Our Pastor

Mary Fair-Matthews has been a member of Second Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan since 2009. She serves as Associate Minister and Sunday School Teacher. She served as the Director of Christian Education from 2010 – 2016.

Mary has been active in American Baptist Churches of Michigan serving in the following capacities: Immediate Past President (2016 – 2015); President and Executive Committee Member (2015– 2014); Vice President (2014 – 2013) and member of the Administrative Committee (2013 – 2009). Mary has also served as pulpit supply and shared the Word of God in churches throughout the state of Michigan.

Mary completed the American Baptist Churches of Michigan Ministry Leadership Institute in February 2017 and was awarded a Certified Lay Pastor Certificate.

Mary is presently Senior Corporate Counsel and Director of Ethics and Compliance at the Kellogg Company. She received a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology/Management from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi.

She is a member of the Michigan Bar Association and has been a member of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan, American Bar Association, Wolverine Bar Association, and the National Employment Law Council. She is also admitted to practice before the Sixth Circuit.

Mary and her husband, Reginald, reside in Battle Creek, Michigan and have one son, Reginald, Jr.