Our Team

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Dr. Robert Guffey, Jr.

Pastor

Bob began serving as Pastor on January 1, 2017. Bob is married to Angie and they have 2 adult children, four grandchildren, a lively pup named Lucy, and a mostly friendly cat named Nora. 

 

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

The best part of ministry for Bob is working to help people make connections with God and others. In service to the vision of a world growing in God’s love and unity, he has served as founding board members for a Habitat for Humanity regional affiliate, a multifaith-private-public partnership-based community center, and the Center of Hope: Haiti, an orphanage and school project in Hinche, Haiti.

The intersection of faith and art informs his understanding of God and the world. His callings include teaching, writing, learning, design, guitar, and (occasionally) fly fishing.

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Rev. Caitlin Childers Brown

Associate Pastor

Caitlin Childers Brown is a military kid who has called Louisiana, Hawaii, Texas and Georgia home. Caitlin received a BA from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and her Masters of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. Passionate about the new and hopeful ways that the church can be the body of Christ for one another, Caitlin cares deeply about the intersection between the church and the world. When not working, Caitlin loves being outside with her husband and son.

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Brandy Bollen

Choir Director

Brandy Bollen holds a degree in Vocal Music Education from Samford University. She is a seasoned choral director, having led high school and middle school choirs throughout several states. Brandy began at Freemason Street in 2013 as the professional core soprano, and began serving as Interim Choir Director in early 2020. Brandy has sung with the Alabama Symphony Chorus, Choral Society of Middle Georgia, Jacksonville (FL) Symphony Chorus, San Diego Master Singers, and currently is a Professional Core singer with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. In addition to her singing and teaching duties, Brandy is mother to three pretty terrific daughters.

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Susan Keane

Ministry Assistant

Susan joined the staff in September,1989. Susan is a key member of the ministry team and the first voice you’ll hear when you call during the work week. Among her many other initiatives, she assists the ministers, Church Council, members, friends and community ministry partners by communicating regularly through digital media, checking on homebound members and others by phone, and coordinating a busy calendar of ministries. She is married to John, who is the pastor of a church in Chesapeake. They have 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

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Charles Upshur

Facilities Manager

Charles joined our staff in May 2009. Charles is a native of the Eastern Shore and a partner in supportive ministries. He is a handyman and is always willing to help with whatever needs to be done around the church.

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Andrey Kasparov

Organist/Pianist

Andrey is a world-class musician and a gifted communicator of God’s grace through music. He graduated from the Central Music School in Moscow in piano and composition in 1984, and graduated cum laude, in 1989, with a master’s degree in music composition from Moscow State Conservatory, 1990. Andrey received a master’s degree in piano from the same institution and, in 1999, he received his doctoral degree in music composition from Indiana University, Bloomington. Andrey is a composer, and great friend.

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Billy Batte

Director of Youth Instrumental Music

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. Billy’s musical gifts include having toured as a professional musician, including serendipitous musical encounters with composers and singers like Jimmy Buffet.