staff & leadership

The staff and leadership here at Poplar Springs is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. if you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at 706.965.4461 or email us at

  • Jeff Barry

    senior pastor

    Jeff is one who has been struck by the love, grace, and majesty of God. Because of this, he is passionate about studying God's Word, leading people to faith in Jesus, and equipping Christians to actively live out their faith in everyday life. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeff and his wife, Hallie, enjoy serving as a team at church, on mission trips, in their community, and in raising their three children, Nora, Roselynn and Ezra. 

  • dave hawkins

    worship pastor

    Dave's arrival at PSBC is actually his 2nd time on staff.  He ministered here in 2016 - 2017 as the interim pastor, and now comes as the Pastor of Worship.  Dave is a full time missionary instructor with International Biblical Training, a mission specializing in biblical and pastoral education in third world situations.  

    Dave earned his BA at Columbia Bible College and his MA at Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions.  He and his wife, Vickie, have enjoyed over 47 years of marriage and enjoy times with their family, now numbering 15.