BSBC

Our Story

Who we are?

Brunswick Street Baptist Church was founded in 1814 and continues to be a vital witness in the heart of Greater Fredericton. BSBC 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 are we 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.
Staff & Leaders
Dr. Brian MacArthur
Interim Senior Pastor

Dr. Brian MacArthur became Interim Senior Pastor at BSBC on September 1, 2017 and has committed to serve in this position half-time for up to one year. He retired from full-time ministry on June 30, 2017 after serving for over forty years as an ordained minister. For most of his ministry he pastored churches within Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, plus served for 11 years as President of Crandall University in Moncton, NB. Pastor Brian and his wife, Rossanne have five grown children and 12 grandchildren.

Greg Geldart
Rev. Greg Geldart
Interim Associate Pastor to the Traditional Congregation, Children and Adult Ministries

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. As of January 2018, Greg serves BSBC as the Interim Associate Pastor to the Traditional Congregation, Children and Adult Ministries — a long way of saying he has diverse areas of concentration in the interim period as we wait for a new Senior Pastor. Greg 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 vigor of BSBC. He is married to Margaret and they have a daughter, Claire.

Jodie LeBouthillier
Rev. Jodie LeBouthillier
Youth Pastor
Pastor Jodie is the Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Brunswick Street Baptist, coming on board in the summer of 2007. He began following Jesus as a grade 10 student and his passion is for young people to not only know Jesus … but to follow him in abundant lives as lifelong disciples.Pastor Jodie went to Atlantic Baptist University and Acadia Divinity College for studies and then pastored at Grand Bay Baptist Church for 8 years before coming to Fredericton.  Pastor Jodie has 3 wonderful daughters Jordan, Faith and Hannah (Jordan and her wonderful husband, Stephen Gallant, live in Slave Lake, Alberta).  Pastor Jodie and family look forward to meeting you.   Be sure to introduce yourself this Sunday.
Pastor Steve Patterson
Interim Associate Pastor to the Contemporary Congregation and Ministry to Senior Adults

As of January 1, 2018 Pastor Steve joins the pastoral staff full time as Interim Associate Pastor to the Contemporary Congregation and Ministry to Senior Adults. While this may seem like an interesting mix, it builds on his ministry these past years first as Contemporary Worship Coordinator and then, in 2017, in an expanded part time capacity as pastoral visitor to many of BSBC’s shut-in members. In his new capacity, Steve will continue to plan, coordinate and lead the contemporary worship services as well as connecting with those who attend this service outside of Sunday mornings. He will continue to provide church services at various retirement homes and bring 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.

Denise Mersereau
Church Family Life Coordinator
Denise accepted the role of Church Family Life Coordinator in April 2016. While this role may include a little bit of everything, Denise most enjoys helping people get plugged into life at Brunswick Street. She also provides support to the Pastors by helping with the organization of church-wide initiatives and church events. Outside this role, Denise also serves on the Board of Deacons, the BSBC Auxiliary, and volunteers with children’s ministries. Being part of a small group helps Denise to grow her faith and foster friendships with other sisters-in-Christ. Denise and her husband, Colin have been members of Brunswick Street since 2004.
If you are considering coming to Brunswick Street or have been attending for a while, Denise would love to connect with you! You may track her down on a Sunday morning or send her an email.
Yewande Akalusi
Preschool Ministry Coordinator
Yewande Akalusi and Matthew with their four children have made BSBC their family church since their arrival in Canada from Nigeria. Yewande has been part of GAK, Vacation Bible School, New Life Ministry and teaches Sunday School with Matthew to the College and Career class. Yewande loves the Lord and desires to help children learn about God and the Bible.
Melissa Nelson
Elementary Coordinator
Melissa has been a part of the BSBC church family since the summer of 2007. Melissa served for three summers as our Children’s Ministry Summer Student and began volunteering with “GAK” (Girl’s Adventure Klub) in the fall of 2013. Melissa is very excited to be part of the children’s ministry team as the Elementary Coordinator because she gets to work closely with the children in the program, helping them grow in their own faith. She is also actively involved with the Youth Choir. In September 2017, she will be entering her fifth and final year of her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of New Brunswick.