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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

Ill Prepared for Christmas

December arrived like a thief in the night this year and the Oliver family in a quandary. In younger years, I despised the times when Thanksgiving was a week to ten days before the arrival of December. This was when Christmas seemed so slow in arriving and simply being in December meant that Santa has his sleigh packed and he was ready to ride. It was also in December when we could officially start playing Christmas music. Today, Christmas tunes…


My friend Justin texted me with some welcomed and appreciated words this morning ……”Wanna get sushi today?” My first response was, “No Justin, it’s Monday and I have too much to do.” It was then that I experienced the conviction of turning down a young man who probably needed to talk to a wise and seasoned clergy figure. God was calling me to eat sushi and help Justin find one of those figures. Not wanting to disappoint God or miss…

Good News

It wasn’t just good news, it was great news. I haven’t been this happy since Jolene Litton showed me how to start a new paragraph when I was writing on my computer. The great news is this. Boiling Springs, NC now has a bagel shop. Have you been there yet! Life is worth living! My world has achieved completeness and my Parkinson’s disease is now only a headache and some muscle stiffness! I am happy and I know it though…

God Stories

Messages of Hope, Grace and Healing