Worship With Us

We would love for you to participate in our Sunday morning worship service for a mix of hymns and contemporary music, along with Bible based, Gospel focused teaching.

Typical Sunday

Truth Tracks: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Where we study God’s Word and related topics in a smaller, classroom style setting. Adults have the choice of a few different tracks to take, and children are divided up by age group. Many of our adult tracks are designed to allow for easy integration of new visitors, so you’ll be welcomed to attend anytime.

Convergence: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Where people can catch up on the past week, enjoy a treat over a cup of coffee or juice, and have some time of fellowship before the service starts. This is a very popular gathering each week in our main foyer, in a very warm and friendly environment.

Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Where we worship God together, praising him with singing and listening to Pastor Matt deliver God’s message for the week.

Sunday Evening Prayer on Zoom: 6:00 p.m.
Where we gather informally online to pray and fellowship. A great way to end the Lord’s Day! Click here to join

Typical Wednesday

Something for all ages – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
0-3 years old: Nursery
Grades 1-5: Olympians
Grades 6-12: Roc Solid (Youth Group)
Adults: Growth Groups (various locations)

Other Questions about Webster Bible Church

What’s a typical sermon like?
Our pastors tend to preach expository sermons. Our goal is to present the meaning and intent of a biblical text and make appropriate application to our lives today. Each sermon lasts approximately 40 minutes.

What version do you use?
We typically teach using the English Standard Version (ESV), which is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks to capture the precise wording of the original text and convey it in present-day English.

What should I wear?
You’re invited to come as you are, whether it’s a suit and tie, or jeans and a T-shirt. You’ll find that our members and attendees are quite diverse in their dress, though business casual tends to be the norm.

What’s the music like?
Our music is contemporary, though we try to include a mix of classic hymns along with the best of today’s worship songs. Our songs are biblically accurate, God-exalting, and gospel-centered.

Events

What's Happening

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About Us

Who We Are

Leadership Team

Matthew Fletcher, Senior Pastor

Biography

Matt Fletcher was born in Webster in 1968 but spent most of his early life in the Chicago area. He is a graduate of Washington Bible College (B.A., 1990), Briercrest Biblical Seminary (M.Min., 1999), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2014). Matt met his wife Ruthie while they were both students at Washington Bible College, and they got married the summer following their graduation in 1990. The Lord has blessed them with five children, two of which are married, and three grandchildren.

Matt has served in pastoral ministry for thirty years. Prior to becoming the Senior Pastor at Webster Bible Church in 2011, Matt pastored churches in Virginia, Nova Scotia (Canada), and Massachusetts.

Matt loves to read Christian biographies and books on biblical counseling, theology and leadership. He also enjoys playing golf, taking walks with his wife, watching good movies, traveling, and staying in touch with extended family members and friends.

Matt updates a personal blog which gives gospel centered encouragement in a short and easy to read format. Check it out here: Gospel Encouragement Today (G.E.T) Blog

David and Carrie Davies, Worship Music Directors

Biography

David and Carrie Davies have partnered in life and ministry for nearly 20 years. Originally from Pennsylvania (Carrie) and Florida (David), they met at Houghton College, where they both majored in Piano Performance (B.Mus, ’01). After they married they moved to Miami where David pursued graduate degrees in music composition at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music (MM, ’04, DMA ’07).

David is Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Houghton University. He is also an accomplished composer who has had his music performed at prestigious venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall. In churches, David enjoys conducting and directing choirs, singing, playing piano or organ, and arranging music for vocal and instrumental ensembles. Carrie is a pianist and cellist who delights in crafting and facilitating worship services and mentoring and encouraging worship teams. She also enjoys blogging (www.carriebdavies.com) on matters related to worship, music, and the church, and performing around the world (especially David’s music). Together, David and Carrie have led music and worship ministries at churches in Florida, Illinois, and Texas.

God has blessed the Davies with four wonderful children and the family enjoys exploring our beautiful corner of the world, hanging out at the beach, and watching movies together.

3E Vision

A map helps a traveler reach his desired destination by showing him where he is and where he needs to go.  The three Es are a roadmap for your Christian journey, organized into three sections.  The markers under each section will help you to assess where you are along the way. Have you begun your walk of faith by Embracing God’s Truth?  Are you attempting to walk with God alone, or are you Enjoying His People along the way?  Finally, are you Extending His Glory by inviting those who are lost to discover the way of life? At Webster Bible Church we are committed to assisting our members with the entire journey, in the hope that we can all say, “I do not run aimlessly” 1 Corinthians 9:26.  May this roadmap help you finish your journey well!
 

