We want to invite you to Connect with us in one of our life groups. Whether you’re Single, Engaged, a Newlywed, or a New Parent, it’s very important to connect with someone that relates to your stage of life. Our groups meet once a week, but they’re more about creating relationships that last a lifetime. We’re here to encourage, pray, and journey with you as you walk with the Lord. Find out more information below about our ministry or to find a life group that fits your needs.
Young Couples – Ewalt
ABOUT OUR LIFE GROUP:
This Life Groups consists of couples in their 20-30s, Engaged, Newlyweds, or New Parents. We focus on biblical truth, while applying it to our marriage and everyday walk with the Lord. The class has a strong small group setting and regularly gathers together for functions outside of the Sunday morning Life Group.
ABOUT OUR TEACHER:
Derek serves at Bellevue as the Minister to Youth Sports. Derek and Shirynn have been married 8 years and have four children: Camden, Maddie, Josiah, and Chloe. Outside of work, Derek and Shirynn love spending time with family and doing anything recreation-wise.
ABOUT OUR LIFE GROUP:
In this life group you’ll find a group of young couples and young families in their 20s. It is the goal of this class to minister to young couples throughout the Memphis area. We believe we can do this in three ways, by growing spiritually through Biblical Truth, building community within our group, and reaching out to those in need. We also hope you’ll feel at home as we break into small groups in class on Sundays, and gather together for fun outside of class for monthly socials We’d love to have you come join us!
ABOUT OUR TEACHER:
Chris serves at Bellevue as a Next Steps Minister, and Jessica is a Kindergarten teacher at Macon Road Baptist School. They have been married for four years, and have one daughter named Lydia. Anything that involves time with family, or spending time with people is what you’ll find them doing. Chris is regularly involved in the Recreation Ministry sports at Bellevue, and Jessica is his biggest fan! Both help with the Next Generation Ministry and love pouring into people.
Nathan and Stephanie Stanfield
Room F237 | Co-Ed
This Life Groups consists of singles in their 20-30s. We focus on biblical truth, while applying it to our lives and everyday walk with the Lord. Nathan serves at Bellevue as the Young Adult Singles Ministerial Assistant. In his spare time he enjoys spending it with friends and family.
Gladys Soza and Katie Pounds
F235 | Ladies
ABOUT OUR LIFE GROUP:
This Life Group consists of Nearlywed and Newlywed couples in their 20’s and early 30’s. We focus on topics that all marriages deal with like finances, communication, and how to love your spouse according to God’s word, just to name a few. We also discuss relevant biblical topics and how we can relate to them. We are a community of believers that consistently serve one another and the body of Christ in practical ways, and simply enjoy living life together!
ABOUT OUR TEACHERS:
This Life Group is co-taught by Daniel Holmes and Andrew Triplett. Daniel has been a member at Bellevue since April 2010, and serves as a deacon. He is the middle school athletic director at Evangelical Christian School in Cordova. Daniel is married to his wife, Whitney. Andrew has been a member at Bellevue since 2009, and also serves as a deacon. Andrew is the Product Specialist for TouchPoint Software. Andrew is married to his wife, Jenny, and they have two children, Elizabeth and Luke. Both of these guys have a love for sports, a passion to serve the Lord and teach God’s word.
Foundations Life Group
ABOUT OUR CLASS:
The “Foundations Life Group: Building Your House on the Rock” is designed to help set a solid foundation for your marriage and family. Matthew 7:24 – 27 says, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And when the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell-and great was its fall.” Let’s help each other build our house on THE ROCK of Jesus Christ!
ABOUT OUR TEACHERS:
Robby and Ashley Donaldson have been members of Bellevue for 20 years. They have a passion for God’s Word and enjoy serving others. Robby is the Elementary Athletic Director at Briarcrest Christian School, and he also coaches varsity football, elementary basketball, and middle school baseball. Ashley works at Regency Homebuilders. They have two boys, Caleb and JD. The Donaldsons enjoy hanging out with family, watching the boys play sports, going to the lake and beach, and rooting on their favorite sports teams.
