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 to grow our faith and reach out to our community.

All groups are reconvening for the weeks of September 6th (week after Labor Day weekend) and meet up to the 1st week of December.  

Please sign up below.  Questions? Contact any of our CLG Leaders or Pastor Jud.

(NEW) Group #1 - Connecting Spot (Virtually) / Gospel of James with Francis Chan

Wednesdays at 7:15pm - Zoom Meeting:

This group gathers and connects with Right Now Media material. This is group is a continuous opening for anyone to jump in with our study in connecting to God and with each other. This is a great place for you to meet every Wednesday. Join us and tell others.

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 fellowship activities.

Group #2 - Gospel for Everyday Life (CLG)

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 #3 - 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 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 #4  - Marriage Focus Group (CLG)

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • BCBC 

This group and will be using the Right Now Medial resource to build into their marriages and wiled God’s Word into the lives.  Join them for the rich time of encouragement and fellowship .

Leaders: David and Alisa Dear, email:   – They have been married eleven 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.

Co- Leaders: John and Christine Fordham, married for almost 30 years and enjoy outdoor activities, and campside-like gatherings. 

Group #5 – Life Support (CLG)

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

This group focuses on intensifying bonds with fellow believers to create a support group with meaningful fellowship and a deep sense of belonging. We use our loving forum for various Right Now media Bible study subjects and discussion to become more Christlike in every aspect of our lives. We believe that we glorify God when we are the hands and feet of Jesus and strive to equip each member to practice service to one another and to our community.  No childcare offered.

Leaders: Joe and Denise Cornwall, email: 

Joe and Denise are very active in their family and in the Havelock community.  They love cooking and spending time with their 10 grandchildren. Joe enjoys woodworking so much so that he turned it into a plaque business after retiring from the Marine Corps. Denise is passionate in family ministry and has owned a Mary Kay business for 20 years.  They love connecting and serving with their CLG fellowship members.

Group #6 – Prayer Focused Group (CLG)

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 #7 – Adult Group - Revelations (CLG)

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. 

Group #8 – Acts 4:13 Adult Group (CLG)

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 #9  - Women’s Group -Kitchen Table Bible Study (CLG)

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

- No childcare available  

Come gather around the kitchen table on Tuesday mornings 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. This fall, we will be diving into the book of Colossians drawing form Lou Giglio as a source from BCBC’s Right Now Media resource. 

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 (CLG)

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. 

UPDATE - This fall we will join author, Jennifer Rothschild, in a video Bible study series called "Me, Myself, and Lies." Through this study, we will look at our thoughts that are sometimes filled with lies we are tempted to believe about ourselves and our relationships. We will study, instead, how God sees us, learning to transform our thoughts to be in line with His Word. 

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 #11  - Women’s Group (CLG)

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

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 a study by Kelly Minter., All Things New,  8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.

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 #12 - Women’s Study Group (Women's Ministry)

Thursday mornings / 9:30am-11:30am - location pending 

(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 fall will be focused on Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break - Bible Study Book by Kelly Minter is a 7-session Bible study for women. Nehemiah's heart was so broken for those in need that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them. Like Kelly’s other studies in the Living Room Series, you'll find authentic Bible teaching, recipes, and a relational approach. Nehemiah also includes 7 video sessions and real-life ways to put feet to your faith. Are you ready to let God break your heart for a hurting, lost world and move you in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus?  

This is a great small group to join if you are new to BCBC or have been here a while.  All are welcome!

Leader: Amanda Fahey ( ) Amanda has been married to Jon for 17 years and the have 3 boys ranging in age from 6 up to 13 years old. Amanda loves serving in the children’s ministry team as well as at her children’s school.  She enjoys being outdoors and crafting in her spare time.

Group #13 - Women’s Group (CLG)

Thursday evenings at BCBC / 6pm - 8pm  

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. Our study:  “Not Alone – A Study of Friendship” by Jennie Allen from BCBC’s Right Now Media.  Join us in our desire to bless the Lord and each other.  No pre-requisite to attend.  

Leader:  Valerie Beck ( 252-916-5744).  Val is married to Larry Beck.  They enjoy exercise, travel and entertainment activities. 



Group #14 – Men’s Group - Bible Study (Men' Ministry)

1st and 3rd Mondays at 6pm • BCBC 

Join us on 1st and 3rd 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 Men's Ministry)  - Canceled for fall

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 Group - 614

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 (CLG)

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • BCBC

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

Wednesdays at 7:30pm - Wojtylak Home (CLG)

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 Jesus. Their study focus is from Right Now Media material that encourages growth in leadership for every area of life.

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 7:30am to 8:30am • BCBC 

Join us on Thursday morning sharing in God’s Word from the week’s 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, and Co-Lead with Steve Elliot, 774-329-5418

Group #20 – Men’s Group - Coffee Time 

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

Join us for a time to study God’s Word. We spend time encouraging each other in our daily life, woes, struggles to build one another up and apply God’s Word 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

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

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