“They devoted themselves… to fellowship.”

Acts 2:42


Groups are the heart of Grace Fellowship, providing a positive opportunity to build relationships with other Christians and to grow spiritually. 

Groups meet at various times throughout the week, at home or at church and include fellowship, food, and Bible study.


Groups operate on a semester system that provides entry and exit points three times each year (fall, winter, and spring semesters). Each semester meets 6-8 weeks, with a short break between the semesters.

 ~2021 Calendar: 
  • Winter Semester: January 24-28

  • Spring Semester: April 11-May 23

  • Fall Semester: TBA

How to Join...

A “Sign-Up Sunday” is held at the beginning of each semester. However, sign up options are available during each semester. See options below.


For questions, contact our groups pastor

Raja Atallah: 850-776-0098


Sign up to join a group...

About the Leaders: Glenn and Darla have been married 30 years, raised four children, and are enjoying their role as grandparents to 7 grandchildren (and counting ). Darla works as a kindergarten teacher at Atmore Christian School, and Glenn serves as the Executive Pastor at Grace Fellowship. They both enjoy outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.
Group Purpose: We desire to CONNECT to each other and to God by studying God's Word and how that directly applies to our everyday lives, as well as, spending time sharing our victories and struggles and praying together.
Group Audience: Our group is open to everyone and comprises mostly young married couples who are beginning their journey as parents.  
Group Study: sermon-based Bible study.
Time of Meeting: Wednesday 5-7 pm
Place of Meeting: Glenn and Darla’s home and in the home of group members
Childcare: No childcare is provided.

About the Leaders: this group is co-led by three couples: Jonathan and Lacey McMath, David and Dana Landis, and Kelsey and Jordan Crews.

Jordan and Kelsey met and married in Kodiak, Alaska and have been married for 3 years. While in Alaska, Jordan was serving as an active duty Coast Guard member while Kelsey worked for a missions group serving as a preschool teacher and after school program leader. Recently they left Kodiak and returned to Kelsey’s home town. Now Jordan serves in the Coast Guard reserves while attending College, and Kelsey works for We Care. They enjoy good food and traveling, and traveling for good food.
Group Purpose: We desire to connect with young adults (married and single), by meeting at home for fellowship and Bible study.
Group Audience: Our group is open to young adults, married and single.  
Group Study: sermon-based Bible study.
Time of Meeting: Sunday, 6:30 PM
Place of Meeting: Jonathan and Lacey's home
Childcare: No childcare is provided.

About the Leaders: this group is co-led by James and Jessica Fountain and Tim and Irene Martin.

James and Jessica live in Brewton.  James works as a Roadway Inspector for Alabama’s Department of Transportation.  Jessica works from home for a remote kidney health company as a health coach and works as the Diabetes Educator for D. W. McMillan Hospital.  In their free time, the Fountain’s enjoy watching movies and traveling.

Tim is employed at Georgia-Pacific, sharing a role between millwright and reliability. Irene is employed at Riverview Town Hall, working with the water system. They have three children, 25, 24 and 18. Two grandchildren, 6 and 3, and one on the way. When there is free time, they spend time with family, serving and trying to get in some surf fishing.
Group Purpose: to learn to know one other, to grow spiritually, and to have fun as we spend time together. Our group is open to anyone but is mostly made up of folks who are finished with raising their children and are welcoming the grandparent stage of life.
Group Audience: Our group is open to all adults.  
Group Study: sermon-based Bible study.
Time of Meeting: Sunday after church for lunch and study
Place of Meeting: Grace Fellowship
Childcare: No childcare is provided.

About the Leaders: this group is co-led by Dave and Debby Landis and Trent and Victoria Lambert.

David and Deborah Landis have three married children and one grandchild. After serving in full time prison ministry for almost 20 years, David now serves as a church overseer and operates Landis Design Co. Deborah works as a pharmacy tech at Atmore Community hospital and also helps with the business. The Landises enjoy spending time together as a family and love sitting on the beach whenever possible!