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Statement of Faith

Scripture

We believe that the Bible, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, was spoken by God through human authors and is without error in the original manuscripts. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, and is the supreme authority in all matters on which it speaks.

(2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

God

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God: an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Creator and Ruler of heaven and earth. He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all honor, confidence, and love. He eternally exists in three persons, who are equal in every divine perfection, and who execute distinct but harmonious roles in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

(Psalm 90:1-2; Matthew 28:19)

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He infallibly determines all that comes to pass and concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of mankind. He hears and answers prayer and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

(1 Peter 1:3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:12-14)

God the Son

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin, thus fully God and fully man. We believe in His sinless life; substitutionary and atoning death; bodily resurrection; ascension into heaven; perpetual intercession for His people; and future, personal, visible return to earth.

(John 1:1; Colossians 1:15-20; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

God the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. He convicts the world of its sin, of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. He regenerates, sanctifies, and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells, helps, teaches, and guides every believer.

(John 15:26; 16:8,13-14; Galatians 5:22-26; Titus 3:5)

Humanity

We believe humanity is the special creation of God, made in His image, the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning, mankind was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. Adam sinned against God and brought sin into the human race, causing all people to be born with a sinful nature (or disposition). Only the grace of God can bring people into fellowship with Him and enable them to fulfill the purpose of God.

(Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17)

Salvation

We believe the Gospel: that salvation is wholly of God by grace, on the basis of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and not on the basis of human merit or works. Forgiveness and eternal life with God are granted to those who by grace turn from their sin and place their faith in Christ alone for salvation. However, eternal, conscious punishment and separation from God in the lake of fire are reserved for those who do not believe and instead reject the Gospel of Christ.

(Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:36; Revelation 20:10-15)

Christian Living

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and to serve others. Christians should aspire to be like Christ and to advance His kingdom through the faithful stewardship of their time, abilities, and possessions.

(1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15, 23-24; I John 2:3-6; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Colossians 1:9-10)

Marriage / Sexuality

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one, legitimate meaning, and that is marriage sanctioned by God, which joins one man and one woman in a single, covenantal union, as delineated by Scripture. Marriage ceremonies performed in any facility owned, leased or rented by this church will be only those ceremonies sanctioned by God, joining one man with one woman as their genders were determined at birth. Whenever there is a conflict between the church’s position and any new legal standard for marriage, the church’s statement of faith, doctrines and biblical positions will govern.

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage as defined above. We believe that any other type of sexual activity, identity or expression that lies outside of this definition of marriage, including those that are becoming more accepted in the culture and the courts, are contradictory to God’s natural design and purpose for sexual activity.

(Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:22-23; Mark 10:6-9; I Corinthians 7:1-9; Genesis 19:5; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1: 26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4)

Family Relationships

We believe that men and women are spiritually equal in position before God but that God has ordained distinct and separate spiritual functions for men and women in the home and the church. The husband is to be the leader of the home, and men are to be the leaders (pastors and elders) of the church.

We believe that God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. The husband is to love his wife as Christ loves the church. The wife is to submit herself to the Scriptural leadership of her husband as the church submits to the headship of Christ. Children are a wonderful gift and heritage from the Lord. Parents are responsible for teaching their children spiritual and moral values through consistent lifestyle example and appropriate training and discipline.

(Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:18; 1 Timothy 2:8-15; 3:4-5, 12; Genesis 1:26-28; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalms 127:3-5; Proverbs 19:18; 22:15; 23:13-14; Mark. 10:6-12; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Peter 3:1-7)

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a community of believers in Jesus Christ, who have been baptized as an expression of their faith, and are united for worship, work, and fellowship. God has commissioned the local church with the essential tasks of proclaiming the Gospel to all peoples and developing fully devoted followers of Christ.

(Ephesians 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:23-25; Matthew 28:18-20)

The Ordinances

We believe that the scriptural ordinances of the local church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper; that baptism, by immersion, should be administered to believers only, as an identifying symbol of their belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Baptism also symbolizes our death to sin and resurrection to a new walk in life. It is a prerequisite to local church membership. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of His death and should be preceded by salvation and solemn self-examination.

