What is a Small Group?

A small group is a gathering of 3-12 people that exists to bring people together for the purpose of discipleship, spiritual growth, and fellowship.


What You Can Expect

You can expect authentic community, fun, rich conversations about God’s Word, and life application. Your small group will not only become a place where people know your name, but care about what is happening to you, in your life, and within your spiritual journey.


When & Where

Groups meet throughout the month at a consistent time and location of their choosing. As the group evolves the community might decide to hold additional gatherings. Any additional gatherings will be communicated in a timely manner. Please see the details below.


Additional Information

Groups marked by an asterisk (*) are open for more than 12 members. Additionally, for small groups to be successful, please plan to fully participate by striving to regularly attend the once-a-month gatherings. For more information, please email: franshon.reid@gmail.com


Married Couples Small Group
Monthly – 3rd Wednesday
Location: The Church Library
Leaders: Albert & Fran Buckner

About: Fran and Al have been married for 32 years and were the first couple to get married in our current church location. They have experience with marriage counseling and have been involved in the Marriage Ministry for over 30 years. They are excited about all that’s in store for you!

*Women’s Small Group
Monthly – 1st Thursday

Location Church Chapel
Leader: Carol McWilliams


About: For 10 years, Carol worked with women who were incarcerated and wants to continue to spread God’s love for His daughters. She is excited to lead a small group that will foster sisterhood, friendship, fellowship, connection, and much more.

*Young Adult Group
Monthly – 3rd Thursday
6:30PM **New Time**
Location: Southern Grounds
1681 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Leader: Heather Rollinson


Heather is a native of Jacksonville and proud graduate of Florida A&M University, as well as Jacksonville University.  She has a down-to-earth personality and a true heart of service that is exemplified within her daily walk. She enjoys fitness, cooking, shopping, traveling, and finding new adventures with nature and foods and is excited to lead this small group community. This group is open to ages 18-46.


*Men’s Small Group
Monthly – 2nd Wednesday

Location: Virtual/In-Person
Leader: Rev. Karl Brown


Rev. Brown is a minister at Saint Paul A.M.E. Church. He is the lead teacher for Saint Paul’s noon Bible Study affectionately called Wednesdays in the Word and works with a community of men to lead the Men of Valor Men’s Ministry at Saint Paul A.M.E. Church. Rev. Brown is also well known for his forward-thinking nature and inclusiveness of men from all walks of life.  He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. 



Widow(ers) Small Group
Monthly – 3rd Thursday
Location: Church Library
Leader: Geneva Pittman


Geneva is a widow of 16 years after being married for 42 years to the love of her life. Her life changed drastically until God gave her a different outlook on life and helped her count the numerous blessings she still enjoys today.

Online Small Group 
Monthly – 2nd Wednesday

6:00PM (time subject to change based on participants)
Location: Online (Shared with Group Members)
Leader: Rev. Yvette Richardson-Hauser


Rev. Hauser has shared her life with her husband for more than 25 years of marriage. Together, they are blessed with three children: a son and twin daughters. Her deep-seated passion for caring for others has led her to pursue studies in chaplaincy and counseling at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She is eager to continue providing support along with guidance to those in need.

Grief Group (Grief Share)
Meetings: TBD
Location: TBD
Leader: In Training
Contact: TBD


Please stay tuned for more information after this leader completes the training for this nationally supported and well known program.