Reaching | Teaching | Serving

Ricky Thrasher

Ricky Thrasher is a State Missionary with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board serving the state in Community Missions. He has aided in establishing Compassionate Ministries across the state and aiding many churches in Community Missions. Before coming to The Georgia Baptist Mission Board, Ricky served as an Associational Missionary and has served two churches as pastor. He is a graduate of News Orleans Baptist Seminary earning a Doctorate of Ministry. He and his wife Janet have two daughters and six grandchildren.

Shelley McKenzie

Shelley and his wife Elizabeth live in Braselton, Georgia, with their three daughters, Ansleigh, Lauren and Bailey. They joined the Poplar Springs family in October 2010 and have served the local Church and Community in various ways while actively supporting local and international missions.

Trey Kennedy

Trey has served as the Minister of Music at Poplar Springs since September 2010. Before coming to PSBC, he was an active member in the music ministry of First Baptist in Duluth. He and his wife, Stacy, have been married since 1994 and live in Buford with their 3 children: Kaitlyn, Maddie, and Robby.

Vicki Finger

Vicki Finger (or better known as “Miss Vicki”) joined the staff of Poplar Springs Baptist Church as Children’s Minister on August 1, 2006. The passion of her life has been and continues to be serving the Lord through ministry to children and youth. She also loves spending time with her family and enjoys reading, art, and music.

Tyler Ellis

Tyler and Megan Ellis were married in 2011 and have a beautiful little girl named Reagan and a little boy on the way to be named Zeke. Tyler came on staff at PSBC in January 2017. They have been in ministry together since before they were married and love to serve the Lord together. Their mission with the youth at PSBC is to teach and equip our young people to be the next generation of leaders in our faith and lead others to Christ through love and service.

Cathy Kemp

Cathy joined the PSBC staff in 2001 and serves as Church Secretary/Treasurer. She and her husband have two children and one very loved granddaughter. She enjoys traveling, serving Christ in the many ministry opportunities at Poplar Springs, and the joy and passion of Bible Study.

Fran Chatham

Fran has served Poplar Springs as the Pianist since November 2011. Fran is a PK (Preacher’s Kid) whose mother found her a piano teacher on every church field. She and her husband, Skider, have been married since 1970 and currently live in Cumming, GA. They have two grown sons and 3 grandchildren.