The Eternal State

We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.

Church Covenant

God, by His grace alone, has led me to repent of my sin and believe on Jesus Christ, trusting Him alone as my Lord and Savior. As one who has been baptized as a believer in Christ, I desire to unite with the Webster Bible Church family. Therefore, I enter into a covenantal relationship with the members of this church. In humble reliance on the Holy Spirit, I endeavor to do the following:

  • To faithfully attend and participate in the regular worship services of the church.
    • Acts2:42; Hebrews 10:24-25
  • To diligently guard the truth, upholding the standard of sound words recorded in Scripture.
    • 1 Timothy 3:15; 6:3-4, 20; 2 Timothy 1:13-14; 2:14-15, 24-26; 4:3-5; Jude 3
  • To wholeheartedly support, love, and care for the church’s members and ministries, offering my prayers, my financial gifts, and my humble service.
    • Ephesians 1:15-20; 3:14-21; Philippians 1:3-6, 9-11; Colossians 1:3-12; 4:2-4; 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4; 5:17 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7; 9:6-7; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 6:17-19 Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12-13; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 4:10-11
  • To boldly witness for the Lord Jesus Christ, living a transformed life and sharing the gospel as God gives opportunity.
    • Matthew 4:19; 5:16; 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 5:42; 1 Peter 3:15
  • To actively pursue personal holiness before God in accordance with His Word and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
    • Romans 12:9; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Galatians 2:20; 5:16-26; Ephesians 5:1-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; 1 Peter 1:15-16
  • To diligently promote and guard the unity of the church, loving others as Christ has loved us, and being a peacemaker with all the body of Christ.
    • Matthew 5:9; John 13:34-35; Romans 12:18-21; 14:19; Ephesians 4:1-6, 29-32; Philippians 2:1-5, 14; Colossians 3:12-14;Hebrews 12:14
  • To respectfully follow the leaders of this church, esteeming them in love and submitting to and supporting their leadership.
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; 1 Timothy 5:17-21; Hebrews 13:7, 17
  • To humbly submit to the church’s discipline, graciously repenting when approached about personal sin, and lovingly restoring others who become entangled in sin.
    • Matthew 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 5:6-13; Galatians 6:1-6; 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15; 2 Thessalonians 3:5-6

Membership Forms

If you have attended our Membership Matters seminar, and would like to pursue membership, please fill out these forms and email them to the Church Office at info@websterbible.org

New Member Application
Membership Covenant
Involvement Questionnaire

Elders

Bob Lelio, Chairman

Robert (Bob) Lelio has been married to Lisa for 33 years. His son, Rob, lives locally (soon to be married to his fiancée, Haley) and his daughter, Lauren, lives in North Carolina. Bob retired in 2020 from The Caldwell Manufacturing Company, where he was their Chief Financial Officer. He has been a member of Webster Bible Church for 20 years, over which period he has served as Elder, Deacon, Sunday School/Truth Tracks leader, Journeymen leader and Treasurer. He enjoys spending time with his wife & children, friends, reading, woodworking, sporting clays and enjoying campfires.


Larry Roberts

Larry has been a member of Webster Bible Church for 29 years. He has served as an elder for 12 years, as well as serving on the deacons board, music ministry, in youth ministry, and with the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.

Larry is married to his wife, Marilynn, and they have four children, Marla, Lauren, Stephen, and Samuel. He currently works for Xerox.


Dave Welker

David has been a member of Webster Bible Church for 49 years. He is the Head Coach of the Olympians program and teaches in both Truth Tracks and Kingdom Kids. His family includes four children, their spouses, and 14 grandchildren. He is a retired Webster Central School elementary teacher and currently works for the Rochester Red Wings.


Noble Armstrong

Noble Armstrong grew up in Chestertown, a small town in the Adirondacks, and moved to Webster in 1997 to start working at Spry Middle School as a technology teacher. He has been a member of Webster Bible Church since 2004, the year he married his wife Heather. Together they have 5 children, Allison, John, Daniel, Lindsey, and Molly.

Noble has been active at WBC over the years, working with the youth group, Gopher Buddies, as a Deacon, a member of the security team and a leader with the men’s group Journeymen. Outside of his church duties, Noble enjoys woodworking, hunting, trapping and spending time with his family.


