Our Leadership Team

Rev. Bruce McGee, Senior Pastor
Rev. Bruce McGee began his ministry at Poplar Springs in October, 2014.  He comes with 12 years of ministry experience, having served at several churches in the metro Atlanta area, His most recent position was Associate Pastor of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church for more than 8 years.  Rev. McGee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry from Leavell College, as well as a Master of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He enjoys golf, trout fishing, watching sports and spending time with his family.  Bruce and his wife, Laura, have 3 children.
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Chad Smith, Youth Ministry Director

Chad has been a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church since 1996.  He and his wife, Lynn, have served in the youth department since 1998.  Chad has served as Youth Ministry Director since March 2014.  The mission of our youth department is to see students come to know Jesus and grow closer to Him through a personal relationship.  Chad and Lynn have one son, Elijah.  

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Pam Emery, Ministry Assistant

Pam Emery has been a member of Poplar Springs since 1994 and on staff as Ministry Assistant since 2002. She is married to Robert who serves as Region Manager of the Central Georgia Region of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.  They have raised three boys – Chris, a Senior Systems Engineer, Steven, a Georgia State Parks Manager, and Joseph, a Technology Librarian.  They also have 2 wonderful “daughters” —  Trish (wife to son, Chris), & Brandy (wife to son, Steven) and 3 delightful grandsons. In addition to her duties as Ministry Assistant, Pam is the Missions Friends Director, Assistant Treasurer and serves on various committees.  In her leisure time,  Pam enjoys spending time with her family, camping and the outdoors, crafts, needlework and reading.