Introducing the Staff of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Andy Oliver

Andy Oliver has been pastor of Poplar Springs since April 17, 2011.  Before coming to Poplar Springs he had the privilege of serving these wonderful congregations:             1980-1981 Minister of Church Activities at First Baptist Church Hildebran, NC             1985 -1992 Minister of Youth at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in King, NC             1992-2002 Minister…

Katherine Asis

Katherine Asis has been the minister of music and music education at Poplar Springs since October 2012.  Originally from Lenoir, NC, Katherine received her Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music from Appalachian State University.  She began working in music ministry in 2006 in Gastonia, NC and received her Master of Divinity degree from Gardner-Webb…

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Nicole Hamrick

Nicole Hamrick grew up at Poplar Springs has been serving as the Minister of Children and Youth here since June 2017.  Nicole studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received a degree in Mathematics, a 9-12 licensure to teach, and a minor in Spanish.  She taught high school mathematics for 5 years before…

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Gailya Hamrick

Gailya Hamrick became an accompanist for Poplar Springs Worship Services in June, 1968 at the age of twelve. She has played both the piano and organ at regular worship services, special services, weddings and other events, but her passion is piano. Gailya enjoys accompanying the choir and congregation as together they strive to make a…

Vickie Elliott

Vickie Elliott joined the Poplar Springs staff as Office Manager in October of 2009. A graduate of North Mecklenburg High School, Vickie also attended Cleveland Community College. Prior to beginning her service at Poplar Springs, Vickie worked for Porter Brothers as a Customer Service Representative and for North Carolina Farm Bureau. Vickie is married to…

Curly Kale

Curly Kale joined the Poplar Springs staff in September of 2007 as Church Custodian. Before coming to work for the church, Curly started his working career as a paper boy and then a grocery store attendant. He worked for 21 years at Fiber Industries and moved into management at Doran Textiles for 14 years. Curly…

Ronnie Kale

Ronnie Kale has served as a Custodian at Poplar Springs Baptist Church since 2009. He has been a member of PSBC since 1970 where he served as Deacon from 1982 to 1984. After serving in the United States Navy, Ronnie worked at Harris Teeter where he retired as Store Manager. He is a graduate of…

Hugh Bess

Hugh Bess has been a lifelong member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. In 2008, Hugh joined the church staff as the Host. In this part time role, Hugh is responsible for taking care of activities related to the Family Life Center Kitchen and for planning and implementing the Wednesday Night Meals. Hugh is married to…