Life Groups

Doing life together. 

And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works.

Hebrews 10:24 CSB

At Hernando Baptist, we value godly relationships that are built on the principles of God’s Word. Life Groups connect people in godly, growing relationships that will thrive. When you abide in Christ and connect with other believers you will discover ways to serve people both in the church and in our community. We seek to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We study God’s Word in order to grow in our love for Him and others... leading all people to be transformed by Jesus Christ.

Life Group Studies

Our Kids, Students, and many Adult Life Groups use the curriculum, Bible Studies for Life -
which is best described as a balanced relatable approach to studying the Bible.
All other adult groups use the material from Explore the Bible - biblical truth for the whole person.
We place a priority on studying the Word of God as we abide in Christ,.
We connect with one another as we serve others and share Christ with the world.
What are Life Groups all about at Hernando Baptist Church?
Check out the video below as Pastor Ron gives a brief description of the purpose of Life Groups at HBC.

Life Groups

For Adults


College & Career -  Jay  Hodges | E217

Coed Young Adults - Ben & Stephanie Womble | E218

Coed Young Adults– Ben & Laura Boren | E224

Coed Adults - Kyle & Mel Gomes | E202

Coed Adults – Jamie & Jennifer Pourciaux | E216

Coed Adults – Mike & Cheryl Perkins | E210

Coed Adults – Hank Jackson |C120

Coed Adults – Tommy & Deniese Swindoll | C100

Ladies  – Jan Jackson | C125

Ladies  – Karen Priebe |E201

Ladies  - Rose Sitton | C122

Men - Heyward Savage & John Bienvenu| E214


Coed Young Adults – Ben & Katie McMinn | E224

Coed Young Adults – Nick & Katie Broadway | E211

Coed Adults  -Scott & Vicki Griffith | E212

Coed Adults – Gary Black | C120

Coed Adults – Duane & Nancy Steadham | C122

Coed Adults  - Jim & Betty May | E209

Ladies  – Joyce Leonard | C123

Ladies - Frances Ashley  | C129

Men - Steve Priebe &  Whit Perry | C127

Life Groups

For Students



Middle School Boys - Jason Potts, Jason Jordan, & Patrick Teel | E204

Middle School Girls - Jana Perkins & Cherylon Teel| E205

9th & 10th Grade Boys - Vince Malavasi & Shane Wigley| E207

9th & 10th Grade Girls - Jennifer Williamson & Katie McDaniel | E206

11th & 12th Grade Coed - Chad & Gwen Fowler | E211-213

Middle School Coed - Matthew & Jennifer Parker| E204

Life Groups

For Kids


1st Grade - Kenny & Karla Stockton | E111

2nd & 3rd Grade - Kevin & Heather Palmertree | E222

4th & 5th Grade - Carrie Wigley | E220


1st Grade – Wanda Davis | E113

2nd & 3rd Grade – Blair Hill & Beverly Cain | E220

4th & 5th Grade – Blair Hill & Beverly Cain | E220

Life Group

For Preschool


Bed Babies – McCammon/Stewart/Young | Room E101

16-24 Months – Stacey Pirtle | Room E102

2 Year Olds – Bob & Barby Reaves | Room E106

3 Year Olds – Liz Alexander | Room E107

4 Year Olds – Blair Hill | Room E108

5 Year Olds – Pam Silva & Mandy Jordan | Room E109


Bed Babies – Extended Session Workers | E101

16-24 Months – Extended Session Workers | E102

2 Year Olds - Extended Session Workers | E106

3-5 Years Old – Extended Session Workers | E112

Ron Leonard

Pastor of Discipleship & Administration

Hi, my name is Ron! I'm the Pastor of Discipleship & Administration here at Hernando Baptist Church.  I believe Life Groups are an integral part of who we are as a church.  My passion is for every church member to be actively involved in a Life Group, walking with Christ in discipleship, and making disciples. In Life Groups we connect with others, study God’s Word and apply His Word as we serve together and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you have any questions about Life Groups or how you can serve in this ministry, I would love to talk with you further.  Just fill out the connect card below or call the church office at 662 - 429 - 6361.

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Life Groups




College & Career - Ron Leonard | Room E215

Coed 30s – Jamie Pourciaux | Room E216

Coed 40s – Mike Perkins | Room E210

Men Open – Bill Manning | Room E214

Coed 40-60 – Hank Jackson | Room E211/213

Ladies 55-75 – Jan Jackson | Room C125

Coed 65-85 – Gary Black | Room C120

Ladies 65+ - Maxine Craig | Room C126

Men 65+ - Manley Caldwell | Room C123

Open – Tommy Swindoll | Choir Room

Coed 25-40 – Ben McMinn | E211/213

Coed 25-40 – Paul Chrestman | Room E216

Coed 60-75 – Steadham/Weaver | Room C122

Ladies Open – Joyce Leonard | Room C127