Pastor Snode grew up in Butler, Ohio and attended Mansfield Baptist Temple where he was saved and trained to serve the Lord. He married his wife Heidi in the summer of 2001, and they have two sons. For six years, Pastor Snode served as an assistant pastor in Clarkston, Michigan where he was ordained in 2004. The Lord impressed upon his heart the need for a vibrant, independent Baptist church in Wayne County, Ohio. With the help of the Lord and like-minded ministries, North Life Baptist Church was launched in January of 2009. He currently holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries from Pensacola Christian College and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Maranatha Baptist Seminary. In the fall of 2021, the Snodes launched Inspire Counseling Ministries, a biblically-based initiative to help churches and those ministers/wives who lead them practically breathe in what God has graciously breathed out through His all-sufficient Word. Pastor Snode is passionate about learning and communicating Biblical truth for strong families, local church ministry, and transformative counseling.