Bryan and Amanda came to Bellevue in 2007. Bryan is the Head of School at Christ Methodist Day School, and Amanda teaches Freshman English at Briarcrest. They have three children, Fenton, Ella, and Maddie Grace. They have a passion for working with younger couples to provide mentoring and discipleship to them both individually and to their families. Bryan and Amanda enjoy spending time with their three children the most and seek to raise their family to have a deep faith in God.
ABOUT OUR CLASS:
This Life Group focuses on investing in the marriages of young couples in their 20s, who may or may not have children, to prepare them for the road ahead using practical truth from God’s word. They cover relevant issues all couples deal with, especially those newer to marriage, by diving into the Bible and encouraging and sharpening one another through vibrant discussions. This Life Group will also help prepare husbands and wives who are seeking the Lord to become godly fathers and mothers. They like to say they are touching tomorrow today by investing in the lives of young families that will have a spiritual impact on their futures. We strive to create community that supports and encourages one another not just on Sunday mornings, but throughout the week through fellowship events and discipleship groups.
ABOUT OUR TEACHERS:
Blake and Lauren have been married since 2011 and have 2 young children. Blake and Lauren have been at Bellevue their whole lives. They met there during college and were married soon after. Blake serves as a deacon at Bellevue and is a Sales Rep for a medical device company. Lauren worked as a nurse at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for 6 years before becoming a stay at home mom. Blake and Lauren have a desire to invest in the lives of couples by creating a spiritual community that strengthens marriages and families through God’s word.
Pablo Pereyra has been a Memphian since the age of 12, when his family moved to the United States from Uruguay, South America. While attending college in Missouri, he met Bobbi, who grew up as a missionary kid in the same small country of Uruguay and they married and returned to Memphis shortly after graduation.
Now fifteen years later, Pablo is living his dream of running his own small business
and Bobbi stays busy managing their active household of five children. They have been at Bellevue for seven years, serving together in children’s ministry, recreation, and engaged couples’ ministry.
About the class:
Geared towards engaged and newly married couples, this class offers biblical teaching on essential marriage topics such as expectations, communication and conflict, and two becoming one. We favor an engaging, discussion-based format where participants interact with the teaching and with each other. Our goal is to come alongside young couples as they are just starting out, helping them to grow closer to each another and stronger in their relationship with Christ.
Jamie & Cheryl Baker, Blake & Emily Mashour
Room F241/243 | Co-Ed
Jamie and Cheryl are active homeschool parents of their daughter. They enjoy spending time together as a family and often Serve Out at Bellevue’s Frayser campus and other ministries in the church.
Our Life Group is made up of singles in their 20’s and 30’s. We focus on biblical truth and how it relates to our everyday life as well as going through culturally relevant biblical topics. The class has an inviting group environment and regularly gathers together for functions outside of the Sunday morning. We serve out through Bellevue Frayser regularly as well as through Bellevue Loves Memphis events.
Joe Bayless and Matt Eastburn
Room F237 | Men
Room F233 | Men
James and his wife Tanya have 4 children and have been married 16 years. James is the Vice President of Merchandising at Crestview Collection and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and coaching their children’s sports. James also enjoys serving Bellevue as deacon and disciple-making. Our Life Group is made up of men in their 20’s and early 30’s. Our class is comprised of men with and without children. Our lessons are focused on developing men to be godly leaders at home, at work and in the community. Outside of Sunday morning, this class regularly joins the Young Adult Ministry through get-togethers, social events, and discipleship groups.
