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these are our connection group leaders


Sam & Autumn Durham

The Durham family group is committed to applying God's word to our lives and encouraging each other to walk out our faith.

Meeting time and location: 2nd and 4th Saturday's at 6:00 at the church.  Contact: samdurham@elstonfamily.org 



Joe & Beth Faulkner

Family - it is one of the central metaphors used to describe the relationship that believers and followers of Jesus Christ have with God the Father, His Son Jesus, His Holy Spirit and others who share this faith.  No family is perfect, and God knows the Faulkner family is no different.  Our hope and prayer for our small group is that we will be faithful to God's calling to love Him, to love others and to make disciples.  Through Bible study, fellowship, prayer, and community service we plan to encourage one another to grow in our knowledge of and love for God, to bear witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and to be devoted to one another.  We hope to look like a family, feel like a family and share our lives with one another - like a family. 

Meeting time and location: Every other Thursday, at 6:45 - 8:15 on the south side of the county. Contact: joefaulkner@elstonfamily.org


LaDawn Johnson & Winnie Morehead

We are women of grace who are connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.  We are a group of all women, of all ages, and of all walks of life.  We are a loving and giving community that looks to His Word and His Spirit to teach us to be "women of grace"!

Meeting time and location: Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm on the south side of Lafayette.  Contact: winniemorehead@elstonfamily.org


Jarred & Shannon Mathis

Our family group is focused on growing deeper in our knowledge of Christ through Bible study and prayer.  Our goal is to become and make disciples who share the Gospel message with those we come in contact with in our day-to-day lives. We are a relaxed and warm group that frequently involves food and games in our meeting activities. We would love to have you come and join us in fun and fellowship.

Meeting time and location: Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00pm on the east side of Lafayette.  Contact: jarredmathis@elstonfamily.org


Joe & Angela McBride

We are about togetherness and being the hands and feet of Jesus.  We are all in this thing called "life" together through the ups and downs, triumphs and trials.  We want to be there to support each other and grow closer as a group with Christ at the center of our lives.  We also want to serve together by helping a family in need, serving a meal as a family, making items for children in a third world country. 

Meeting time and location: Every other Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00pm on the east side of Lafayette.  Contact: angelamcbride@elstonfamily.org 


Gene & Diane Pfeifer

Combing our love for people and our love for the Word, we exist to connect people together to make stronger disciples by teaching and applying the Bible to our every day lives.

Meeting times and location:  1st and 3rd Sundays at 5:30 at The Deep house, located on the church property.  Contact: genepfeifer@elstonfamily.org


Jeremy & Kristen Smith

START is a community of intentional-minded Jesus followers who come together to dream audaciously and encourage each other as we embark upon life. Whether you are "starting" college, a career, a purpose endeavor or your personal faith journey-- Our heart is to give people a safe place to ask vulnerable questions and dream big dreams while we dive into the Bible to look at God's best plan as a framework for how to make it all happen. We commit to help each other navigate the action of our faith by starting right where we are today to catapult forward into life choices and changes with purpose and action! If you have ever been afraid to ask hard questions in church or if you feel compelled to explore what your faith looks like beyond the walls of the church building, we would love to have you! 

Meeting time and location: We meet every other Sunday night at 6:00pm. Contact: jeremysmith@elstonfamily.org


John & Kara Townsend

Developing deeper relationships through faith, love and a genuine concern for one another that we may reflect the love of Jesus.

Meeting time and location: Every other Sunday Evening 6-8 pm in West Lafayette.  Contact: karatownsend@elstonfamily.org