Community Life Groups

A Family that Grows Together

Join in to develop new and/or strengthen existing relationships through Community Life Groups (CLG).  CLG's edify each other, encourage growth and strive to maintain an outward focus while applying Biblical teaching and principles in their real-world daily lives. 

Our small group ministry known as Community Life Groups (CLG) meet for two seasons of the year: Spring and Fall. 

BCBC Community Life Groups

              Connecting, Living, and Growing

BCBC CLG’s are designed to develop new and strengthen existing bonds through Christian fellowship. CLG Focus:

Connecting to God and Each Other

Living Life Together

Growing in Faith and Relationships 

Simply, building relationships through Christian fellowship as we reach out to our community.

Please sign up below or sign up in our fellowship hall, or contact any of our CLG Leaders or Pastor Jud.

All groups are reconvening for the weeks of February 2nd and meet to the 1st week of May.  The 1st six weeks groups will kick off this season as BCBC with 40 Days of Evangelism with Andy Stanley’s “Go Fish” material on our Right Now Media and study guides available for the 6-week session. 
Please sign up below or sign up in our fellowship hall, or contact any of our CLG Leaders or Pastor Jud.
Group #1 - Gospel for Everyday Life
Tuesdays at 6:30pm - Longleaf Pines Area - Contact Samperi’s for discussing childcare needs

This group gathers and connects through discussion from the sermons as a launching pad. They enjoy all aspects of CLG Ministry in Bible Study, Fellowship, Prayer, Outreach and Service.

Leaders: Blake and Ashley Samperi, email:   - They have been married for 11 years with four children and now a new baby girl making 5 total.. They enjoy family activities with others and love spending time at the beach.  Blake and Ashley love small group environment and  discipleship.

Group #2  - Marriage Focus Group
Wednesdays at 6:30pm • BCBC 

This group will continue with material from the Parrott’s with “Love Like This” to delve into communication for investing in your marriage.  Join them for the rich time of encouragement and fellowship .

Leaders: David and Alisa Dear, email:   – They have been married ten years and have always enjoyed marriage studies to help their marriage and now look forward to edifying others with this CLG.  They have their own laser-engraving business, and enjoy being able to work from home.  In their downtime they enjoy relaxing on the beach, biking, kayaking, visiting parks and museums, and exploring God’s creation.

Group #3 – Study Group
Wednesdays at 6:30pm • Brice’s Creek Area - Golike Home

This group is open to anyone.  Join them for the period of the 40 Days of Evangelism and then continue in the fall.  

Leaders: Greg and Mary Golike - Mary and Greg are the parents of three grown children (Jon and wife Emily, Eric and Monica).  Mary is now retired from elementary school teaching and dreams of being a botanist and wants to finish her healthy foods cookbook.  Greg works in engineering but dreams of being a symphony conductor and wants to ride his bike across the USA. Both have attended BCBC for several years and look forward to growing together as a group.

Group #4 – Marriage Enrichment

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • Heart of Havelock/Cherry Point

This group focuses on studies that invest into your marriage. This will be a blessing for your marriage through connecting with other couples with this Havelock/Cherry Point group and serving BCBC and its’ community.  This group’s study sources has been our Right Now Media marriage material to grow in communication and investing in your marriage. 

Leaders: Joe and Denise Cornwall, email:   Joe and Denise are very active in their family and in the Havelock community.  Joe enjoys woodworking so much so that upon retiring from the Marine Corps, he and Denise opened his own shop. Denise is passionate in family ministry and enjoys beauty care products in her business also.  They are love connecting and serving with their CLG fellowship .

Group #5 - Young Adults (ages 18-25) - DIVE

Tuesdays at 7pm & Sunday Mornings at 9:20am • BCBC & Various Places 

This is an ongoing Christian community group for young adults with Brice’s Creek Bible Church. DIVE is a peer led group under the leadership of Pastor Phil and Patrick Lebo. They gather weekly and Sunday mornings to incite wonder, provoke discovery and fuel passion. Further, the group enjoys many fellowship opportunities investing in community and outreach.

Patrick Lebo, email:   Patrick has now led the young adults for two plus years.  We are blessed and grateful to have him and his leadership in this capacity for kingdom growth seeking to equip and minister to our young adults.

