We are created to live in community and not in isolation. We often find ourselves with no one to turn to when we have a major issue that has just surfaced in our life. Living in community affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we play and pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God’s word together.

At our church, a small group usually consists of 7-15 attendees in various life stages who meet on a regular basis in someone's home. These communities are about establishing relationships that encourage us to grow spiritually, offer mercy towards one another in our time of need, and, as groups, be the hand of justice in our community and the world around us. These groups embody our 5 core values: biblical teaching, authentic worship, compassionate service, meaningful relationships, and an outward focus.

If you're interested in leading a small group, being in a small group, or providing child care for a small group, please contact us at smallgroups@forkchristian.org

Current Small Groups

LaurJones Small GROUP

  • (443-904-3055): Lauren Jones, Leader; laurjonesyoga@gmail.com

  • Demographic:  Ladies only

  • Current Study:  Restart Series (Restart your relationship with Jesus)

  • Time/place: Saturday Mornings at 10 am in Kingsville (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

DAYTIME SMALL GROUP

  • (443-717-3889): Dennis Kozlowski, Leader; dennis@forkchristian.org

  • Demographic: Couples and Singles who prefer to meet during daytime hours

  • Current Study: “Esther: God Remembers You!” Through the life of Esther we will be reminded that we have a purpose and that we have not been forgotten- no matter what our lives look like. We will be inspired to be faithful to God and to be courageous even through terrible circumstances. We will be encouraged to see that God is in control even in the chaos that surrounds us.   

    We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets Wednesday mornings at 10:00 in Kingsville. (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Mincey Small Group

  • (410-967-4947): Micah and Lanesha Mincey, Leaders; psalm1001@yahoo.com

  • Demographic: Couples of all ages

  • Current Study: “Esther: God Remembers You!” Through the life of Esther we will be reminded that we have a purpose and that we have not been forgotten- no matter what our lives look like. We will be inspired to be faithful to God and to be courageous even through terrible circumstances. We will be encouraged to see that God is in control even in the chaos that surrounds us.   

    We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets every other Friday evening at 6:00 in Abingdon/Harford County

  • Childcare: As needed

  • Open Group

Smedley Small Group

  • (443-909-6238) Greg and Devon Smedley, Leaders; gregsmedley0@gmail.com; thesmedleys531@hotmail.com

  • Demographic:  Couples/Singles, with or without kids (we're married and have a 2nd, 4th, and 6th grader). Especially for those who are new to Fork, new to small groups...maybe you're new to exploring Church and Jesus or have been around for a while but are looking to plug in. We'd love to have you.

  • Current Study: “Esther: God Remembers You!” Through the life of Esther we will be reminded that we have a purpose and that we have not been forgotten- no matter what our lives look like. We will be inspired to be faithful to God and to be courageous even through terrible circumstances. We will be encouraged to see that God is in control even in the chaos that surrounds us.   

    We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in Forest Hill.

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

tHE Marriage (Mawwiage) Small Group

  • (443-686-0444) Josh and Jen Ernest, Leaders; jjernest@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Couples who want to strengthen their Marriages

  • Current Study: “You and Me Forever” -Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a healthy marriage?” Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. You and Me Forever will help you discover the adventure that you were made for and learn how to thrive in it.

  • Time/place: Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in in Abingdon. Months with a 5th Wednesday will do fellowships and outreaches.

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Gray Small Group

  • (410-935-7236): Michael Gray, Leader; em1shocker@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Couples and Singles late 20’s to late 30’s

  • Current Study: “Esther: God Remembers You!” Through the life of Esther we will be reminded that we have a purpose and that we have not been forgotten- no matter what our lives look like. We will be inspired to be faithful to God and to be courageous even through terrible circumstances. We will be encouraged to see that God is in control even in the chaos that surrounds us.   

    We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets at 7:00 Sunday evenings in Kingsville (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Bohart Small Group

  • (443-421-9151): Russ and Nora Bohart, Leaders; russ.bohart@gmail.com

  • Demographic: All adults are welcome. Timing is especially convenient for parents dropping their High School kids off at Youth Group.

