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

Pastor Steve Brotzman

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

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


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

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