Our staff

  • Our pastor, oliver helsabeck

    Originally from Tobaccoville, North Carolina, Oliver has served United Methodist Churches in the Western North Carolina Conference since 1997. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University (Go Apps!) with a Bachelor of Science degree in English and minors in music and history. After teaching high school English for four years, Oliver followed his calling to be a pastor and entered Duke Divinity School, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. Oliver loves singing, writing, going to the movies, and running. He strives to encourage others with a servant heart, loves to preach, and brings a creative spirit into worship. Oliver is a proud dad of his talented daughter, Elizabeth, a freshman music performance major at Appalachian State University. 

  • our COORDINATOR OF youth and children's MINISTRIES, Carlyn bell

  • Our LAY LEADER, amy higgins


  • our administrative assistant, rae hicks

    Rae has been with Fairfield since November 2014.  She graduated from UNCG in 1995.  Rae is a lifelong member at Archdale UMC.  She has previous experience in office management, marketing, and meeting planning with the High Point CVB. Rae lives in Sophia with her husband Jeff, and her two children, Charlotte and Jack.  

  • our director of music, Jimmy miller

    Jimmy Miller comes to us with 20+ years of experience in leading worship and directing church choirs. He held his first Choir Director position at the age of 23 years old and has been involved in music within the church consistently since then. Jimmy graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Music Education.  He is very active in musical theater on the local level and has been cast in several productions with High Point Community Theatre over the last couple of years.  Jimmy has been married to his high school best friend and college sweetheart, Wendy, for 28 years. Wendy & Jimmy have two beautiful grown girls, Cassie and Kayla.

  • our pianist, Hazel TIpton