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Location Details

1106 Poplar Springs Church Road Shelby, North Carolina 28152

  • Sunday School at 9:45 am
    Sunday Worship at 11:00 am
    Wednesday at 6:30 pm

  • 704-487-8802

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Meet our Ministerial Staff

Senior Pastor

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 of Youth at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Shelby, NC             2002-2011 Pastor of Sandy Run Baptist Church in Mooresboro, NC Andy's wife is Kim Hodges…
Minister of Music

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 University in 2010.  Her passion is introducing others to the truths of God through music and leading God’s people into authentic worship.  Katherine is married…
Minister Children & Youth

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 heading to graduate school at Gardner-Webb University where she received her Master of Divinity degree in 2016 with a concentration in Intercultural Studies. Nicole loves…

Pastor’s Thoughts

The One Thing

My days of multi-tasking behind the wheel are over. I used to be able to accomplish volumes of work, recreation, musical entertainment, food preparation and consumption while driving my vehicle. But for the last couple of years, I have experienced a deterioration in my ability to accomplish the wide array of activities that I used to enjoy. Now when I drive…..I just drive. I always had a certain amount of time to achieve a particular objective before my wheels met…

Caring For Plants

My friend, Jimmy, used to give me about thirty strong, healthy tomato plants each year about this time. It took a couple of decades for me to tell my late, generous friend that the day he handed me the box of plants was the healthiest day of the year for these future fruits/vegetables. Because, you see, I do not coddle or pamper nor do I “baby” anything I plant. Once those sprouts were in the ground, they were on their…

The Main Thing

Sunday, April 28th was Vickie Elliott’s birthday. Vickie works tirelessly in our church office and is the most meticulous person I know. She’s a gifted administrator and bookkeeper, a delightful conversationalist and never, ever forgets my birthday. About a week before my big day, she contacts me and asks if I want the brownies I usually ask for and, when the day arrives. a pan of quadruple chocolate brownies are waiting for me. Last week I established contact with my…