strengthened by the current.
Worshipping God, Serving Others, Growing Together
Each member of the Church, having been spiritually born again by the grace of God through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary, in accordance with Ephesians 2:8-9 and Romans 5:8-9, and baptized into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit, in accordance with 1Corinthians 12:12-27, do fervently seek to acomplish the good works for which we have been created so says Ephesians 2:10.
We affirm the Holy Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God and is the basis for our beliefs. This Church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000. We voluntarily band ourselves together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to lost mankind and to minister to all people. The ordinances of the Church are Believer's Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
Alone and at home, we agree to maintain family and personal devotions, to study diligently the Word of God, to spiritually educate our children and to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.
Before the world, we agree to walk carefully, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, Christ-like in our conduct and to abstain from all practices that would hinder our efforts to passionately advance the Kingdom of our Savior.
We agree to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, to the support of a faithful and evangelical ministry among us, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
(Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15)
We agree by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrine.
(John 14:16-17, 26 & Romans 8:14)
FRBC is located in the east side of Lincoln County just north of Hwy 84.
Our community is closely bound by families and friendships.
FRBC is part of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Mississippi Baptist Convention, and also the Lincoln County Baptist Association.
FRBC has been a light for the Gospel for over 200 years.
We strive to accomplish the following objectives: worship, service, evangelism, discipleship, and fellowship.
We seek to WORSHIP. Through music, message, and lifestyle, we seek to be a worshipping fellowship, as seen in Psalm 2:11, experiencing an awareness of God, the power of His presence, recognizing His person, and responding in obedience to His leadership.
We seek to SERVE. Recognizing that God has given each believer at least one primary spiritual gift, we seek to exercise these gifts accordingly (Romans 12:6-8). Our desire is to develop and utilize ministries to impact the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual realms of each person with whom we come in contact.
We seek to EVANGELIZE. Recognizing that it is not God's will that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9; John 3:16), we seek to be obedient to the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, (Matthew 28:19-20) by sharing the gospel in our community and to the uttermost parts of the world as God gives opportunity.
We seek to DISCIPLE. Recognizing that every Christian is expected to grow in their faith (1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18), we seek to also be obedient to the discipleship aspect of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) by developing mature Christians who are, in turn, reproducing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ whose purpose is to be Christ-like in every aspect of their personality, possessions, and daily living, completely surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ (Romans 12:1-2).
We seek to FELLOWSHIP. Our desire is to develop a church family whose focus is to live in close fellowship with the Heavenly Father, in peaceful harmony with fellow believers, and who lovingly share in all things as each has need (Acts 4:32).
MEET OUR PASTOR
Dr. Woody Rimes
Pastor Woody has been Fair River's Lead Pastor since January 2021. For 33 years, he served at several churches as senior pastor. Pastor Woody joined King’s Daughter Medical Center team in 2018 as the hospital's chaplain. He is also an adjunct instructor for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he teaches continuing education classes. Serving alongside of him in the ministry is his wife, Julíe. Woody and Julíe have been married for 39 years and have 5 children. They are better known as “LaliePop” by their 9
MEET OUR YOUTH PASTOR
Bro. Tim Johnson
Bro. Tim and his wife Tammy have been serving here at Fair River since April of 2014. He is delighted that God has allowed him to be a part of such a wonderful fellowship.
Bro. Tim met his wife, Tammy, while touring with Life Action Ministries. They, as a team, work with students here at Fair River Baptist Church. God has laid a special calling on Bro. Tim's life for young people. He loves being able to see the progression of a student's life.
MEET OUR SECRETARY
Michelle began serving at Fair River in August of 2022.
She has four kids, Georgia, Maggie, Sadie, and Eli that keep her occupied. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family. She grew up in the Wellman area and is a graduate of Enterprise, Co-Lin, and William Carey. Michelle feels she is blessed to be at Fair River and looks forward to serving here.