About Camp Fairview

Camp Fairview is a 150-acre Christian camp located in the beautiful hills of East Tennessee near Athens. Several scheduled camps are offered during the summer season and the camp is made available to church groups throughout the year.

Camp Fairview started as a ministry of Fairview Baptist Church in 1974.  Since then, the camp has operated with the purpose of seeing souls won to Christ and Christians brought closer to Him.  Over the years, thousands of campers from our area have had the unique privilege of attending a Christian camp, and through that, the opportunity to respond to gospel preaching.

Fairview Baptist Church and Camp Fairview has always taken a strong biblical stand. For a copy of our articles of faith,  or for any other questions, please visit us at www.fairviewathens.org

Camp President


Pastor Matthew Herrell joined the staff of both the Fairview Baptist church and the Fairview Christian academy in the summer of 2016. Before this, he and his family had served in multiple capacities in many different places. Pastor Matt has a background in children’s, youth, and adult Sunday School classes, public school Bible programs, and youth ministries. He and his family also served for six years as missionaries to Peru, where he was involved in church planting, children’s homes, and an English speaking youth group. In November 2017, Pastor Matt became the co-pastor of the Fairview Baptist Church.

Pastor Matt and his wife, Crystal, have four children: Maddie, Kyle, Lauren, and Tanner. Two of them, Lauren and Tanner, are currently attending the academy. Pastor Matt graduated from the Crown College of the Bible in 1996.In November 2018, Dr. Jack Scallions was voted into the role of President and Pastor Emeritus. This promoted Pastor Matt to the roles of Senior Pastor and President of the academy. Among many of his roles and responsibilities. Pastor Herrell serves as the President of Camp Fairview.

Camp Director


Junior Camp Director

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Bro. Brown became assistant pastor at Fairview Baptist Church in January of 2019. After graduating from Crown College in Powell, TN, Bro. Brown and his wife, Jessica, served in children, youth, music and christian school ministry for a little over 2 years at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Helena, AL. Prior to his arrival at Fairview, he served as senior pastor of the church where he grew up, Five Forks Baptist Church, in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Austin and Jessica have two children, Abigail and Andrew. In addition to service as Director of Camp Fairview, Bro. Brown currently leads the youth and bus ministry at Fairview Baptist church and teaches Junior High Bible at Fairview Christian Academy

Mrs. Rebekah Jewell is a member of Fairview Baptist church where she faithfully serves in the children’s/Bus ministry. Mrs. Jewell directs our Junior camp and helps the remainder of the summer in various capacities at Camp Fairview.