Leadership Team

Dr. Brian Rushing

Senior Pastor


I grew up in Jackson, MS, and met Paige during our early college years. After marrying, we served FBC Bay St. Louis for twelve years, where I fulfilled multiple ministry roles: Children & Youth Minister, Minister of Education, and Associate Pastor. While serving on the MS Gulf Coast, I obtained seminary degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2009, FBC Newton called me to serve as Senior Pastor, where we remained for ten years. After serving a short time as a Church Health Consultant for LifeWay Christian Resources, I am grateful to serve here at Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church. My prayer is for our church to be known as a family that helps people come to know Jesus and grow as His disciples.

Rev. Aubry Martin

Minister of Education/Administration


Born and raised in Calhoun City, MS by godly parents. Accepted Jesus as personal Lord and Savior as a young boy and committed my life to full time service as a teenager. Graduated from Mississippi State University in 1979 with a Parks and Recreation Degree and worked for Corps of Engineers. Surrendered to the ministry in 1981 and graduated from New Orleans Theological Seminary in 1984.

Jason Perault

Minister of Music


Jason came to Poplar Springs in May of 2019. He is a native of Gonzales, LA. He is a graduate of New Orleans Theological Seminary, where he met his wife, Cheryl. They have been married since 2005 and have 3 children, Breanna, John and Caleb. Jason has served in churches in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working in the yard and rooting for his LSU Tigers!

Regina Wetzstein

Director of Children Ministries


Regina and her family relocated to Meridian in 2005 and became a part of the PSDBC family. Regina’s husband, Tom, is working at the base in Meridian. They have two children, Branson and Bailey.

Marjie Seal

Director of Preschool Ministries


Marjie and her husband Bryan moved to Meridian in 1989 and joined Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church in November of that year. She is a Registered Nurse, a native of Poplarville, MS., and has served as Pre-School Director since 1999. Marjie and Bryan have three children and seven grandchildren. In her free time, Marjie likes to travel, play with her grandchildren, and cheer for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Tammy Brantley

Church Clerk / Music & Publications Ministry Assistant


Tammy joined our staff in 2003 after moving to Meridian from Nashville TN. She married her college sweetheart, Steve Brantley in 1979 and they have two grown children, a daughter in law and a granddaughter. She and her family have served our church in numerous roles since joining us in 1994.

Tammy loves music and likes the piano. She also loves to travel, especially where there is a lake, stream or ocean. Her favorite seasons are winter and fall.

Molly King

Financial Secretary / Ministry Assistant


I am originally from Yukon, Oklahoma. I moved to Meridian, MS in 2000. I joined PSDBC in 2002. I have one son, Micah, in Virginia. I love to knit and teach others to knit.

Chreyl Reid

Receptionist / Education Administrative Assistant


I joined PSDBC Staff in 2013. I am married with two children. My father was in the military so we traveled to many different locations but finished school in Meridian area. I graduated from Ole Miss and Oxford holds a special place in my heart. I long for the beach with sun, sand and beautiful sunsets.

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