Meet Our Ministers
William “Butch” Gastfield
Preaching Minister

    Butch and his wife DeDe have been married over 41 years; have 3 married children, and 3 grandchildren.  Butch is especially excited to serve at Fairway, a church he assisted in planting in 1999.  He started on staff as the Associate Minister of Involvement and Outreach and in October of 2020, he was called to become Fairway’s new Preaching Minister.

    Butch is a Veteran having served in the USAF.  He was called out of the military into the ministry in 1983.  Butch holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Preaching from Florida Christian College (now Johnson University Florida) and has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from PBA.  He has served in the Preaching Ministry for over 30 years.

Michael Coppock
Associate Minister of Worship
Michael received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music and Christian Education from Johnson University and his Master of Arts in Music Education from Jacksonville University.  He was ordained into ministry by Journey Christian Church in Apopka, FL.  Over the next 30+ years, Michael served several churches in Virginia, Alabama and Florida.
He has performed vocally at numerous Christian conventions and musical productions.  He has a vast experience in leading both contemporary and traditional worship, as well as, several musical groups and instruments.
Michael says his family is his life!  He and his wife Vicki were married in 1984, and Vicki recently retired from her career in teaching.  They have 3 children: 2 grown daughters, one son, Jordan, who lives at home, and 1 adorable grandson, Noah.

                                          Robert “Bob” Harris                                                 Associate Minister of Pastoral Care

Bob was born in central Virginia and spent most of his early years there. He and Kathy were high school sweethearts and will be married 45 years in November. They have two married sons, five granddaughters and one grandson. Bob and Kathy moved to the Villages in June 2016 and discovered Fairway Christian Church. They became members in January 2017. Both Bob and Kathy enjoy our church services and both have felt inspired, welcomed and loved here at Fairway.

     Bob received his undergraduate and master’s degree in business which served him well in his first career. He received a second master’s degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling. He was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 2010 and served six years as a Pastoral Counselor and Care Ministry Director at Cedar Creek Church in Aiken, SC.  Bob considers his second career and his current work as a servant of God to be proof that we spend a lifetime being shaped by God to do the work He sent us here to do. (Jeremiah 29:11) “For I know the plans I have for you…..”

                                         Gary Serago                                                Associate Minister of  Missions and Outreach
    Born in Salem, Ohio, Gary was baptized at the Lake Mount Church of Christ on March 2, 1975.    He graduated from Eastern Christian College June 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies.  He went on to graduate from Cincinnati Bible Seminary in 1991 with a Master’s Degree in Practical Ministries.
      He served as the Sr. Minister of First Christian Church of Glen Burnie, MD from 1983-2002.  He served as an Associate Minister with Christ’s Church of the Valley, Peoria, AZ from 2003-2012.  He served as Sr. Minister at The Lord’s Church of Prescott, AZ from 2012-2014.  He was Interim Minister at Montpelier Church of Christ, Montpelier, OH from April 2017-July 2018.  
     Gary and Barbara were married in May 2005.  They bought their house in The Villages in August 2018 and moved here full-time in July 2020.  
     Before he entered the ministry, he worked as a Union Boilermaker for 8 years.  
     Gary likes to play Pickleball and golf.  He’s pretty sure golf doesn’t like him.  He enjoys swimming and riding his Harley.  
     Gary has a website if you are interested in receiving a weekly devotional.  He loves serving the Lord and teaching His Word.
Fairway’s Staff
James Wilson
Church Administrator
Pat Hudy
Financial Secretary
Leigh Ann Johnsey
Office Manager
Jeanne Chairez
Administrative Assistant
Mary Fancher
Bob Naramore
Maintenance Supervisor