Paul Blair has served as the Senior Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond for since 2001. Blair is also the founder and President of Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ, President of Reclaiming America for Christ and founder and President of Protect Life and Marriage OK.
Blair is a former college All Star at Oklahoma State University blocking for future Hall of Famer, Thurman Thomas. After college, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1986 playing under Coach Mike Ditka and alongside Hall of Famers Walter Payton, Dan Hampton, and Mike Singletary. Blair’s career was cut short by a fourth and final knee surgery after a five year NFL career.
At the age of 26, he made absolutely sure of his eternal salvation and committed his life to Jesus Christ. At the age of 37, he was called into full-time ministry. His passion is for the salvation of souls and also the restoration of Godly morality and decency in America.
In 2008, Pastor Blair was one of the original 33 pastors that worked with the Alliance Defense Fund on Pulpit Freedom Sunday challenging the constitutionality of the 1954 Johnson Amendment. The number of pastors participating has increased every year since with over 1600 participating in 2012. Following the 2012 Pulpit Freedom Sunday, the IRS admitted that churches are tax exempt anyway and do not require approval or a letter of exemption from the IRS.