The grand opening of the Fairview Baptist Church’s new educational facility was held on Sunday, Aug. 4. Community leaders, contractors, and friends of the ministry joined the church family to dedicate the 37,000-square-foot building. The facility will house Fairview Christian Academy, as well as multiple facets of the church ministry, including a chapel, fellowship hall, gym, and Spanish church. The building has been under construction for more than two years while the church moved several of its ministries to rented facilities. The new facility will allow the expansion of Fairview Christian Academy and preschool. The building was named the Scallions Educational Center in honor of Dr. Jack Scallions, pastor emeritus of Fairview Baptist Church and founder of Fairview Christian Academy and Camp Fairview. Scallions is shown here with his wife, Paulette, next to the dedication plaque.