Life groups


We are created by God for community and to live life with one another. This is the purpose of “Life Groups,” to have a group of people where we can live out “life” with one another through sharing meals, studying scripture, praying together, and sharing the burdens of life with one another.


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."

Depending on the group, most Life Groups meet either weekly or every other week from September through May with some off time around holidays. Each Life Group meets in different areas within our community at times that tend to work best for those in the group.

Sunday evening Life Groups meet from 5:30-7:15pm and childcare is provided during this time on site at the church so that parents with small children can participate in a Life Group. Infants through 5th graders participate in MetroKids Club while 6th through 8th graders go to Jr. SLAM.  Drop off begins at 5:15pm and pick-up is at 7:30 pm.



LIFE Groups & Leaders:

Bryan & Jennifer Hook
Todd & Kelly Billman

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

Kurt & Mary Brace
John & Monica Miller
Paul & Sacha Whitmore

Most Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.

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

Ken Dorian
Matt & Amy Townsend
Kim & Janice Gissendanner

Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Goose Creek



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

Howard & Alleyn Cole
Jonathan & Kelly Helms
Most Sunday nights at 5:30-7:15p.m.
Carnes Crossroads off 17Main
at the Cole home

Nate & Kate Arnold
Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
St. George

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

Chris & Sarah Cates
1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7:30p.m. to 9p.m.
Hanahan in Tanner Plantation

college life group

Our ministry to those in college includes a bi-weekly time to eat together and to discuss spiritual issues as well as scheduled group hang outs and activities. A simple dinner is provided at our Tuesday meetings! Ages 18-23. For those post-college, married or unmarried with no children, see below for 20/30 Life Group.

Come check us out or shoot us a text at 301-928-4679 or e-mail Chris and Sarah Cates at

20/30 Life group


This Life Group is specifically designed for those in their 20s/30s that are post-college age but not yet ready to enter a weekly Life 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 College Life Group group that meets on alternate Tuesday nights. 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.