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, serves as bi-vocational pastor, he  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. 

  • adam hare

    associate pastor

    Adam, serves as bi-vocational associate pastor, has been a member of PSBC since 2009, when he was saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
    Adam has served PSBC in many different roles, with an emphasis on teaching the Word of God.
    He has worked in many different career fields including the United States Marine Corp, fiber optic communications, law enforcement, and is currently working in the utility industry. His first love however, is Jesus and teaching others about Him.
    He is married to his lovely bride Amanda, and together they have five children, August, Jude, Layla, Hazel, and Jack.

  • douglas locke

    music leader

    Douglas serves as worship leader and has been a member of Poplar Springs for almost 10 years. He holds a conviction of simple congregational worship where all, musicians and singers alike, are encouraged to worship God with genuine hearts. He is married to his wonderful wife Lauren and they have 4 children together, Ellie Sue, Neva Mae, Rachel, and James