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Rev. Stephanie Bishop, Installed Pastor

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My seminary journey began when I answered God’s call on my life in 2014and enrolled at Columbia Theological, graduating in 2017. I come to you beginning my fifth year in pastoral ministry and just finishing my first transitional role at a small, historic church in Lawrenceville, GA. Prior to my time at Fairview, I led the congregation of Smyrna Presbyterian in Conyers,GA, another church steeped in history in the Greater Atlanta Presbytery. I am eager to be a part of a place with a newer beginning and learning the ropes of Cherokee Presbytery.

Gloria Melton, Office Administrator

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On graduating from high school, Gloria started a career in banking. After 25 years, she retired from banking to become a stay-at-home mom until both children were in elementary school. She then returned to work as a Paraprofessional teacher at an elementary school for the next 18 years. After being retired again for 3 years, she decided it was time to pursue a part time career. She became the Administrative Assistant to Light of Hope in March of 2022 and has enjoyed using her gifts of secretarial and organizational skills for God’s kingdom. 

Tiffany Peoples, Director of Music & Worship Arts


As a child, Tiffany's parents (Howard and Sandra Nealy) noticed she could identify harmonies and sing numerous voice parts of music at the age of five. Her father, a profound organist, along with her mother, a distinguished vocalist, began to train little Tiffany in church. 


From her start at Grace Lutheran Primary School (Queens, NY) to pursing her Doctor of Music Education Degree, her focus on Choral Music, knack for choir development, and vocal training have turned her hobby into a profession.


She has graced stages throughout the United States and abroad ministering the gospel through her God-given musical gifts. 


She serves as Director of Worship at Light of Hope Presbyterian Church. She is also a middle school Chorus teacher employed with the Fayette County Board of Education. Teaching and sharing music is her passion whether at church or school.  With her extensive experience in teaching and performing all genres of music, she considers herself a perpetual student as she loves to learn and welcomes new ideas and challenges. Her music education includes a BA in Music Media, M. Ed in Music Education and D.M.E. in Music Education (c/o 2026).

Edwin Estimé , Pianist

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Edwin Estimé is a great human being.


Many may know him as a great piano player. However, his accomplishment is far beyond the musical notes. Edwin, (born on February 12) was born to Haitian immigrant parents and grew up to be a successful young man. He has been married for almost ten years and has two beautiful children. Edwin was motivated to get his highest education, so he completed his doctoral degree at Kennesaw State University. If you ever meet this young man, you will notice his shy demeanor at first; however, when you get to know him, he can be one of the best human beings in your circle. Edwin is a man of God. He serves as an elder at his local church, where he helps the youth connect with the Heavenly Father. He is also the chaplain of the South Atlantic Conference Youth Federation, which serves over one thousand youth in eight different churches. Edwin is an exemplary figure in the community and a great friend to all. Many who know him are happy to have him in their lives.

Current Session Members

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Doris Kidney

Beverly Larsen

Clerk of Session

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      Pat Alverson

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Jennifer Whitehead

Worship & Celebration Chair

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Linwood Swain

Faith in Action Chair


Cheryl Waters

Care & Compassion Chair

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Eno Ikpeme

Spiritual Growth Chair

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