Because God designed us to know and be known by others, FOCUS groups will intentionally connect people to Christ and his church through small groups of 6-14 people for Fellowship, Outreach, Care, the Utilization of gifts and Spiritual growth.  

John 13:34-35,
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

 Enjoying a FOCUS meal together

Enjoying a FOCUS meal together

FOCUS groups meet weekly from September through December, when they break for the holidays. The groups resume meeting in January and meet through May. Groups meet in a variety of locations in the Goose Creek, Summerville & Hanahan area, and there are options for days and times.

All Sunday evening groups meet from 5:30-7:15 p.m. Childcare is available on Sunday evenings if you register your infant through 5th graders for Metro Kids Club that meet at the church from 5:30 (drop off begins at 5:15) to 7:30 p.m. The middle school youth group, Jr. Slam, also meets during this time at the church. 

Focus Groups & Leaders:

Nate & Kate Arnold
Kim & Janice Gissendanner

Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Crowfield Plantation

Todd & Kelly Billman
Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Cane Bay Plantation

Howard & Alleyn Cole
FOCUS 20/30
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:30pm to 9p.m.
Carnes Crossroads off 17Main
Goose Creek/Summerville

Ryan & Susan Davies
Alex & Karly Cortez

Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Crowfield Plantation

Lee & Wendy Inocente
Sunday afternoons 1p.m.-2:30p.m.



Brian & Amy Kath
Most Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Goose Creek/Summerville line

Scott & Janece Martin
Howard & Alleyn Cole

Most Sunday nights at 5:30-7:15p.m.
Carnes Crossroads off 17Main
at the Cole home

Roban & Athena Mears
Alan & Peggy Benson
Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Goose Creek off the 52

Chuck & Renee Rhoads
Most Sunday nights at 5:30-7:15p.m.
Carnes Crossroads off 17 Main at
the Aban home

Coleman & Amanda Gonzalez
Most Sundays@7p.m.-9p.m.
Summerville behind Target

FOCUS College

Our ministry to those in college includes a weekly time to eat together and to discuss spiritual issues. Ages 18-23. We meet Sunday nights at 7:30p.m. at the home of Coleman Gonzalez.  For those post-college, married or unmarried with no children, see below for Focus 20/30

Come check us out or give us a call at 843-764-0873 or e-mail Coleman Gonzalez

FOCUS 20/30


This FOCUS group is specifically designed for those in their 20s/30s that are post-college age but not yet ready to enter a weekly FOCUS group. This individual is in the work force, married or unmarried and without children. Any student in the traditional college age years (18-23) will be encouraged to attend the FOCUS College group that meets on Sunday night. Working adults in their early 20's not attending traditional college are encouraged to attend either group or both groups for support. 

We  meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 7:30p.m. to 9p.m. (Cole's residence) and occasional social activities. If you are interested in joining this group, please email Howard at with any questions and/or suggestions.