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Pastor’s Thoughts

In Search of…

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you!” Matthew 7:7 For several years there was a television series by the name, “In Search of…,” during which the host gathered various experts, opinions, and evidence to try to explain mysterious events and hypotheses. The episodes provided interesting facts and ideas but rarely, if ever, actually came to any definitive conclusions. Thankfully, as we walk in faith as…

Happy Birthday Poplar Springs

124 Years and Ready for More! On September 21, 1898, at 11:00 o’clock in the morning, our church was formed here in the Poplar Springs community as a home base for ministry and mission in Jesus’ name! Christ Followers from Cleveland County named the church Poplar Springs Baptist Church because they envisioned a “missionary Baptist church” near the tall poplar trees surrounding the springs at the foot of the hill. They constituted the new church with the following vision on…

Meet Our Staff

Tony Tench

Anthony (Tony) Tench answered Poplar Springs’ call and began service as interim pastor in August 2022.  Originally from Bristol, Virginia, Tony received a Bachelor of Arts from Milligan College (Tennessee) and his Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Tony and his wife, Janet, were married in 1979.  God has blessed their family with one daughter and two grandchildren. Tony began following Jesus as Savior and Lord at the age of nine. He was licensed…

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…
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Nicole Hamrick

Nicole Hamrick grew up at Poplar Springs and 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…

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 husband Brett and has one son, Ryan who is an Environmental Scientist for TGS Engineers in Raleigh.