Name: Robert Bevill
Children: We are blessed with three adult children (Scott, Jenna, and Leah) and three grandsons (Jackson, Finn, and Samuel)
Hometown: Woodruff, SC
Life Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on our own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Currently Reading: I read at least 2 books a week. I read books on spiritual growth, Christian living, and in depth Bible study to continue my own personal growth as a Christian. My leisure reading includes mystery and thrillers, science fiction, and history.
Favorite Movie/TV: NCIS, College Football - Go Gamecocks! and sometimes Tigers!
Interests: Spending time with my family, reading, bicycling, traveling, and sports
Favorite Dessert: I believe all my friends and family know that I like any dessert that involves chocolate, but I especially love chocolate pie! People may be surprised to know that I also like Italian Cream Cake and homemade banana pudding!
Education: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY (Master of Divinity),
University of South Carolina (Bachelor of Science in Psychology)
I am blessed to serve as pastor of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Becky and I came to PSBC with our three children in 1995 to begin an amazing journey with a vibrant, loving church and the journey continues! As a pastor, I have a heart for ministry and missions. It is rewarding and humbling to be called to preach God's word and to serve Him. It is also a tremendous joy to share in the lives of my church family. God is blessing our church in so many ways as we strive to worship Him, strengthen families, and change lives. I am excited about PSBC and our future!
Name: David Walker
Position: Associate Pastor
Hometown: The sprawling metropolis of Ninety Six, SC
Favorite Verse: Isaiah 40:30,31 "Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Currently Reading: (Generous Justice, Timothy Keller; Soul Detox, Craig Groeschel; The Presidents Club, Nancy Gibbs) I try to keep three kinds of books in the mix of what I'm reading; something that helps me learn about ministry nuts and bolts, something about the spiritual disciplines and how to apply them to life, and something fun that interests me. This could be a novel, biography, or just about anything.
Favorite Movie/TV: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. (I could watch this show endlessly.) And did anyone notice...College Football is here!!!
Favorite Dessert: I like to drink my dessert from Starbucks.
Education: B.A. in Religious Studies from The University of South Carolina, M.A. in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.
David produces a weekly online resource for Sunday School and small group leaders that can be read at http://psbcsundayschool.wordpress.com/
I'm the new guy on staff at PSBC. My wife Bonnie, our 3 children, and I came to Poplar Springs in June of 2012. We are so excited to join in what God is doing in and through this church. "Worshiping God, Strengthening Families, Changing Lives" is more than just a slogan at PSBC, its our plan for spiritual growth and health. We want to see people coming together to worship, getting connected to the family through small groups, and involved in life changing ministry. I love the vision of our church!
Name: Jarrett McNeely
Position: Family Minister
Hometown: York, SC
Favorite Verse: John 10:10
Currently Reading: various blogs and articles online.
Hobbies: family time, exercising, traveling, sports
Favorite Movie/TV: Thor
Favorite Dessert: popcorn
Education: M.Div from Southern Seminary 2001, served PSBC since 1995
I thank God everyday for my wonderful wife, Julie, and three children, Alex, Jonathan and Caroline.We are passionate about serving God as a family to see His abundant life become reality in our community. We love doing life with the family of believers at Poplar Springs Baptist Church and engaging in the grace work of lives being transformed for His glory!
Name: Christopher Hale
Position: Minister of Music and Worship
Hometown: Bowling Green, KY
Favorite Verse: Matthew 16:24 "Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me."
Currently Reading: Knowing God (J. I. Packer), Golf Digest (Tips for Breaking 80)
Favorite Movie/TV: Lord of the Rings, American Pickers
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Layer Cake from Stax's
Education/Experience: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary- Master of Arts in Church Music. I have served 14 years at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
My wife, Laura, and I have four children and we love serving at Poplar Springs. We have had the opportunity to partner with wonderfully gifted people to lift praises to God through all kinds of musical styles. We have also been blessed to be able to go on numerous mission trips. Every now and then we even manage to get in a game of golf.
Name: Jade Kelley
Position: Children's Ministry Leader
Hometown: Moore, SC
Life Verse: At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. Matthew 11:25-26
Currently Reading: In Search of the Source: A First Encounter with God's Word and anything on children's ministry.
Favorite Movie/TV: Courageous
Interests: I enjoy going to the mountains and spending time with my friends and family. I love to travel and experience new cultures.
Favorite Dessert: Peppermint Cheesecake and anything chocolate.
Education:I am currently working towards my B.A. in Christian Studies at North Greenville University.
I recently came on staff in September of 2013 and am so thankful for the opportunity to serve the children at Poplar Springs! My parents Anne and Randy always support me, and my siblings, Jesse and Ana, are a constant source of encouragment. My work here is a joy and I am ready to invest the Gospel into as many kids' lives as possible.
Position: Ministry Assistant
Hometown: The BIG town of Monetta, SC
Favorite Verse: Galatians 5:22-23 "Fruits of the Spirit"
Currently Reading: Don't read much!!
Favorite Movie/TV: Chronicles of Narnia, NCIS
Favorite Dessert: It's a tie between Turtle cheesecake and peach cobbler.
Education, number of years in service at PSBC: Associates Degree in Accounting from Spartanburg Technical College, going on 7 years at PSBC!
Richard and I have been married for 33 years and members are PSBC for 25. We have two sons, Mitch & Matt, who have grown into fine young men and in May we gained a daughter, Leslie (Mitch's wife) whom we love very much!!
Family is very important to us and if we're somewhere spending time on the water....that's even better! I also enjoy taking photos (got that from my grandpa Salter) and antique shopping.
Name: Sherry Brown
Position: Financial Assistant
Hometown: Moore, SC
Favorite Verse: "I can do everything through him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13)
Currently Reading: I like anything by Karen Kingsbury.
Favorite Movie/TV: My favorite movie is "The Blind Side".
Favorite Dessert: I like anything chocolate!
Education: I graduated from Converse College with a BA degree in Accounting. I have worked for Poplar Springs Baptist Church since February, 2000.
I am blessed to have such a wonderful family! I am married to Mark and we have two daughters, Caitlin and Kelsey. We gained a "son" when Caitlin married Caleb Pifer in 2010.
I am also blessed to be a part of such a wonderful church. While many churches are dying, Poplar Springs is growing by leaps and bounds. It is exciting to see what God is doing each week!