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Pastor’s Thoughts

Vacation as Sanctuary Moments

Summer is the vacation season. Whether you prefer the beach or the mountains, Dollywood or Disney World, many in our church and most of our community will take time this summer to “vacate” their homes to enjoy a different scene. According to the US Travel Association, the travel industry supports 15 million jobs and accounts for an economic footprint of $2.8 trillion. I couldn’t count that high if I tried, and while I know not all travel is vacation related…I…


Happy Independence Day Poplar Springs! This Sunday, we talked about freedom. It will be a word that is repeated a lot this week as our country celebrates July 4th. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – From the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of…

Meet Our Staff

Aaron Hinton

Aaron Hinton began his pastoral ministry at Poplar Springs Baptist Church on August 1, 2023. Prior to PSBC, he served at Gardner-Webb University in various roles with Church Relations and the Christian Service Organization. Prior to Gardner-Webb, he served on full-time staff at Fort Caswell for six years after working on Caswell’s Summer Staff for four summers during college. Aaron quite literally grew up in the Baptist church as his dad and mom served in ministry for 42 years. Hinton holds a…

Mischa Barrett

Mischa Barrett joined the Poplar Springs staff in August of 2023 as the office manager. She had previously worked in healthcare as an administrative assistant. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Mischa moved to Shelby, NC in the late 90’s and started a family here. She has two grown daughters, Makenna and Marissa, whom she loves spending time with any chance she gets. She enjoys reading, writing letters and cards to friends and family and being with her girls.

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…

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…