Pastoral Staff

Brian Fairchild

Brian has had the great joy of serving as pastor of Colonial Bible Church since its inception in 2002. A native of Midland, he feels extraordinarily blessed to pastor in the place he grew up and loves. His passion has always been that the greatness of God would be known through the faithful exposition of Scripture, and that God’s people would be firmly grounded in the truth of the Bible. He holds degrees in Bible, Pastoral Ministries, and a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California, where he was blessed to study under the teaching of Dr. John MacArthur and Dr. Steve Lawson. Brian married the love of his life, Nicole, in 1999 and together they have two sons and one daughter.

Cory Keesee

Cory has served on pastoral staff as an assistant pastor since January of 2022. Cory is a gifted addition to the church serving in various capacities from leading the Youth Bible Study, teaching Sunday school, serving in the music ministry, and assisting in church administration. He is passionate about God’s Word and sound doctrine. Cory holds an associate degree in Music, a bachelor’s degree in Communications, and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California through the Mentor Model under the oversight of Pastor Brian. Cory and his wife, Mariah, have been married since 2020 and are expecting their first child, a son, in early 2023.



Brian Fairchild
Pat Fairchild

Pat has been an integral part of Colonial since its founding in 2002, serving the church in many capacities. He bears the unique distinction of serving as an elder, but on a personal note, is also Pastor Brian’s father (of course, one could easily mistake them for brothers). He has worked for many years as an exploration geologist in the oil and gas industry. Pat long served as a deacon at Colonial before coming part of the elder team. He leads our weekly times of worship through music and is often one of the first people to greet those who walk through the door of Colonial on any given Sunday. Pat and his wife, Martha (also the church pianist), have been married for over 50 years and have an adult son and daughter, and 7 grandchildren.

Terry Johnston

Terry first came to Colonial in the Spring of 2005, seeking a church that faithfully proclaimed God’s Word for God’s glory. Since then, he has been a faithful member, encourager, and servant of Christ at Colonial. He is passionately committed to sound doctrine in the life of the church andenjoys the constant study of God’s Word and listening to biblical preaching. Terry leads our midweek Bible study in Seminole on Tuesday evenings and is actively part of leading our Lord’s Day worship services in public Scripture reading, prayer, and communion. Terry owned his own car business for many years in Odessa, and still works alongside his son who has taken ownership. Terry and his wife, Terri (affectionately known Terri Mom), have been married for 47 years and have an adult son and daughter, who have given them 7 grandchildren.



Keith Kimbrough

Keith first came to Colonial in the summer of 2005 as an intern with Oxy Petroleum during his summer break. In God’s providence, Keith returned after graduation the following year to work for Oxy full-time as an electrical engineer, a post he still maintains today. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering (yes, he really is that smart!). Keith has been a faithful member at Colonial since coming back to Midland. He has served for many years as the Deacon for Finance, faithfully assisting the church in overseeing matters of finance with integrity and diligence. Keith married his wife, Stephanie, in 2009. The Lord has blessed them with three daughters.


Spanish Ministry

Samuel Uribe

Samuel and his family came to Colonial in 2016 and have been faithful members of the church since that time. He is a gifted preacher and teacher of God’s Word and assists in the shepherding of God’s people on a weekly basis in many ways. Sam is a passionate student of God’s Word and is currently pursuing further theological education through The Master’s Seminary. Samuel is responsible for shepherding and leading our Spanish Bible Study on Friday evenings, as well as translating our morning worship services into Spanish. When not engaging in ministry Samuel stays busy running his own landscaping business in the greater West Texas area. Samuel and his wife, Lorena, are blessed to be the parents of one daughter and three sons.