Dr. James R. Fair

Bro. Rusty, his preferred name, is the Senior Pastor of Tishomingo Baptist Church.  He leads our church and shares the gospel each week in our services at 11 am and 6:30 pm.

He and his wife Courtney have three kids, Annsleigh, Cole, and Ella.

Rusty received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University, his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.


Kirby McRae

Bro. Kirby McRae has led worship at Tishomingo for twelve years. A talented guitarist, he comes from a strong musical heritage and enjoys sharing his gift for God’s glory.

Kirby graduated from Mississippi State in civil engineering and worked in Houston, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi before coming home to work on the NASA plant in Iuka.

He met his wife, Pamela, on that project, and they were married in 1992. They have four grown children, Annsley, Connor, Emma and Mary married Joseph Fowler in 2017. Kirby and his partner own a consulting engineering firm in Iuka.