I want to introduce myself, and my family to you. My name is Don Snyder and I have the wonderful privilege of being the pastor at the Doubling Gap Church of God.
My wife’s name is Tammy. We have been married for over 25 years. Tammy is an elementary school teacher, teaching 3rd grade in The Boiling Springs School District. We both come from farm backgrounds, mine being a dairy farm and hers a grain and hog operation. We have two daughters, Megan, our oldest, living in Hanover, PA. She is a graduate of Penn State and is very active in Senior Pet Rescue! Our youngest, Erica, is living at home and working as a promotion producer for Sinclair Broadcasting in Harrisburg.
I went to high school in Hegins, PA, and received my BS from Penn State in Agricultural Economics/Farm Management. I was ordained in 2009 and have been the Pastor here at the GAP since then. Previously I was the Associate/Youth Pastor at the Plainfield Church of God, Plainfield, PA from November 2004 through February 2009.
We have been at Doubling Gap since March 1st of 2009. We are excited about what God is doing in our midst. We would love to get to know you better. Come and join us for a Sunday service, or call, or write, or Facebook so I can get to know you. We believe you will find a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere when you visit Doubling Gap Church of God. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Pastor Don and Tammy Snyder
“Personal Testimony” ‘My Story’ (The condensed version)
From my high school years throughout my college and early adult years as well, I lived what most would consider a typical ‘Christian’ life. I did all the ‘right’ things but never really let God have control. It took a crisis in my life in 1987-88 to ‘wake me up’ and get right with God! This wakeup call made me realize I needed God to be in complete control of my life. I realized that life wasn’t about me, it was about Him! I refer to this as my ‘reawakening’. It was this change from a ‘me’ centered life to a God centered one! That’s how God has been at work in my life. It took my letting go and letting God have control. Sort of like when I made that profession of my faith at 12. I wanted to let go and let God have me, but it took years for me to realize what that really meant!