Adult 80s+

As mature servants, Bellevue’s Adult 80s+ Life Groups love God, love our church, love people, and love to serve. They are committed to encouraging and affirming continued growth in wisdom and in faith, while also making available opportunities for fellowship and service to the congregation and to the community.  They also provide loving support and assistance during times of need and change in the lives of older adults and their families.

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Individual Date Nights

In a culture that devalues marriage, Bellevue wants to celebrate it by equipping you with resources and date nights to promote a healthy marriage. Date nights are designed for you to go out on a date with your spouse. We will provide a “date card” with interactive questions and conversation topics to get you intentionally talking about your marriage.

UPCOMING DATE NIGHTS:
January 20
February 14
April 7

8:00 a.m.
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Couples & Singles

Virg Stoneking
Location: W141

The Truth Seekers Life Group is a caring group of married and single senior adults. The teaching style is multi-faceted with media and lecture of life application of Bible exposition with spirited discussion.

Virg Stoneking is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, former college professor and senior pastor, and retired national sales manager. Virg and his wife Cel have been married 53 years and have three adult children and five grandchildren.


Ron Jerkins
Location:
W140

The Living Word Life Group is a group of caring, loving, serving senior adults. Teaching lecture style with lots of discussion, Ron teaches through each book of the Bible.

Ron has been married 45+ years and has one adult son and one adult daughter and seven grandchildren. Ron serves in Bellevue’s Pastoral Care Ministry and leads the evening GriefShare class.


Jones/Williams
Location:
W148

The Bereans Life Group with Ed Williams, retired attorney, and Ed Jones, retired naval aviator, as co-teachers utilizes Lifeway‘s Explore the Bible quarterly study guide. Their lecture method of teaching is utilized with discussion participation by class members.

Ladies Only

Lois Peeples
Location: W142

The Friendship Life Group is led by master teacher Lois Peeples using the platform of Lifeway’s Explore the Bible. This class is built on love for others and love of the Word. Lois organized this class in April 1976 and has been faithfully teaching and leading the ladies in the Word and in their walk with the Lord. Her greatest love is teaching the Bible and witnessing. She has two adult children and two grandchildren.

Men Only

Don Rogers
Location:
W154

The Rogers Life Group is a small group of retired men who enjoy the fellowship of gathering in a circle to discuss the Scripture and praying together. Don is teaching through the Bible using Union Gospel Press quarterlies. Don is a deacon and retired military. He has four adult daughters and five grandchildren.

9:20 a.m.
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11:00 a.m.
Couples and Singles

Don Russum
Location:
W150

The King’s Family Life Group is a group of married, widow/widowers, single adult. Most are retired or nearing retirement. Lessons are taught lecture-style with class discussion using LifeWay’s The Gospel Project. Don has been teaching 20+ years.

Don and his wife Janis have been married since 2010 and each have adult children from their first marriages. Don is a Bellevue deacon, is retired from the commercial construction industry, and owns Vision Synthetics.

Ladies Only

Gayle Pirtle
Location:
W140

The Dorcas Life Group is a group of married, widowed, single senior adult ladies. Lessons are taught lecture-style with discussion as Gayle teaches through books of the Bible. Gayle and her husband Jim have been married for 50+ years and have two adult children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She has taught the Dorcas class for 20+ years and is a retired school teacher.


Lillian Nutzell
Location:
W145

The Truth Life Group is a group of close-knit group of caring, loving senior adult ladies who minister throughout the week to each other. Lessons are taught lecture style with some discussion.

Lillian is a master teacher with 30+ years’ experience who teaches books of the Bible with a strong emphasis on growing in faith. She is retired as an accountant with Chemical Specialist.


Sharon Grimes
Location:
W152

The Living Hope Life Group is a group of loving, caring, praying senior adult ladies. Teaching lecture style with some discussion, Sharon uses LifeWay’s Bible Studies for Life series.

Sharon and her husband Walt have been married 35+ years and have two adult daughters.

Men Only

Mark Alan Vinson
Location:
W144

The Yokefellow Life Group was originally formed in 1920 and has a proud history at Bellevue. It is now a small class of retired and working men. Teaching in lecture style, Mark Alan is taking the men through the Bible using LifeWay’s Explore the Bible series. They start the class with prayers and singing hymns from the hymnal. Mark Alan and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 20+ years. He is a professor of English at Northwest Mississippi College.