Group #6 – Acts 4:13 Adult Group 

Meets on Sunday Mornings at 9:20am • BCBC Church House

This group meets on Sundays morning to be available for those with irregular work schedules as well as help new people to BCBC connect with us and experience deeper connection in small group. They enjoy fellowship opportunities outside of Sunday Morning and dig into God’s Word with dialogue to implement biblical principles to their daily lives.

Leaders: Ken Newlon - Ken, a retired Marine, is married to Cheryl and they have two adult daughters. One daughter is recently married and their other daughter attending college.  

Group #7 – Prayer Focused Group

Wednesdays at 6:30pm - 7:30pm • Host Home is Betty Jo Jones located New Bern in the Colonial Heights Neighborhood off of Trent Road. 

Join in us participating in dedicated time of prayer. This group meets to pray for current events, needs of the body, BCBC families, BCBC ministries, and each other.  Further, the group enjoys fellowship in ministering to each other and serving the body..

Leader: Pastor Barry, our Senior Pastor,   - Married to Kim and they have two adult children. Their son is recently married and works with Polaris, an organization combatting human trafficking that lobbies for legislation on Capitol Hill, and their daughter works for a nonprofit promoting organizations with their stories. Barry and Kim enjoy family activities, fitness, and enjoy their three pets.

Group #8 –  Bible Study - Revelations

Wednesdays at 7pm • Longleaf Pines Area 

This Community Life Group loves to parse through God’s Word to dig into meaning, application and sharing the Gospel.  Join us as we discover together, build deeper connections and minister to each other in fellowship. 

Leader: Steve Elliot at . Steve is married to Christine and they have three adult sons.  They enjoy outdoor activities and staying active. Steve enjoys acting opportunities and disk-golf to engage his sphere for the Lord. 

WOMEN'S GROUPS & STUDIES

Group #9  - Women’s Group -Kitchen Table Bible Study

Tuesday mornings, 9:30-11:00 a.m.—Home of Kim Teague (1104 Park Drive, New Bern)

- No childcare available - Beginning Tuesday, September 10th

Come gather around the kitchen table on Tuesday mornings starting in February, as we look into God’s Word and encourage one another. Our goal is to help connect with God and each other to grow in the Lord.

Leader: Kim Teague , email at:    Kim is married to Barry, and they have an adult daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. Kim enjoys writing and walking with Barry along with their dogs.

Group #10  - Women’s Group

Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm • Howry Home 

(Childcare available at BCBC for $2 per child, or $5 for 3 or more kids) 

Join us on Wednesday evenings for a time to explore deeper into our personal time with the Lord and being an encouragement to each other through fellowship and serving together.  We spend time encouraging each other as we build relationships and applying God’s Word into our lives.  Join us in our desire to grow closer to God and each other.  No pre-requisite to attend. We will be going through the book, The Good and Beautiful Life by Jason Smith.

Leader: Tara Howry  email: – Tara is married to Jud, our Community Life Pastor, and has a desire to minister in women’s lives for transformation by Christ’s love and dive deeper in spiritual formation for spiritual growth.  She is a wife, mother, and professional educator. She has three children: oldest son now married, , college aged daughter and another son in high school.. 

Group #11  - Women’s Group

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm • Lebo Home 

Join us on Tuesday evenings for a time to explore deeper into our personal time with the Lord and being an encouragement to each other through fellowship and serving together.  We spend time encouraging each other as we build relationships and applying God’s Word into our lives.  Join us in our desire to grow closer to God and each other.  No pre-requisite to attend. We will be going through the book, The Good and Beautiful Life by Jason Smith.

Leader: Lora Lebo . Lora has been married to Marty for 31 years. They share 3 adult sons and two daughters-in-law. Lora loves to spend time with friends doing God’s work together. She is also and avid reader and enjoys taking long walks.

Group #12 - Women’s Study Group 

Thursday mornings - 9:30am-11:30am at BCBC 

(Childcare available at $2 per child, or for 3 or more kids $5) 

This group of ladies is diverse in their age and seasons of life.  We come together weekly to grow in our relationship with God and one another.  This is a great small group to join if you are new to BCBC or have been here a while.  All are welcome!  This session study is by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Seeking Him, an interactive study designed to lead you into a revived relationship with your loving heavenly Father.

Leader: Nadia Matteson. She is a homeschool mom of 4 married almost 17 yrs to Jesse, a Marine C-130 pilot. Nadia loves encouraging the ladies and serving in their homeschool group and our church ministries. 

