LIFEgroups are small group gatherings of people connected with others in ways that help them grow to love God and others even more.

LIFEgroups are the right place where you can love and be loved, care and be cared for, serve and be served. Being a part of a LIFEgroup will connect you with a group of friends who care for each other, and together grow in their faith through Bible Study and fellowships in homes.

LIFEgroups for all ages meet on campus. There are also online, off campus, and hybrid in-person/online groups. Off campus and online groups meet at different days, places, times, or locations than traditional on campus Sunday groups.

If you are not currently connected to a LIFEgroup, scroll down this page for information about our LIFEgroups, or stop by Next Steps in the Lobby to find a group that is a great fit for you! You can also email us at and we'll answer your questions and help you find a group that is right for you.

Check out these Frequently Asked Questions about LIFEgroups


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Age-grouped Preschool, Kids, and Student LIFEgroups meet at 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM on Sundays

PRESCHOOL (birth - Kindergarten): 1st Floor, East Entrance
KIDS (1st-5th grade): Kids Area, North Entrance
STUDENTS (6th-12th grade): 3rd Floor


Some adult groups also offer a virtual meeting with those at home.

LIFEgroups 7:45 AM

Group Name Leaders + Virtual Room Ages
Early Horizons E. Chappell YES 301-302 50-70
Winning Walk V. Rose
208-209 ALL


LIFEgroups 9:00 - 10:15 AM

Group Name Leaders + Virtual Room Ages
Clay Vessels in His Grip S. Lawrence
202 60-80
Young Adults/College Jeremy Gupton

306 18-24
Faith Bible Class (Women) Leah Morris
Parlor 65-80
Fishers of Men Jimmy Hunt   304 Adult men
G.I.F.T. Alex McConnaghy
311 35-55
Herring LIFEgroup Phillip Herring
309 All ages
Firm Foundation Horning/Wright
208-209 30-50
Legacy Builders and Spiritual Bootcamp Men Mike Kynett
308 40+
Legacy Builders Women Robin Howerin
307 40+
Life Together Dwayne Boyce YES
220 All ages
Shepherds Max Kymmell YES 232 50+
Thrive Dave Lewis
204 18-30
Women of Gratitude Jan Herring
310 ALL
Women of Praise Debbie Hardway YES 203 45-65
Young Professionals Sean Hall YES 305 18-30

LIFEgroups 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Group Name Leaders + Virtual Room Ages
Challengers Charles Blackman
202 65+
Circle of Encouragers Michael Little
311 50-75
Conquerors Dave Brown
203 65-80
Friendship Dick Baker YES
208-209 65+
Glad TidingsJames Akinade  304 All ages
God's Good News Hilton Oliver
303 45-65
Growth Track P. Herring
206 All ages
Life Savers Paul Simmons
301-302 45-70
Never Alone Tom Wilson
308 All ages
One Accord Tom Mowell
310 25-40
Parents of Special Friends
Michael Kelly
Pathfinders J. Uberman
Parlor 70+
Truth Seekers Gary Ferman

317 35-75
Walters/Bassett Lance Walters
Jordan Bassett

207 20-40
Women of the Word Connie Keyes
220 45-70


LIFEgroups meet virtually over the internet with Zoom or via a conference call

Group Name Leaders Day Time Type Ages
BereansHilton OliverSAT1:00 PMConf Call65+
Fishers of Men Rob Simmons MON 6:30 PM Zoom  Adult Men
In Touch Lyle Barstow SUN 10:00 AM
Conf Call 65+
Mims Bible Class Leon Scott MON 3:00 PM Conf Call 65+
Orchestra Irv Beard SUN 6:30 PM
War Room Prayer Group
Linda Woodard
10:00 AM
Conf Call
 Adult Women
Sisters in Faith
Ann Verhaagen SUN 8:00 AM Conf Call ALL AGES


Group Name Leaders Day Time Ages Contact
Professional Young Adults Kristina Foster
TUE 6:30 PM 20-39
Young Adult Co-Ed
Jordan & Lauren Bassett
7:30 PM
Young Adults - Women Debbie Culpeper FRI 6:30 PM 18-35 email
Young Adults - Men Gary Sanders FRI 6:30 PM 18-35 email
Men's Bible Study
Kevin Beardsley
7:30 AM
 Adult Men
Young Married Couples
Tim Whitney
4:30 PM



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First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226

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