Tanya Franks, Brooke Sullivan, and Clara Bright
Room F243 | Ladies
Tanya serves as Bellevue’s Young Adult Singles Director. Tanya and James have been married 16 years and have four children: Ethan, Lauren, Adrian and Addison. Tanya enjoys spending time with her family, traveling with her husband and investing into the lives of young adults. Brooke and her husband Josh have 2 girls, Sydney and Ruby Claire. Brooke is a part-time pharmacist and a full-time mom. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends. Our Life Group is made up of single ladies in their 20’s and early 30’s. We take an extensive, in depth, verse by verse study of the bible each week. We seek to be women of the Word, challenge one another in our personal walk with the Lord, and encourage one another to make a Kingdom impact in our workplaces, community and the world. We enjoy gathering outside of Sunday mornings through dinner parties and events within the Young Adult Singles ministry. We serve out regularly at Bellevue Frayser.
Mark Smith, Brad Wood & Josh Regel
Room F227 | Coed Young Professional Singles
Brad and Melanie have 3 children. They met in Bellevue’s Young Adult Ministry and married in 2003. Brad enjoys serving Bellevue as a deacon, a volunteer for Guest Service Ministry and prayer ministry. Melanie volunteers in the nursery and enjoys working at Camp Outrageous. Both have a passion for making disciples.
Mark and Cheri have been married for 33 years and have 3 young adult married children and one in high school. We served in the college ministry for about 8 years and are now ministering in the singles Young Professionals Class. We see this community within our church as one of high priority. They will lead our church in the years ahead. We consider it a privilege to share life with them and to encourage them in their relationship with Christ. Mark and I believe in the importance of discipleship and have lead several groups while serving in both the college and singles ministry.
Josh and Summer met at UT Health Science Center while attending pharmacy school and were married in 2001. They own and operate Regel Pharmalab, a compounding pharmacy, located in Germantown, TN. Josh enjoys outdoor sports, hunting, and is an avid Tennessee football fan. Summer enjoys cooking, reading, and outdoor activities with family. As a family, they enjoy sporting events, vacationing together, and especially the beach. Teaching in the Young Professional Class and discipling young adults has proven to be a highlight their life and they look forward to what God has in store for them in the days ahead.
Our Life Group is made up of young professional singles in their 20’s and early 30’s. We focus on topics that apply biblical truth to our career, workplaces, and daily lives, as well as going through culturally relevant biblical topics. Discipleship is at the heart of everything we do. Each leader and wife meets throughout the year with members from our class for one-on-one and group discipleship. Outside of Sunday Morning Life Group, we enjoy going out to lunch, game nights, and simply being together. We serve out regularly through Bellevue Frayser and host outreach lunches at the BCM-HSC-University of Tennessee.
Young Couples – Alex Thomas
ABOUT ALEX’S LIFEGROUP:
Our Life Group is made up of young couples in their 20’s and early 30’s some engaged, newlyweds, and new parents. We focus on marriage topics, as well as going through culturally relevant biblical topics. Discipleship is a thread that runs through everything we do and our couples enjoy spending time together outside of Sunday Morning Life Group, whether playing sports together, going out to eat, or chillin’ at the park.
ABOUT ALEX AND HIS FAMILY:
Alex and Maria are excited about leading in the young married department and encouraging couples to grow closer together by first seeking the Lord. Alex is a Sr. Financial Analyst for FedEx. He developed his passion for leading through the coaching of multiple adult sports teams at Bellevue. Maria teaches elementary music at ECS. Alex and Maria have a desire to live life together with their Life Group through the use of small groups and discipleship. They have been married since 2009 and have two boys Gavin and Ryker and two Cairn Terriers. Alex and Maria enjoy spending time with their family, kayaking and playing board games.
Erly & Maria Alonso
Room F243 | Coed
Erly and Maria are products of Southern Baptist missionary work in their native home, Cuba. They have a special heart for mission work locally and in the Caribbean and Latin American communities. Erly owns an aviation support business and enjoys spending time with Maria, their children and grand children.
Our Life Group is made up of singles in their 20’s and 30’s. We focus on our personal walk with the Lord, dig deep into biblical truth and believe in raising up leaders within the church and community. We are a class that believes in the power of prayer and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives to use as for His purpose and for His glory. We serve out regularly through Su Casa Ministries and Bellevue Frayser.