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.

All groups are reconvening for the weeks of September 5th (week after Labor Day weekend) and meet up to the 1st week of December.  

Please sign up via website, or by email, 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:   or   - They have been married for 10 years with four children. They love family time and spending time a 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 marriage material from the Parrott’s, “Good Fight & “Love Like This” to delve in your communication and investing in your marriage.  Join them for the rich time of encouragement and fellowship .

Leaders: David and Alisa Dear, email:   – They have been married eight years and enjoy delving into 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 eastern North Carolina.

Group #3 – Study Group with “Encounters with Jesus”

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • Brice’s Creek Area - Golike Home

This group is open to anyone.  Join us to delve into together for studying Tim Keller’s book on “Encounters with Jesus.”  Be with us to connect through fellowship and applying biblical truths in our walk with Jesus.  

Leaders: Greg and Mary Golike - Mary and Greg are the parents of three grown children (Jon and wife Emily, Eric and Monica).  Mary teaches fourth grade but 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 this fall.

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 will also be a place with marriage material from the Parrott’s, “Good Fight & “Love Like This” to delve in your communication and investing in your marriage. 

Leaders: Joe and Denise Cornwall, email:   They have been married for 28 years and have 5 grown children and 7 grandchildren.  Joe enjoys woodworking so much so that upon retiring from the Marine Corps, he opened his own shop. Denise runs their woodworking business and has a business of her own. They are eager and love connecting in 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.

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 –  End Times Study from the book of Daniel

Wednesdays at 7pm • BCBC 

This Community Life Group loves to parse through God’s Word to dig into meaning and application for life today.  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.  


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, beginning September 10th, 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. We will be using material over this fall with a study called Psalm 23: The Shepherd With Me by Jennifer Rothschild.

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 God 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 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 we will read the study God of Covenant by Jen Wilkins.  This study begins in Genesis 12 and walks alongside the fathers of our faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph—to discern Jesus in the stories of His people. Over 10 sessions, discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Leader: Amanda Fahey, email: , has been married to Jonathan for 15 years and they have three boys 12, 9 and 5 years old.  She is involved with children's ministry and is passionate about working with children and their families.  She loves being outdoors, sewing and being creative in her spare time.

Group  #12 - 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 33 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.


Group #13 – 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 #14  - 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.

Lead:  Joe Cornwall and cooking team

Group #15 – 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-Leads: Mike Black and Kevin Kelley

Group #16  - Men’s Group - Authentic Manhood Series

Wednesdays - Location TBD pending group size - 7:30pm 

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” ( 

Leader:  RJ Wojtylak at .  co-led with Cameron Kishel, Jonathan Fahey and Alec Newton.

Group #17 – 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 #18 – Men’s Group with Various Studies from our Right Now Media Resource
Thursdays at 9am - BCBC

This group of men are using our Right Now Media resource for discussion, application, encouragement and prayer.

Leader: Bob Pettis, email: - Bob is married to Barb and they have four adult children. Bob is passionate towards missions and helps lead short term mission trips to Guatemala.  They enjoy family activities and serving in many ways in supporting BCBC’s vision.

Group #19 – Men’s 614 Group with Pastor Barry 
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:14am to 7am - BCBC

The Goal: the path to achieve this future will be to create a healthy gathering and support environment where men experience and live out spiritual breakthrough on a daily basis.

The Objectives: to maintain this path we will meet twice a month:

*to arm ourselves with spiritual truth and practical resources

*to pray specifically for spiritual breakthrough and victory

*to develop and implement specific spiritual disciplines designed to realign and maintain toward God, our wife, and our family. 


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

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