Greetings from the pastor search team of psbc

This page contains basic information for anyone interested in our search for God’s man to join our elder leadership as a bi-vocational senior pastor. If you are new to our website we suggest that you explore the site for more detailed information. If you know someone who might qualify for this position please refer them to this page or have them contact the church office for more information. If you are personally praying about this opportunity then we recommend you continue reading, explore the site, and submit your resume to 

Our History & Culture:

Poplar Springs has a rich history in the community of Ringgold. The church was founded in 1939 and has been fortunate to have had pastors that have fostered a culture of sound biblical preaching and the making of disciples at home and abroad. You can read more details on our ABOUT US page of our website regarding our focus on the Word of God, Biblical Worship and Sacrificial living.

This biblical culture has resulted in numerous families from PSBC going to various mission works all over the world. Even some of our pastoral staff has followed the Lord’s leading to distant countries and unreached peoples. This would include our most recent senior pastor and elder, Chris Petty and his family, who will be leaving soon for Bolivia.

Poplar Springs has also played a significant role in the Ringgold community especially during the EF4 Tornado of 2011. Poplar Springs Baptist and Ringgold United Methodist Church were the two main relief centers for the city of Ringgold. PSBC was known for our sacrificial love as we not only opened our gymnasium but our church body actively went out to the community knocking on doors to help clear debris as well as deliver food and relief supplies while providing spiritual truth and counseling to many individuals and families.

It must be stated that all of these undertakings are not just religious activities but reflect a spirit of love and care that manifests itself in the culture of our small church.

Senior Pastor Bi-Vocational Job Description Summary:

The Bi-Vocational Senior Pastor has the primary responsibility for preaching and teaching the Word of God for the maturing, discipling, and equipping of the saints. He will also lead the church to accomplish its mission in making disciples both locally and globally through its outreach, mission’s opportunities, and initiatives.

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The PSBC search team would like to thank you for reading this information and we request that you pray that God would give us wisdom and discernment as we endeavor to follow the Lord in this process. May God’s will be accomplished in and through Poplar Springs.