Community Groups

To Know and Be Known
We believe the Christian life is best lived in biblical community, and this is especially true in college. College is a time of rapid change and growth, but which way we grow is often determined by who we surround ourselves with. God knows this, as he tells us all over scripture to meet with each other, know each other, and love each other as Christ has loved us.
To help you in this crazy life stage, the College Ministry offers Community Groups on most nights of the week. These are small groups of students that meet together weekly to pray, study the Word, eat, serve, share the gospel, and simply live life together. They are each led by a family, to help meet the needs of all people. If you have any questions you can reach out to any leader, or to the College Team at First Irving to assist you.


Cory & Emily Zimmerman

Time: 7pm
Address: 2013 S Harvard St Irving, TX 75061
Phone: 337-208-7186
Hey everyone, we are grateful for the opportunity to lead a community group for the college ministry. We have been married for 7 years and have 3 wonderfully energetic kiddos: Hallie, Ezra, and Lucas. We love hanging out with students, playing games, and eating yummy food. We can’t wait to meet you, so we hope you come to our CG soon!


Tayo & Doyin Adekunle

Time: 6:00PM
Address: 3725 Patience Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75236.
Phone: 682-408-0069
Adetayo ('Tayo), Adedoyin ('Doyin) and Ayomide (Ayo) have been saved by Grace through faith in The LORD JESUS CHRIST and are members of First Irving since July 2017 having relocated to Irving, Texas from their home country Nigeria the Summer of 2017.
'Tayo is a Data/Business Analytics professional with AT&T, 'Doyin is both a graduate student at UTA and a volunteer "Transformational Life Coach" with IMMERSE Coaching Company, and Ayo is a 3rd grader at UME Prep. They love to serve The LORD as HE provides opportunities. On their spare time, the trio enjoy having family time, including learning scriptures, playing games, playing and watching sports, going for walk, hiking, and taking road trips together.


Josh & Chloe Childs

Time: 7pm
Address: 706 Faun Dr, Euless TX 76040
Phone: 469-394-6655
Hi! We are the Childs! Josh and I both graduated from DBU (2019 and 2020 respectively), and we live in Euless. We celebrated our 1-year anniversary on March 11th of this year, and we welcomed Everett into the world 2 weeks later. We are excited to serve in the college and to see us all molded together into the image of Christ.


Zane & Courtney Nelson

Time: 6:30 PM
Address: 2175 N. State Hwy 360, Apt #319 Grand Prairie 75050
Phone: 210-906-0479
We are the Nelson's. Our goal is to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our lives. We pray that through our group, students would grow in their knowledge of the word, in community, and have confidence to boldly share the gospel with the people around them. We are both teachers and our little man keeps us busy. We love food, board games, and spending time with the people we love! Join us! We would love to have you.
"So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us." 1 Thessalonians 2:8


Jake & Katie Meuret

Time: 7 PM
Address: 4299 N OConnor Rd Irving Texas 75062
Phone: 210-716-8290
Hello! We are the Meurets, and we love First Irving and we love the college ministry! We are excited to host a CG and be able to sharpen one another with the Word of God and Prayer. We are highschool sweethearts who (finally!) got married in May of '21, which is also when we moved to Irving. We'll try any adventure once, but you'll typically find us watching a movie, going camping, or playing board games with friends. We are excited to be with yall this semester!


Caleb & Claire Arndt

Time: 7 PM
Address: 720 E Tanglewood Dr Irving, TX 75061
Phone: 432-312-2420
We're the Arndts and are so excited to pursue knowing Christ and one another deeper this semester. We have seen so much prayer answered over the years in Community Groups and we are eager to see what Christ will do in your life semester! We have been married for 3 years and have a son named Abner. We love going to coffee shops, listening to live jazz, traveling to new cities & our First Irving fam.
If you have any questions or need more information, please don't hesitate to contact anyone on the college ministry team! We will be happy to help!