Our Staff

Senior Pastor - Rev. Terry Bowden

Pastor Terry came to us in September of 2008 and has been working hard ever since then to see our Church be the best that it can be.  He brings more than 35 years of ministry experience to the Fairlawn Church of God and has implemented some powerful ministries during his short time.  He has a BA in Christian Education from Lee University and has been blessed with three children and six beautiful grandchildren during his more than 40 years of marriage to his lovely wife, Mary Lou.

Interesting Facts – Pastor Terry is an avid golfer and a great musician, playing both the piano and the trumpet.  He also loves spending time at Myrtle Beach with his extended family.

Secretary - Jackie Payne

Jackie has been saved for more than 45 years and has been involved in active ministry for more than 15 years here at the Fairlawn Church of God.  Not only does Jackie serve as our church secretary/treasurer, but she is also the co-director of our annual Easter Drama, “The Glory of His Resurrection.”  Her vision for this ministry has driven it for more than 15 years and has seen hundreds of lives changed and transformed.  She is married to Darrell Payne, also co-director, and has 2 wonderful children and 6 beautiful grandchildren.

Interesting Facts – Jackie lives on Claytor Lake and enjoys past times with her family out on their boat.  She loves the book of Ruth and is a huge fan of VT.

Associate Pastor/Minister of Music - Rev. Marcus Harrison

Marcus has attended the Fairlawn Church of God his entire life.  He was even dedicated to the Lord as a baby behind the church’s pulpit by a former pastor.  He has been the full time Minister of Music since 2000 and has seen the release of the first ever Praise and Worship album featuring the Sanctuary Choir.  He has a BA in Theology from Revelation Message Bible College and is actively pursuing a Master's Degree from Jacksonville Theological Seminary.  He was married to Alicia Harrison in 2005 and they were blessed with their first child, Zoe Noelle, in December of 2011.

Interesting Facts – Marcus’ favorite hobby is raising tropical fish.  He has some that are more than 10 years old. He loves eating at Olive Garden and his style is highly influenced by black gospel music.

Youth Pastor - Alicia Harrison

Alicia has attended the Fairlawn Church of God from a very young age.  She has been saved for more than 15 years and actively involved in ministry for more than 10 years.  She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashworth College and is the director of her own in-home day care.  She has been married to our Minister of Music since 2005 and they were blessed with their first child, Zoe Noelle, in December of 2011.

Interesting Facts – Alicia’s favorite color is pink and her favorite movie is Father of the Bride.  She loves vacationing at the beach or anywhere on a cruise ship.

Women's Ministry Director - Rev. Joni Shelor

Joni has been saved for more than 35 years and has attended the Fairlawn Church of God for more than 12 years.  She has headed up our Women’s Ministry for the past 8 years and truly has a heart for being a woman of the end time harvest.  She has been married to Jack Shelor for more than 30 years and has been blessed with 3 wonderful children and 2 beautiful grandchildren.

Interesting Facts – Her new favorite movie is Blind Side and her favorite past time is reading.  She also loves spending time in the mountains, during the Fall, with “Poppie Jack.”

Men's Ministry Director - Rev. Mose Hodge

Mose has attended the Fairlawn Church of God since 2006 and has been actively involved in ministry since 1991. He served as Senior Pastor of two local congregations under the International Pentecostal Holiness Church denomination. He has been married to Lareasa Hodge for the past 25 years and together they founded "Truth Be Known Ministries." They are PROUD parents of their Yorkshire Terrier, Zackry Hodge, who has no idea he is a part of the D-O-G community! 

Interesting Facts – Mose thoroughly enjoys hunting, fishing, and drag racing. He is also exceptionally talented at fixing old lawn mowers. In addition to Zackry, they also have one yellow lab and two cats.

Senior Adult's Ministry Director - Mary Kate Kidd

Mary Kate is a charter member of the Fairlawn Church of God since 1972.  She has been saved for more than 50 years and has been actively involved in ministry for more than 45 years.  She graduated as a Medical Technologist from the Pulaski Hospital School of Medical Technology.  She is married to Donald Kidd and has been blessed with 2 children and 4 beautiful grandchildren.

Interesting Facts – Mary Kate enjoys spending time with her family at their condo in Myrtle Beach and enjoys the senior trips they plan throughout the year to such places at Shatley Springs, Lancaster, PA, and more.

C.E. Director/Kidz Church Director- Tina Young

Tina has been saved for more than 14 years and has been actively involved in ministry since 2005. She has a heart for kids and wants them to strive to do BIG things and impact their world. She believes they are more than the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today! She has a BS in Media Studies from Radford University and has been blessed with 3 beautiful children during her more than 5 years of marriage to her loving husband, David Young.


Interesting Facts - Tina loves comedies and spending time with her family and friends playing games. She loves classic rock and current christian rock groups and her favorite place to vacation is Maui!

Sunday School Superintendent - Larry Haulman

Larry has been attending the Fairlawn Church of God for more than 30 years and was saved at our church early on.  He grew up near Chambersburg, PA and has 2 wonderful children, 4 beautiful grandchildren, and 1 great grandson.  After the passing of his first wife, Larry met a wonderful, Godly woman named Janice LaForce.  They have been married since 2005 and Larry has been blessed with an extended family of 2 more children and 2 more grandchildren. 

Interesting Facts – Larry’s favorite NFL team is the Steelers and his favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse.  He loves vacationing in the Smoky Mountains and his favorite movie is Facing the Giants.

Celebrate Recovery Director - Rev. Verna DiMaio

Verna has been an Ordained Minister for more than 15 years and an active Bible teacher for more than 35 years.  She has been saved for more than 35 years and has been attending the Fairlawn Church of God since 2006.  She received her BA in counseling from Old Dominion University and will use that knowledge and expertise in leading her current ministry.  She has been married for more than 40 years to Joseph DiMaio and they have been blessed with 5 wonderful children and 4 beautiful grandchildren.

Interesting Facts - Verna’s favorite past time is reading and her favorite Scriptures are Gal 5:1 and Psalms 18:30.  Her favorite color is fuchsia and she loves to eat at Golden Corral.