BSBC

About Us

Who we are

Brunswick Street Baptist Church was founded in 1814 and continues to be a vital witness in the heart of Greater Fredericton. cBSBC maximizes its witness to the Atlantic region by being a member church of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada and on the national front, is a supporting member of Canadian Baptist Ministries. Our mission in Fredericton and around the world is to faithfully witness to the good news of Jesus Christ by creating an environment where faith in Him becomes personal and powerful as we make Him Lord of our lives.

Why we’re here

TO HONOUR GOD

by connecting with Him in worship.

TO EQUIP PEOPLE TO SERVE

by connecting them to God’s mission through diverse avenues of discipleship.

TO BUILD CARING RELATIONSHIPS

by connecting to each other in the fellowship of Christ’s body.

TO POINT PEOPLE TO CHRIST

by connecting with them through evangelism.

Interim Staff & Leaders

Rev. Greg Geldart
Lead Pastor

Greg joined the pastoral staff at Brunswick Street Baptist Church in September of 2002. A native of Moncton, NB, he received his post-secondary education at Atlantic Baptist College (now Crandall University) in Moncton and at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Greg serves BSBC as the Interim Lead Pastor.

He has a passion for enlivened traditional worship that engages the heart, mind and soul and uses his musical gifts in planning these services and directing BSBC’s Adult Sanctuary Choir. He works with the Music Team to support the ministry of other choral and instrumental musical groups in the church.

Greg provides ministries and programs for children and adults and values opportunities to engage in pastoral care for all ages. Greg loves to laugh and enjoys the liveliness and spiritual vigour of BSBC. He is married to Margaret and they have a daughter, Claire.

Dr. Keith Bodner
Preaching Pastor

Keith Bodner first preached at BSBC in 2005, and is honored by the opportunity to join the leadership team this year. He serves as Professor of Religious Studies at Crandall University, and among his recent books are After the Invasion: A Reading of Jeremiah 40-44 (Oxford University Press, 2015) and The Theology of the Book of Kings (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

His first date with Coreen was a Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Rangers hockey game … the Canucks lost the game, but he won the girl, and they have been married for 26 years. At some point he would like to “wake surf behind a Tesla boat,” but there is little chance of that happening during the next twelve months!

Rev. Steve Patterson
Outreach Pastor

As of January 1, 2018 Pastor Steve joins the pastoral staff full time as Interim Outreach Pastor. Steve plans, coordinates and leads the contemporary worship services and connects with those attending this service outside of Sunday mornings. He provides church services at various retirement homes, bringing the gospel message accompanied with his guitar to play familiar hymns as well as newer worship songs during his visits. He has discovered that building personal relationships with seniors who are no longer able to get to church is not only important but is also a joy and privilege for him.

Steve preaches whenever called upon, and embraces the process of searching into God’s Word to continually learn more about our infinite and awesome God! Now as a full time pastor, Steve will be available to minister to the full congregation of BSBC providing pastoral care and support. With a Masters in Pastoral Ministry degree in hand, he has just completed studies toward a Masters level Graduate Diploma at Acadia Divinity College. As he journeys toward ordination, Steve appreciates the continued support of his wife, Cindy and their three children — Taylor, Lauren and Brady.

Jon Wilton
Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator

Jon Wilton has served as the Interim Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator here at Brunswick Street Baptist Church since August 2018. Jon and his wife Alyse have faithfully attended Brunswick Street Baptist Church with their families their whole lives. They have both been involved in youth and worship ministry for many years. In his new role, Jon is responsible for planning, coordinating, and facilitating events such as youth group and College and Career: Fireside as well as discipleship and Bible study programs like Cross Training and Sunday School.

Jim McLellan
Senior’s Visitation Pastor

On July 1, 2019 Jim returned to position of Senior’s Visitation Pastor at BSBC, having previously served in this ministry from 2011 to 2017. He has been a member of our church since 1983, during which time he also has pastored several Baptist Churches in the local area. In addition to his studies and background in Theology and Accounting, his desire to serve in a “Senior’s” ministry, led him to complete a degree majoring in Gerontology in 1994. In August 1997, he successfully passed his examination by the Examining Council for Ordination of our United Baptist Convention. He and his wife Lois have three married daughters and seven grandchildren.

Eleanor Wilton
Preschool Coordinator

We welcome Eleanor as the new Pre School Coordinator as of Jan. 1, 2020. She brings her experience as a former Kindergarten teacher to the position as well as her own experiences as a lifelong member of BSBC. Eleanor and her husband Dan have been married for 27 years and have three children, two who are married; Jon (Alyse) Wilton, Jessica (Sam) Bicknell, and Jana Wilton. In her role as Coordinator, Eleanor will be responsible for organizing curriculum, recruiting volunteers, and providing a safe, supportive and loving environment for all of the pre-school team and the families of BSBC to share God’s love. We want to thank Rebecca for her years of service and pray for her as she and her family begin another chapter in their lives. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Eleanor.