We are excited to announce that our search for a Lead Pastor is over!!!  Pastor Tim Snyder has accepted the position of Lead Pastor at Lycoming Valley Baptist Church.  Please continue to be in prayer for the Snyder family as they transition into this new role.  

 

Click here to watch a video announcement from Pastor Tim.

 

THE SNYDER FAMILY

Hello, my name is Tim Snyder and my story can be best summed up by the words of the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:10 – “By the grace of God I am what I am.”

By God’s grace I was blessed to grow up in a home with parents who loved God and one another. They showed me what it means to be a follower and servant of Jesus Christ. I heard the true gospel at home and at church and received Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of 5. During my teen years, God’s grace continued to abound as I continued to grow in the Lord through His Word and biblical discipleship. It was then that God graciously gave me a desire for ministry, and I surrendered to His call at the age of 18. God in His grace then went to work preparing me for ministry, by leading me to Clarks Summit University, by giving me 3 priceless pastoral internships, as well as connecting me with godly mentors who poured into my life and ministry.

After graduation, one of God’s greatest acts of grace in my life took place on July 15, 2006. I married the most beautiful woman in the world – Jennie, who has been a part of my life since childhood. Jennie has a passion for discipleship and worship and touches the lives of so many through music and personal mentorship. Our heart has always been to take believers where they are and move them to maturity in Christ. We have been married for 13 years and absolutely love our life together. God’s grace abounded all the more when He gave us our two incredible kids: Kellan (9) – who loves basketball, Mario, and trains and Lila (7) – who loves music, art, and slime.

For the past 12 years we have been blessed to serve at Riverdale Baptist Church in Flint Michigan. Riverdale is an incredible place because it is filled with incredible people. And for 10 years – I served as Youth and Worship Pastor, and for the last 2 years – I served as Pastor of Discipleship and Worship. And God in His grace not only counted us faithful, but also made us fruitful. And while we are thankful for our past ministry, we believe that God is moving us to serve Him in a new direction. And wherever that direction maybe our family motto will always be – “Wherever God has us, wherever God takes us – we will serve Him together!”