  • Current Study: “Esther: God Remembers You!” Through the life of Esther we will be reminded that we have a purpose and that we have not been forgotten- no matter what our lives look like. We will be inspired to be faithful to God and to be courageous even through terrible circumstances. We will be encouraged to see that God is in control even in the chaos that surrounds us.   

    We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM in Kingsville. (Fireplace Room, Worship Center Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Shimaitis Small Group

  • (410-404-5315): Liz Shimaitis, Leader; Lizzys1017@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Women of all ages, especially moms with kids

  • Current Study: “All Things New”. Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. 

  • Time/place: Meets Thursday mornings at 9:30 in Kingsville. (Fireplace Room, Worship Center Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Cessna Small Group

  • (410-215-5760): Kelly and Teri Cessna, Leaders; kkcessna@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Couples and Singles of all ages

  • Current Study: “Esther: God Remembers You!” Through the life of Esther we will be reminded that we have a purpose and that we have not been forgotten- no matter what our lives look like. We will be inspired to be faithful to God and to be courageous even through terrible circumstances. We will be encouraged to see that God is in control even in the chaos that surrounds us.   

    We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM in Jarrettsville.

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Hiemstra Small Group

  • (410-258-6412): Tristan and Eric Hiemstra, Leaders; cpa2go@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Adults of all age especially those who love kids

  • Current Study: The Truth Project: An excellent starting point for looking at life from a Biblical perspective. Join Dr. Del Tackett, former President of the Focus on the Family Institute, as he takes us through twelve engaging videos lessons! Each lesson looks at the importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.

  • Time/place: Meets Friday evenings at 6:30 PM in Glen Arm.

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Wingerd Small Group

  • (410-618-6825) Paul and Jolene Wingerd, Leaders; pawf4i@yahoo.com

  • Demographic: Open to all ages. A Group designed for folks who don’t all attend Fork.

  • Current Study: Conversation based study including good things that churches are doing, relevant scriptures in daily life, and various topics that churches and individuals are dealing with.

  • Time/place: Meets every other Saturday Evening at 4:30 PM. Alternates between Fallston and White Marsh.

  • Childcare: As needed

  • Open Group

Lindhorst Small Group

  • (410-240-2072, 410-240-0746): Kim and Chrys Lindhorst, Leaders; klindhorst71@gmail.com; alliesdad17@yahoo.com

  • Demographic:  Couples but open to anyone

  • Current Study: “Shaken” by Tim Tebow. In this book, Tebow talks about what he's learned along life’s way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways.

  • Time/Place:  Meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM in Kingsville

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Right Now Small Group

  • (443-996-7729): Ben Cantler, Kevin Williams, Leaders; ben@forkchristian.org; KevinWilliams1108@iCloud.com

  • Demographic: Couples primarily in their 30’s with young kids. 

  • Current Study: Book of Colossians- Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about Him influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.

  • Time/place: Meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM in Kingsville. (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Humphrey Small Group

  • (443-722-3617,443-831-0974): Jim & Linda Humphrey, Leaders; Jameshumphrey5472@yahoo.com

  • Demographic: open to couples or singles of all ages

  • Current Study: “Esther: God Remembers You!” Through the life of Esther we will be reminded that we have a purpose and that we have not been forgotten- no matter what our lives look like. We will be inspired to be faithful to God and to be courageous even through terrible circumstances. We will be encouraged to see that God is in control even in the chaos that surrounds us.   

    We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Monday’s at 6:30 pm in Essex

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Warner Small Group

  • (443-319-0017):  Mark and Maria Warner, Leaders; mmwarner123@verizon.netmewarner17@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Couples/singles mostly aged 40’s to 50’s

  • Current Study: “He Chose the Nails” by Max Lucado. “Linger on the hill of Calvary. Rub a finger on the timber and press the nail into your hand. Taste the tinge of cheap wine and feel the scrape of a thorn on your brow. Touch the velvet dirt, moist with the blood of God. Allow the tools of torture to tell their story. Listen as they tell you what God did to win your heart.”

