Support Staff

Support Staff


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 ‘joyful noise’ in praise to God. Gailya and her husband, John have 3 children ( 1 son and 2 daughters) and 4 grandchildren (2 grandsons…

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.

Harold Bess

Harold Bess-Custodian Mr. Bess joined our support staff in the fall of 2019.

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 Fallston High School and attended Cleveland Community College. Ronnie's wife, Barbara Bridges Kale is a life-long member of Poplar Springs. Together they have 4 children…

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 Carolyn, and together they have two adult sons.