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 Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches 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 will become Interim Senior Pastor at BSBC on September 1, 2017 and has committed to serve in this position for up to one year. He recently retired from full-time ministry as Senior Pastor of the Bridgewater Baptist Church in Nova Scotia where he helped to lead the church through a major building campaign. Prior to this he served for 11 years as President of Crandall University in Moncton, NB. For most of his ministry he has pastored churches within Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, including 14 years as Senior Pastor of the Lewisville Baptist Church in Moncton, NB. Brian and his wife, Rossanne have five grown children and 12 grandchildren. The MacArthurs look forward to sharing in the ministry and fellowship here at BSBC.
 
Greg Geldart
Rev. Greg Geldart
Interim Senior Associate Pastor
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 Associate Pastor of Traditional Worship and Senior Adults – two areas that are close to his heart. He has a passion for enlivened traditional worship that engages the heart, mind and soul. His musical gifts are used in planning these services and directing BSBC’s Adult Sanctuary Choir. As well, he works with the Music Team to support the other choral and instrumental musical groups in the church. He provides ministries and programs for senior adults but is also involved in sharing pastoral care and supporting programming for all adults. Greg loves to laugh and enjoys the liveliness and spiritual vigor of BSBC. During the Interim Period he is serving as Senior Associate Pastor as he assists Pastor Brian in liaison with boards, committees and teams. He is married to Margaret and they have an adult 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
Contemporary Worship Coordinator
Pastor Steve is the Contemporary Worship Coordinator and serves in the Interim period as pastoral visitor to many of BSBC’s shut-in members. Steve helps to plan and coordinate the contemporary worship services as he works with Pastors Greg and Jodie, the worship teams, and with the sound and visual volunteers. In the Interim He also provides church services at various retirement homes and brings 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! With a Masters in Pastoral Ministry degree in hand, he is also completing his studies toward a Masters level Graduate Diploma at Acadia Divinity College. As he journeys toward ordination upon completion of his Graduate Diploma this year, 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.
 
Rebecca Keezer
Preschool Ministry Coordinator
Rebecca started attending BSBC in 2010. She is employed as a Preschool Educator at Fredericton Christian Academy. During her time at BSBC she’s been involved in Worship Teams, served on the Music Team, taught Sunday School, participated in Third Sunday Supper, and represented BSBC as part of the mission team to Kenya. She’s looking forward to developing relationships with BSBC children, their families and the many volunteers. If you have questions about preschool ministry or are considering offering to minister with preschoolers please send Rebecca an email or you can find her most Sunday mornings in the preschool area of the Family Life Centre (first floor).
 
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.
 
Jim McLellan
Interim Pastoral Visitor
Jim has been a member of BSBC since 1983; although during 12 of these years he pastored churches in several surrounding communities. At BSBC he considers it a privilege to have been a Sunday School teacher, a deacon, a member of several committees, and most recently he’s enjoying visiting on behalf of our church family with folks in seniors residences and nursing homes. Jim is married to Lois and they have three adult daughters.