Who We Are


BPC is a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, which is a Bible-believing, Gospel-centered denomination.

Our congregation celebrated its 200th birthday in 2017! We have a rich tradition of faith that extends back into pioneer days. The first pastor of the original congregation rode into this area on horseback in 1817 and established a small church in the frontier we now know as Rochester and Brighton, New York.

Committed to ministry in Rochester now as then, we believe in the transforming love of God, the saving work of Jesus on the cross, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit as we seek to love God with our whole hearts, minds, and souls, to love others as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40), and to follow Jesus’s instruction to his followers to “make disciples.”

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