Long before Fair Haven Home for Men was started, Pastor Alfred Willis of Life Baptist Church in Saint Stephen, SC was caring for the homeless and destitute. After over 20 years of caring for both the physical and spiritual needs of those largely ignored by society, Pastor Willis felt the Lord was callling him to expand the church's mission field and serve more people by creating a "safe haven" to rescue men who had faced adversities in life such as addictions, homelessness, etc. Certain in his calling, Pastor Willis officially started Fair Haven Home for Men with the assistance of Jeff Krontz in 2010.
In 2009, a long-time member of Life Baptist Church, Jeff Krontz returned with his family from an eight year mission trip to Bulgaria. Having dealt with many homeless, alcholics, and addicts in Bulgaria due to the large economic collapse, Jeff was prepared to join with Pastor Willis in developing a restitution center that would provide help to men with both physical and spiritual problems. Currently, Jeff Krontz is the offical director for Fair Haven Home for Men.
In 2013, Phillip Willis, the assistant pastor of Life Baptist Church, became a full-time representative for the home. As of now, he spends at least two weeks each month on the road visiting churches to seek financial help as well as volunteer support for Fair Haven.