Dr. Robert Guffey, Jr. (

Bob began serving as Pastor on January 1, 2017.

Bob comes to us after serving churches in Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas and most recently South Carolina.  He is a graduate of Emory University (Chandler School of Religion, Doctor of Ministry), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), Louisiana State University (BS).  He has also studied at Columbia Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Bob is married to Angie and they have 2 adult children and  four grandchildren.   He enjoys fishing, photography, reading and writing.

You can read some of his writings on his blog


Minister to Church Family and Outreach

Stephanie Van Leeuwen (

Stephanie became a member of Freemason Street in 2004 and joined our staff in 2016.

Stephanie holds a Masters in Elementary Education and a Certification as a Reading Specialist.  She served our community as a 4th and 5th grade teacher and as an adjunct in Reading Education at ODU.  After many years of helping with our Children’s Committee and serving as the committee’s chairperson, Stephanie heard a call to Children’s Ministry and completed her Certification in Children’s Ministry through the Virginia Baptist Mission Board.


Stephanie is married to Tripp Van Leeuwen and has two children.


Church Secretary

Susan Keane (

Susan joined the staff in September,1989.  Assisting the ministers, church council,  trying to keep members in touch with what is happening in the church and just generally doing whatever needs doing around the church office keeps her busy!  She is married to John, who pastors a church in Chesapeake.  They have 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren.



Kitchen Manager

Carl Warren

Carl Warren joined our staff in April, 2009.  Born and raised in Norfolk, he spent several years in California and Nevada.  He comes to us with over twenty years experience.   In his spare time he enjoys scuba diving, fishing and snow skiing.



Charles Upshur

Charles joined our staff in May 2009.   Charles is a native of the Eastern Shore, and he enjoys going up there to fish!   He is a handyman and is always willing to help with whatever needs to be done around the church.




Andrey Kasparov 

Andrey graduated from the Central Music School in Moscow in piano and composition in 1984. He graduated cum laude, in 1989, with a master’s degree in music composition from Moscow State Conservatory, and, in 1990, received a master’s degree in piano from the same institution. In 1999, he received his doctoral degree in music composition from Indiana University, Bloomington.



Director of Youth Instrumental Music

Billy Batte

Billy is a lifelong member of FSBC, and frequently heard playing violin during Sunday worship. As a member of the music ministry staff, Billy helps to provide musical opportunities for our youth during our worship services, such as through experiences like handbell choir.

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