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: 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.
I feel blessed that God has placed me here with the other PSBC staff...They're a great team to work with and in all the jobs that I have had in the past, this ministry/job is truly the BEST and most rewarding!!!