Blue Mountain Community Church to commission senior pastor


WALLA WALLA - Blue Mountain Community Church, 928 Sturm Ave., will commission the Rev. Jim Snyder as its new senior pastor at 10:15 a.m. on March 27.

Snyder has served as senior pastor at Sacred Journey Church in Kansas City, Mo. Prior to that, he served as a youth pastor in Texas, according to an email from the church.

Snyder is a graduate of Anderson University, in Anderson, Ind. He holds a master of divinity.

He and his wife, Leslie, have three children.

Blue Mountain Community Church, formerly First Church of God, got its start in 1898. Its mission is to lead people in growing relationships with Jesus. Among its community outreaches are Vacation Bible School and an annual Harvest Carnival. The congregation also supports the Christian Aid Center, Birthright, Helpline and several local missionaries. It also helps support more than a dozen foreign missionaries and mission organizations. It is affiliated with the Church of God denomination in Anderson, Ind.

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