Fairfield Baptist Church
Monday, October 02, 2023



Pastor J. Mark Walton
Characteristics of a Minister
"Here is a trustworthy saying. If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgement as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap." 1 Timothy 3:1-7
About Our Pastor

Brother Mark has been the Pastor of Fairfield Baptist Church since Oct. 15, 1989. He came to us from Memphis, TN, where he was born and raised. He attended Mid-South Bible College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and also has attended Mid-American Baptist Seminary and Southern Seminary working toward a Master of Divinity. Brother Mark is married to Lynda, a Registered Nurse, from Hohenwald, TN. They have three children: Christina, Amanda, and Zachary. They also have six grandchildren.