Vision – To be part of Christ’s transforming work in us and through us in downtown Norfolk and wherever we are called to be the presence of Christ.

Mission – To seek to transform lives by worshiping God, building relationships, developing disciples, and serving our neighbors.

Members can find council and congregational meeting minutes in the Members Area.
Council members can access other documents in the Church Council Team Drive at

2020 Church Council

Co-Directors: Jodi Litten Townsend, Steve Shaw

  • Senior PastorDr. Robert Guffey, Jr.
    • Serves as Spiritual Leader of Church. Guides and Encourages Lay Leaders, Council Ministries and Congregation to work toward FSBC’s Vision and Mission. Leads the Pastoral Care Team, Mentors Deacons, Leads and Supports the Ministerial/Ordained Staff and Engages with Outside Faith Community Members and Leaders.
  • MissionsJodi Litten Townsend, Chair
    • Coordinates Mission Opportunities within set yearly goals and budget, and Seeks “Quality over Quantity” Missions that Invigorate the Church and Faithfully Serve the Community.
  • Christian FormationDavid Davis, Chair
    • Coordinates Christian Education, Stewardship, Discipleship Training, Spiritual Formation, and Children and Youth Programs within goals and budget.
  • Worship and MusicKenneth Scott, Chair
    • Guides support of the worship service and assists staff in planning lay participation. Facilitates preparation of the sanctuary for liturgical seasons and special services.  Provides logistical support for baptism*, communion*, offering*, ushers, greeters, and flower ministry.  Provides feedback to the Senior Pastor and Director of Music.
      *as needed by deacons
  • Congregational CareKim Winslow, Chair
    • Deacon-led Ministry, responsibilities include Giving Guidance and Care to Members, New Members and Visitors, Building Relationships within FSBC. Overseeing Social Team, Handling Grief & Bereavement, Visitation, Prayer, Fellowship & Joy.
  • AdministrationSharon James, Chair
    • Coordinates with Support Teams, including Personnel, Property, and Finance.
  • CommunicationsDeborah Antony, Chair
    • Responsible for Communications within FSBC – between Church Council, Ministries and Congregation, as well as to the Community Outside. Includes Church Website, Social Media, Church Calendar, and Public Relations. Is supported by the Council-Appointed Clerk.
  • At-Large Members
    • Ellen Hutson
    • Joelle Jakubowski
    • Steve Shaw
  • ClerkMadeline Brewer
    • Records minutes of Church Council meetings and Church Congregational meetings. In coordination with the church office staff, the Clerk is responsible for recording all church membership changes and communication of membership transitions to the Church staff and Deacons.
  • TreasurerDonna Ferguson
    • Assistant Treasurer – Terry Shaw

FSBC Church Profile

Weekly Schedule


9:45am – Christian Formation Opportunities

11:00am – Online Worship Service
(contact the Church Office to attend in person)


12:00pm – Facebook Live


7:00pm – Evening Worship and Prayers via Zoom


8:30am – The Norfolk Street Choir Project (showers, breakfast, and activities)

Calendar – This Month at FSBC

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