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The History of Fairview Baptist Church in
Kokomo, In

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Rev. Dr.Mickey C. Hart B.TH.MTH.D.D.
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Fairview Baptist Church
      50th Anniversary
        April 14th,1957
 Fairview Baptist church was constituted on April 14,1957 by Rev.Dr.Mickey C. Hart.The Church was first located at 412 E Monroe St, Kokomo.Rev Melvin Eller was ordained as pastor on April 14,1957.The organizing council of Deacons who witnessed the organization of Fairview Baptist Church were Rev. Mills and Rev. Brooks from Kokomo Missionary baptist Church and Rev. Carr Pastor of Second Missionary baptist Church.Rev Brooks moderated the proceedings.
                   The Church moved to 2108 E Vaile Ave in 1959.The property was first purchased by Rev. Melvin Eller,and was transferred to the church on March 26th 1962.Fairviev held their 1st church services in the new building  Nov 11,1962. On Jan 26,1975 Fairview bought one acre of land north of the church under the church leadership of Graden Sears then pastor of Fairview Church.
                     Charter Members of Fairview Baptist Church Are as Follows:
        Rev. Dr. Mickey C.Hart and Maggie Hart
        Rev. Marvin Eller and Marie Eller
        Rev. Earl Hounchell and Juanita Hounchell
        Rev. John Gilbert
        Sister Margaret Patrick
        Sister Cora Hinkle
Rev. Melvin Eller was called as our first pastor from 1957 until 1968
 
           Fairview Church,Mother Church, was Kokomo Missionary Baptist Church,was formerly First Southern Baptist Church of Kokomo,Indiana. It was constituted with 9 members
on June 14th,1952.The Organizing council was the moderator of the Eastern Missionary Baptist Association and C.E.Wiley was the moderator.First Southern was organized by the Rev. Mickey Hart of Kokomo,In.
         The Sunday School Rooms were built on the Church in 1965.The Fellowship Hall was built under Rev.Graden Sears in 1974.The acre of land was purchased in 1975 under Bro. Sears
            The Pastors of Fairview were:
                       Rev. Melvin Eller
                        Rev. Edward Long
                        Rev. Thomas Walker
                        Rev. J. Cook
                        Rev. Kerman Goins
                        Rev. Graden Sears
                        Rev. Max Goodson
                        Rev. Gary Richmond
                        Rev. Allen Wilborn
                        Rev. Don Lambert
                        Rev. Curtis Southwood
                        Rev. Steve R. Sherwood