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LogoIn 2018, Fairmount Christian Church chartered a Trail Life USA troop! Trail Life USA is a Christ-centered outdoor adventure, leadership, and character development ministry. Our Mission is to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure. Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces Godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens.

Statement of Faith

We believe there is One Triune God – God the Father; Jesus Christ, His one and only Son; and the Holy Spirit – Creator of the universe and eternally existent. We believe the Holy Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God. We believe each person is created in His image for the purpose of communing with and worshiping God. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who enables us to live godly lives. We believe each of us is called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We believe God calls us to lives of purity, service, stewardship and integrity.

Statement of Values

Purity // God calls us to lives of holiness, being pure of heart, mind, word and deed. We are to reserve sexual activity for the sanctity of marriage, a lifelong commitment before God between a man and a woman.

Service // God calls us to become responsible members of our community and the world through selfless acts that contribute to the welfare of others.

Stewardship // God calls us to use our God-given time, talents, and money wisely.

Integrity // God calls us to live moral lives that demonstrate an inward motivation to do what is biblically right regardless of the cost.


On my honor,
I will do my best
To serve God and my country;
To respect authority;
To be a good steward of creation; And to treat others
as I want to be treated. 

Fairmount Christian Church Trail Life USA Board

  • Institutional Head- Rick Raines

  • Charter Representative- Ashley Sears

  • Troop Master- Doni Grande

  • Committee Chair- Kevin Hopkins

  • Chaplain- Ryan Nelson

  • Treasurer- Kathie Barnes

Troop Committee

  • Advancement Chair- TBD

  • Membership Chair- TBD

  • Outdoor/Activity Chair- TBD

  • Secretary- Sherri Fadool

Meet the Children’s Ministry Staff



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    Ashley Sears-  Children's Director 

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  Amber Grubbs - Early Childhood Director  

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Ashley Sears was born and raised in Mechanicsville, VA where she currently resides with her husband and two daughters. She is a 2007 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Masters in Teaching. She taught in public school for seven years before being called into full-time ministry here at Fairmount. She has attended Fairmount her entire life, has been on staff here since 2014, and loves being the Children’s Director! 

Amber Grubbs grew up in Mechanicsville.  She went to Longwood College where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Education.  She was a teacher for 2 years in Hanover County and 5 years in King William County.  She is married to Chris Grubbs and has four children:  Isaac, Samuel, Rose, and Clara.  She started working at Fairmount in 2013 as an assistant in Children’s Ministry and became the Early Childhood Director in January of 2017. 

  Children’s Ministry Assistants


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Kasey Ogden

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Jessica Nelson

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Picture7We desire for Fairmount to be a place where everyone can have an opportunity to worship; this includes children with special needs and their families.  We have programs in place to allow children with disabilities to learn about the Bible and our amazing God while their parents attend a worship service or Bible school class.  

Our Special Needs ministry has two components:

  • We also have mentors who will serve as a one-on-one assistant with your child in their age appropriate classroom. 

We want children with special needs to love the church and learn about God. We are here to help your family however we can! For more information on how to access these services, look through our Special Needs Ministry Brochure and please contact Ashley Sears the Children’s Director at 804-559-8070 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Forever Friends is our self-contained Bible school class with a two-fold purpose - to teach the children about Jesus in a safe and loving environment and to allow their parents to attend worship.

In this class Bible lessons are taught through teacher directed- centers. The activities at each center vary depending on the child’s ability. The centers include, prayer, a Bible lesson, and hands-on-activities. The class time also includes some group activities, play time, and sensory activities.