Group  #13 - Women’s Group

Thursday evenings at the Pettis’ home (Longleaf Pines Neighborhood), 6:30pm - 8:30pm  

This is a group of ladies that study God Word and encourage each other. Join us on Thursday evenings for a time to explore all God has for us. We enjoy spending time discussing biblical topics for current application in our lives and encouraging each other to build relationships with other women.  Join us in our desire to grow closer to God and each other.  No pre-requisite to attend.  

Leader: Barb Pettis, email: , married 34 years to Bob, and has four adult children. Barb serves the Lord in many capacities of BCBC ministry to include our greeter ministry, our community events and in BCBC’s Nativity Drive Through. She enjoys refurbishing old furniture and decorating.

MEN’S GROUPS / STUDIES

Group #14 – Men’s Group - Bible Study

Mondays at 7pm • BCBC 

Join us on Monday evenings for a time of reading God’s Word .  We spend time encouraging each other while we build relationships with other men and applying God’s Way into our lives.  Join us in our desire to grow closer to God and each other.  No pre-requisite to attend.  

Leader: Roland Hargett email:   is married to M’Barka. Roland and M’Barka enjoy playing golf. 

Group #15  - Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

6:30am - 7:30am 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Join us for this Men’s Ministry for great food and fellowship that helps “feed/cultivate” authentic relationships with other men and encourage us in our walk with the Lord. This is a great place to help men connect and springboard to deeper connection opportunities.

Leaders:  Paul Eyre, Joe Cornwall and Pastor Jud

Group #16  - Men’s 614 Group

6:14am - 7:00am 2nd & 4th Tuesday

Vision: A band of brothers joining together in passionate pursuit for the purity of Christ in our lives. 

Goal and Objectives: This vision will be achieved as we meet twice a month to focus on our 6:14 spiritual breakthrough prayer time together and by further using that time to expose the enemies lies and counter them with specific truth and prayer that leads us forward together along the path of freedom!

Leader:  Pastor Barry

Group #17 – Men’s Group 

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • BCBC - (Childcare available at $2 per child, or for 3 or more kids $5) 

Join us on Wednesday evenings for a time to explore how to be the man God intended. We spend time immersing in God’s Word for application into our daily lives.  Join us in our desire to grow closer to God and each other.  No pre-requisites to attend.  

Leader: Marty Lebo, email:   is married to Lora and they have 3 adult boys. Marty has a heart to work with men to realize their potential to be biblically authentic men.  

Co-Lead: Mike Black, married to Camille and has an adult daughter. Mike enjoys mentoring men and encouraging people in their work environments to share God’s love in and watch God’s power, provisions and many more blessings. 

Group #18  - Men’s Group - Authentic Manhood Series

Wednesdays at 7:30pm - Wojtylak Home 

Do you have a clear and compelling vision of what it really means for you to be the man God created you to be? Join with other men to learn the principles of authentic biblical manhood and encourage each other to follow them. and will go through the series “33: A Journey to Authentic Manhood” (http://www.authenticmanhood.com/). 

Leader:  RJ Wojtylak at . RJ is married to Bri and they have 4 boys!  RJ and Bri both work in the collegiate realm of academia.  They enjoy family events, travel, Disney World and RJ enjoys cooking amazing dishes.

Group #19 – Men’s Group - Coffee Time 

Thursdays at 6am to 7am • Havelock on Belltown Road, 253 in the Havelock Business Park  

Join us on Thursday morning for a time to study God’s Word. We spend time encouraging each other while we build relationships with other men and apply God’s Way into our lives.  Join us in our desire to grow closer to God and each other.  No pre-requisite to attend.  

Leader: Joe Cornwall call or text at 252-665-2276

Group #20 – Men’s Group - Coffee Time 

Thursdays at 7:30am to 8:30am • Various Coffee Houses in New Bern 

Join us on Thursday morning sharing in God’s Word from the weeks reading. We spend time encouraging each other while we build relationships with other men and apply God’s Way into our lives.  Join in the real time fellowship growing relationship with the Lord and each other.  No pre-requisite to attend.  

Leader: Pastor Jud, 252-675-3937. Jud is married to Tara for 19 years and have 3 grown kids: youngest is a junior in HS.  They enjoy time with family, movies and church activities.

SIGN UP BELOW FOR A GROUP - Contact Pastor Jud for questions 252-636-3378 or email:

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