Trevor Yeoman

Trevor is an ACBC certified biblical counselor and who serves in the WBC counseling ministry. In addition, he occasionally teaches as part of Truth Tracks.

Staff

Peter Putz, Director of Operations
Email: maintenance@websterbible.org
Office phone: 585-872-5150

Ben Rogers, Facilities and Grounds Manager
Email: ben@websterbible.org
Office phone: 585-872-5150, Extension 256

Jim Luttrell, General Maintenance
Office phone: 585-872-5150

Sarah Wideman, Church Accountant
Email: sarah@websterbible.org
Office phone: 585-872-5150, Extension 253

Nancy Fordham, Executive Assistant
Email: nancy@websterbible.org
Office phone: 585-872-5150, Extension 223

Nikki Rogers, Director of Children’s Ministries
Email: nikki@websterbible.org
Office phone: 585-872-5150

Church Office Hours

Sunday: 9:00 – 10:00am
Monday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Phone: 585-872-5150
Email: info@websterbible.org

Other Email Addresses

Nursery (0-3yrs old)

Providing peace of mind for parents by tenderly caring for children from birth to three years old.

  • Nursery Hours: Sunday 8:45 am – noon. TBD for other special events.
  • Divided into three rooms: 
    • Infants (birth to 12 months or walking),
    • Toddlers (12 months to 24 months),
    • 2s & 3s.
    • Each room is staffed with 2-3 workers.
  • Separate room for nursing mothers.
  • Sign In Procedure: To provide the safest environment possible, a parent or guardian must fill out a name tag for each child. The name tag indicates any special instruction for the child, an ID number and parent’s location during the Truth Tracks hour or worship service.
  • Visual paging system: The number you receive when you check in also serves as a pager number. If your child needs you during the service, this number will be displayed on the paging boards located above the doors in the front of the sanctuary.
  • Sign out procedure: Children will only be released to a parent or guardian.
  • Background checks: All nursery staff is required to have full background checks and be members of WBC or long-time regular attenders.
  • For questions about the Nursery, contact the church office at nursery@websterbible.org.

 

Children (Pre K-5th)

Our Children’s Ministry Verse: Matthew 18:2-5  He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.  
Kingdom Kids
  • Sunday Morning Bible Program for kids Pre-K -5th grade
  • We use the Answers in Genesis curriculum for an engaging and in depth study of God’s Word
  • Morning Assembly large group is focused on prayer, missionary moments, songs, memory verse and a recap of the previous week’s lesson
  • Kids participate in small groups with age-appropriate lessons, crafts, games, and songs to strengthen the understanding of the lesson
  • All Children’s Ministry Staff are required to do a background check and attend periodic training sessions. They MUST be WBC members to teach and at least long time attenders to be a helper. We are dedicated to the health and safety of the children and the staff and do training that expands our knowledge in each of these areas.
  • For questions about Kingdom Kids, contact nikki@websterbible.org
Olympians / Gopher Buddies
  • Wednesday night Bible program for children age 3 1/2 to 5th grade
  • Program runs from September through May (6:30 – 8:00PM)
  • Once a month sessions during June, July, and August
  • Word of Life based program focuses on the development of a daily quiet time with the Lord
  • Each grade level has their own quiet time manual, designed for their age to use each day
  • Program uses direct Bible teaching, singing, skits, audience participation, games, discussion time, and special effects to emphasize Bible knowledge, personal spiritual growth, scripture memory, engagement in Christian service, and the reading of Christian literature.
  • For questions about Olympians or Gopher Buddies, contact wbcchildren@websterbible.org.
VBS
Our Mission is to engage the children in our community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to show God’s love and care for them and to help them grow in the Truth of God’s Word and in fellowship with others.
  • Vacation Bible School is a 5 day program that runs in August from 6pm-9pm for kids ages 4-12
  • We use the Answers in Genesis VBS program.
  • The kids participate in Opening Assembly, a fun time of songs, missions focus, games, videos and more
  • Kids go to small groups by age for lessons, snacks, games, crafts and questions/prayer time
  • Our Closing Assembly is jam packed with songs, contests, and the ever popular Drama designed to further the kids understanding of the day’s lesson. It is full of fun, laughs and engaging moments that point to the Gospel.
  • For questions about VBS, contact nikki@websterbible.org

Youth (6th-12th)

