First Baptist Church

        of Penfield

                       1862 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY, 14526

Sunday Schedule

Service: 9:30 to 10:30 am

     Children's Church

Fellowship: 10:30 to 11:00 am

Adult Hour:  11:00 to 12:00 pm

All are Welcome

The First Baptist Church of Penfield was established in 1804 in what is now an eastern suburb of Rochester, New York.

We are affiliated with American Baptist Churches of the Rochester/Genesee Region, and nationally with the American Baptist Churches, USA.

We welcome all to worship with us. Our congregation is a gathering of people who are diverse in theology and political opinions, but who are all seeking to know God in a deeper and more meaningful way.    

The First Baptist Church of Penfield continues striving to include all who seek Jesus as Lord- regardless of race, class, gender, disability, place of origin, or sexual orientation, identity, or expression.

Upcoming Events

January 20th

Flapjack Saturday

          NFH, $5

       8am to 10 am


January 28th

Annual Meeting

               NFH, 11 am


February 1st

Pastor Steve begins his tenure


       9:30 am



Pastor Phil's Home or Office Visits


Call 586-2876 to schedule


Dates and Times

Future dates and times MUST go to the church office for the general church calendar.


Church Directory

Please submit any changes of the past 18 months to the church office along with any emails you would like associated with your name.


Penfield Ecumenical

Food Shelf

Please bring in non-perishable food items and place them in the basket in the foyer.  Thank you!


January 14th

Greeting: Carol Morse

Reading: Marsha Kiriazides

Ushering: Roger and Nancy Z.

Audio:  David Trump     

Video:  Jeff and Nathan B.

Next Sunday, January 21st

Greeting: Nancy Zaenglein

Reading: Bill Werther

Ushering: Don Fox and David T.

Audio:  Jeff Phillips    

Video:  Gregg Goodman

Visitor Number

Keep in Your Prayers

Gene Kohlenber- Rehab

Karen Casey- Health Issues

Irene Lipinski

Our nation and our leaders

The community of Penfield and it's leaders

Alex is safely back from his travels- yea!



Please meet our new Pastor!  Unanimously called to First Baptist Church of Penfield.  He will begin his tenure on February 1st.

Rev. Steven Brotzman became an Ordained Minister in the American Baptist Churches, USA in 2002.

He grew up in the Southern Tier of Western NY as the son of an agriculture teacher. Both of Steveʼs grandparents were dairy farmers.  Steve graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili, NY. There, he met his future wife, Annette, a dairy farmerʼs daughter who went on to become a Registered Nurse. They were married in 1988. Steve was baptized in 1995 at Greece Baptist Church, where he was ordained 7 years later. In 1997, while at work, Steve sensed a calling to ministry. In the 20 years since, he has tried to honor this calling. In 1998, Steven and his family, which by then included children David and Vanessa, moved to Pittsburgh for seminary. They have lived in the Pittsburgh area ever since.

Pastor Steve interned at First Baptist Church of Crafton, then served as Pastor at First Baptist Church of Washington, PA. He completed one year as a Chaplain Resident/Associate at West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, WV, then served as an interim Pastor in Washington, PA and has served the past 9 years as Pastor of First Baptist Church of Beaver Falls, PA. During his years at FBC Beaver Falls, he also served as President/Contact for the Beaver Falls Ministerium, as Administrator for the Church Leadership Institute of Western PA, then as Dean of Advancement for the Academy of Christian Training and Service, where he served until 2016. He also currently serves on the Board of the Crossroads Menʼs Homeless Shelter of Beaver County.

His son David graduated from Eastern University in 2017 and is saving for graduate school. Daughter, Vanessa, is a junior at Eastern, studying Youth Ministry. Despite living in Pittsburgh area, Steve has remained a long- suffering Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan. Steve and Annette are excited about the opportunity to return to the Rochester area, to get to know the people of FBC Penfield, and to serve as God leads.


As a safety and security measure, the rear doors off the parking lot will be closed and locked at 9:35 am.  If you arrive after 9:35 am, please enter the Sanctuary through the main doors at the front of the church.