  • Time/place: Meets Fridays at 7:30 PM in Fallston/Bel Air

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Dunn Small Group

  • (443-858-6953):  Harry and Patti Dunn, Dave Spurrier, Leaders; thezoomania@yahoo.comveggie_tales1@juno.com; dspursmaker@gmail.com

  • Demographic:  Couples/singles aged mid 30’s to upper 70’s (But older and younger are welcome)

  • Current Study:  In depth Bible study through the Gospel of Luke

  • Time/place:  Meets Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM in Kingsville (Brick FLC Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group


Brazle Young Adult Small Group

  • (314-541-9125):  Virgil and Barb Brazle, Leaders; virgil@forkchristian.orgbbrazle@icloud.com

  • Demographic:  Young Singles 18-28

  • Current Study: “Esther: God Remembers You!” Through the life of Esther we will be reminded that we have a purpose and that we have not been forgotten- no matter what our lives look like. We will be inspired to be faithful to God and to be courageous even through terrible circumstances. We will be encouraged to see that God is in control even in the chaos that surrounds us.   

    We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets at 7:00 Tuesday evenings in Abingdon or Kingsville (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Child Care: No

  • Open Group


Men’s Small Group

  • (443-374-7791, 443-567-8200): Craig Mansour and Mike Hopkins, Leaders; craig4jenn@gmail.commaajicman@hotmail.com

  • Demographic: Men of all ages.

  • Current Study: 33 Series “A Man and His Fatherhood” This small group experience provides insights and biblical truth that can carry you through the confusion and dark moments of fatherhood and also energize you for its high points and powerful moments.

  • Time/place: Meets Thursday Evenings from 6:30-8:30 in Kingsville (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Joppatowne Small Group

  • (443-992-3928): Lisa Galanis, Lois Harris, Leaders; lisagalanis@umm.edu; fharris777@comcast.net

  • Demographic: Couples/singles aged late 40’s to upper 70’s.

  • Current Study:  In depth Bible study on the Book of 1 Corinthians using the John Macarthur Study Guide

  • Time/place:  Meets every other Tuesday evening at 6:50 PM in Joppatowne. Study starts at 7:15 PM and is done by 8:30 PM.

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group for the advanced student

Murphy Small Group

  • Kym Murphy, Leader; smallgroups@forkchristian.org

  • Demographic:  Ladies only (especially for women who attend church without a spouse)

  • Current Study:  "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa TerKeurst. Get ready for a journey of joy and purpose—one that will radically bless you beyond what you can ask or imagine!

  • Time/place: Monday nights 6:30 pm in Kingsville

  • Childcare: No

  • Closed Group

Anderson Small Group

  • (410-456-1597): John and Jean Anderson, Leaders; ande3671@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Adults ages 50’s and 60’s

  • Current Study:“Esther: God Remembers You!” Through the life of Esther we will be reminded that we have a purpose and that we have not been forgotten- no matter what our lives look like. We will be inspired to be faithful to God and to be courageous even through terrible circumstances. We will be encouraged to see that God is in control even in the chaos that surrounds us.   

    We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Every other Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.

  • Childcare: No

  • Closed Group

Douglass Small Group

  • (410-935-5075):  Geoff and Layna Douglass, Leaders; gdouglass37@gmail.comezdig@outlook.com

  • Demographic:  Primarily couples.  (Kids aged 10-16. Adults 40-65)

  • Current Study:  The Truth Project: An excellent starting point for looking at life from a Biblical perspective. Join Dr. Del Tackett, former President of the Focus on the Family Institute, as he takes us through twelve engaging videos lessons! Each lesson looks at the importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.

  • Time/place:  Generally Every other Friday evening at 7:00 in Fallston

  • Childcare: No (But age-range kids are welcome)

  • Closed Group

Bonomo Small Group

  • (443-653-2098):  Angie and John Bonomo, Leaders; bonomoangelat@gmail.comnonnabonomo@gmail.com

  • Demographic:  Currently singles and Couples mid 30’s-60’s (But older and younger are welcome)

  • Current Study:  Warren Wiersbe study on Revelation

  • Time/place: Meets 1st and 3rd Sunday morning immediately following the 9am service in Kingsville (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group (Resuming in 2019)