ROC Solid
  • Wednesday night youth group for students in 6th-12th grade
  • Biblically centered youth ministry
  • Runs from September through May (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM) on Wednesday evenings.
  • Our youth group emphasizes:
    • Growth in biblical knowledge
    • Spiritual development
    • Group participation
    • Engagement in Christian service
    • Meaningful fellowship
  • Consists of:
    • Bible teaching
    • Small group discussions
    • Prayer groups
    • Games and snacks
  • For questions about ROC Solid, contact the church office at info@websterbible.org

Adult

Truth Tracks

Truth Tracks are from 9:0 a.m. to 10:00 a.m every Sunday before the Worship Service. We meet to study God’s Word and related topics in a smaller, classroom style setting. Adults have the choice of a few different tracks to take, and children are divided up by age group. Many of our adult tracks are designed to allow for easy integration of new visitors, so you’ll be welcomed to attend anytime.
For the listing of current Truth Track classes and to sign up, click here
For questions about Truth Tracks, contact the church office at info@websterbible.org

Men's Ministry

Journeymen is a Men’s Group at Webster Bible Church. The men meet in the church foyer each Tuesday morning from 6:00AM to 7:00AM to study books that have solid Biblical application for Christian men. The second half of each session is reserved for the men to assemble in small groups for fellowship and prayer. All men are welcome to join us at any time.
For questions about Journeymen, contact us at journeymen@websterbible.org.

Women's Ministry

Women of the Word meets weekly for worship, prayer, small groups, and teaching. Meeting options include Tuesday evening, Saturday morning, or Sunday morning during Truth Tracks. All ladies are welcome to attend!

To watch previously recorded lessons, visit our Vimeo page here

If you want more info on Women of the Word, email us at wow@websterbible.org

College & Career

College & Career is a fellowship group for young adults ages 18 to 30. They meet once or twice a month for lunch following the Sunday worship service and have several special events throughout the year. This group is great for building friendships among the young adults in our church!

For any questions about College and Career, contact the church office at info@websterbible.org

Small Groups

We have multiple Growth Groups to choose from that involve adults of all ages and backgrounds. Our groups meet primarily on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm, which is the same time that other Wednesday children/youth activities happen. There are a few groups that meet at different times if that time doesn’t work for you. Most of our groups are sermon based, where we go deeper into the scripture that was presented in the Worship Service. Time is spent in prayer, fellowship, and studying aspects of the 3E vision. To see the current list of groups and to join on, click here
For questions about Growth Groups, contact the church office at info@websterbible.org

Care & Counseling

Fellowship and Care
In all areas of ministry at WBC we desire to help each other understand and apply the counsel of God’s word to our everyday living. We desire to encourage one another, especially as we face the many trials and disappointments of life. We foster a culture of discipleship where members with redeemed hearts will naturally care for other members through word, prayer, and good deeds.

Confidential Counseling
Hope Biblical Counseling is a ministry of WBC particularly focused on providing confidential biblical counsel for individuals and families who are hurting and in conflict, and who desire counseling help. Refer to Hope Biblical Counseling Information Document to learn more about this ministry and the nature of biblical counsel. Feel free to call the church office (585-872-5150) should you have any general questions about the counseling ministry.

Requests for Counseling
For specific counseling help contact Pastor Matt at matt@websterbible.org In love and confidentiality he will work with you to determine your most appropriate form of counseling help; pastoral counseling, or an extended series of confidential biblical counsel from a qualified counselor.

When there is a perceived need for focused and confidential biblical counseling you will be required to complete and sign several counseling related forms. To obtain these forms, download the document, HBC: Counseling Forms Package. To begin the counseling process, please read this document fully, and complete a set for each person seeking counsel. Print them one-sided and fill them out by hand. Return the completed forms promptly so they may be reviewed by an assigned counselor, and sessions scheduled. You can email or hand deliver these confidential forms as instructed when you first requested counsel. TIP: Transmittal can occur by email as follows: scan the completed forms for each counselee into a PDF file and then attach to your email. If you take photos or scan with a smartphone, before sending, please ensure the photos will be legible.

If you need a fillable PDF version of these forms to fill out electronically, please email info@websterbible.org to request the fillable version.

Counseling Costs
While you are not obligated to pay for counseling that you receive through Webster Bible Church, we are appreciative of donations in order to continue to provide counseling and counseling resources for those in need.

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