• Matt James


    Pastor Matt James and his wife, Jessica, have been at Poplar Spring since April 2014. Matt earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in PreMed from Louisiana State University and a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Additionally, Matt is working towards his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Historical Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matt and Jessica have a son, Desmond. 

  • Michael Lawing


    Pastor Michael Lawing, wife Samantha, sons Silas and Abel, and daughter Novella joined Poplar Spring in March of 2018. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Religious Studies from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC and a Masters of Divinity (M. Div.) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Victor Galipi

    Administrative assistant

    Victor Galipi and his wife Sharon joined Poplar Spring Baptist Church in the fall of 2017. Victor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Ministry from United Wesleyan College in Allentown, PA, and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY.


  • Matt james

  • wiley brantley

  • jay leonard

  • bobby strickland

  • Michael Lawing