Trent and Victoria Lambert have been married for 6 years and have one child, Heidi. Trent has been working as a firefighter/paramedic for 12 years and has served in an elder position at Grace for 2 years.Victoria worked as volunteer coordinator with hospice until recently when she decided to become a full time stay at home mom. Heidi is 2 years old works full time at keeping mom and dad busy. The Lambert’s love fishing together and just getting outdoors any chance they get.


Group Purpose: Learning how to follow Jesus together in our everyday lives.


Group Audience: Open to all adults


Group Study: sermon-based bible study. 


Time of Meeting: Wednesdays, at 7 p.m.

Place of Meeting: group leaders/members homes


Childcare: childcare provided as needed.

About the Leaders: This group is led by James and Charmaine Smoker.
Group Purpose: to connect socially and grow spiritually.
Group Audience: Our group is open to all adults.  
Group Study: sermon-based Bible study.
Time of Meeting: Sunday, 5:30 PM
Place of Meeting: Grace Fellowship
Childcare: Childcare is provided.

About the Leaders: This group is co-led by Raja and Angie Atallah and Dave and Mary Landis.

Raja and Angie have four children. Raja works as an academic advisor and teaches at Pensacola State College, while also serving as the groups pastor at Grace fellowship. Angie is now a stay-at-home mom currently completing requirements to be a medial foster parent. 

Dave and Mary have five children. Dave serves as a prison chaplain for We Care and enjoys his home farm and tractor adventures. Mary is a stay-at-home mom who is busy with homeschooling.
Group Purpose: to build relationships and grow spiritually.
Group Audience: Our group is open to all adults--most of our groups members are families with small to teen kids.  
Group Study: sermon-based Bible study.
Time of Meeting: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Place of Meeting: Grace Fellowship
Childcare: Childcare is provided.

About the Leaders: Lester and Goldie Huber are retired Prime Timers! Lester is a retired cabinet builder/woodworker, but still works.  Goldie is a retired teacher, but still enjoys leading and participating in women’s activities.  Many Sundays you can find her after church in the library here at Grace.

Group Purpose: to enjoy fellowshipping around food, Bible study, sharing, and praying for each other.

Group Audience: adults.  
Group Study: sermon-based Bible study.
Time of Meeting: Sunday, 6:00 PM
Place of Meeting: group members homes
Childcare: Childcare is not provided.

If there are no open groups listed below that work for you, then select the Groups image and complete the form to let us know you are interested in joining a group. We will do what we can to match you with a group that meets your expectations.

Other Learning Opportunities...

Cohort #2 of Good News Bible Institute has been postponed until the fall of 2021.


2T2:2 is for anyone - of any age - who wants to “know Christ… and make Him known!” (Phil. 3:7-11, 2 Cor. 4)

Based on 2nd Timothy 2:2, we hope to journey with students through every book of the Old and New Testaments then “...entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also." (English Standard Version)

We believe that students of God’s Word will want to share the Gospel with their families and neighborhoods through daily conversations, intentional discipleship, and local church involvement, small group Bible studies, and/or church planting and missions efforts.

Cohort 2 will consist of 42 classes on Thursday nights from February through December 2021. Classes will meet from 6-9PM at MCF (Mennonite Christian Fellowship).

Teachers for Cohort 2:

-Gene King

-David R. Landis

-David S. Landis

-Jerry Stahly

-Mike Strehlow

-Anthony Swartzendruber

...and Special Guests

Required Textbooks:

-ESV (English Standard Version) Study Bible

-How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (Fee & Stuart)

Course Fee:

$125 per half ($75 per half for Students) due at first class of each half. (Course fee includes coffee!)

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to students who meet attendance and coursework requirements for both halves.

Classes will also be available via live-stream (Facebook Live) or on an in-person audit basis (come to classes on specific books of the Bible that interest you).


To enroll in 2T2:2, please email davidraylandis@gmail.com


As a church family, we are doing our part to follow Jesus' command to...

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all of your mind.'  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it:  'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

Matthew 22:37-39



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