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

Church Staff

Rev. Philip B. Davis Sr., Interim Pastor

Pastor Phil did his under­grad­uate work at Hunter College in NYC and received his Master of Arts and Theolog­ical Studies from Union Theo­log­ical Seminary. His under­grad­uate degree was in interactive communications and com­puter science.

He is a single parent and the father of two teenage sons. He lives in the city of Rochester and has participated in social justice campaigns that affect the health of our city. He has served two churches in our area, both of which were in need of a healing presence.  Pastor Phill is available on Wednesdays for home or office visits.  Call church.

Alex Gilson, Music Director

Alex comes to Rochester from Texas to attend the Eastman School of Music where he is enrolled in the Master of Music in Organ Performance Program, studying with Professor Edoardo Bellotti. Alex holds bachelor degrees in both Organ Performance and Jazz Studies, Cum laude, from the University of North Texas.  His church experience includes Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Lutheran Churches where he has performed a wide variety of choral accompaniments, anthems, hymns, voluntaries, and improvisations. Moreover, he has experience leading rehearsals with small jazz ensembles and with a jazz big band. Alex states, "My focus is to serve God with music and to serve the church."


Our Long and

Historic Journey

Andrea Main: Office Assistant; Theresa Perrotta & Brent Doucette:  Eastman Choral Scholars; Laura Swail:  Nursery Assistant; Meho and Hava Kapidzic:  Church Custodians

Church Committees


Coordinating Council

Marsha Kiriazides: Moderator

Jeff Philips: Vice Moderator

Sandy Pray: Clerk

Marie Sandman

Bonnie Cleaver

Yvonne O'Brien


Fritz May: Chair

Don Fox

Sarah Phillips

Chris Ahl  

Bruce Blackman

Kathy Werther

Pastoral Relations

Jeff Bertrand

Ellen Stokes

Search Committee

Dick Andrews: Chair

Yvonne O'Brien

Libby Bertrand

David Trump

Bruce Blackman

Michael Pray

Judy McNeil

Common Life

Emily Johnson

Nancy Lancaster

Penny Goodman

Mission Team

Sue Sparnecht

Nancy Zaenglein

Janette Keenan

Worship Team

Roger Zaenglein

Marie Sandman


Teaching Team

Ginna Blackman

Pat Holderbaum

Sarah Kohlenberg