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Snyder Primitive Baptist Church


Snyder, Texas



The Snyder Primitive Baptist Church is located on the corner of 23rd Street and Avenue M in Snyder, Texas.  The street address is 2001 Avenue M.


The Snyder Primitive Baptist Church was first organized as the “Little Hope Primitive Baptist Church” on August 17, 1895.  The first pastor to serve the Church was Eld. William Lagow of Bethel Church (Nolan County, Texas).  The first Church Clerk was Bro. A.B. Woody.   



Ministers to serve as pastor of the Snyder Primitive Baptist Church have included Elder J.A. Bean, Elder  Kenneth Martin, Elder W.H. Bodine, Elder Sidney Ellis, Elder Jasper Chambers, Elder J.B. Owens, Elder R.B. Hester and their current pastor is Elder Ward Rowell.


The Snyder Church was also a charter member of the West Providence Association beginning on July 12, 1901.



Pictured:  Snyder Primitive Baptist Church congregation the 1st weekend in June of 2007.


The Snyder Church holds services on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday’s of each month.  The 2007 appointments are as follows:


1st Sunday - Elder Ward Rowell

3rd Sunday - Elder Ward Rowell

4th Sunday - Elder Bernard Gowens


The Snyder Church host a homecoming meeting once or twice a year. Their next homecoming meeting will be the 5th weekend in September of 2007 (9/28 - 9/30) beginning Friday night and continuing through Sunday morning. The Church has invited Elder Mark Richards and Elder Mike Montgomery to be with them during that meeting.



Pictured:  Snyder Primitive Baptist Church Pastor and Deacons

(Bro. James Beckham, Eld. Ward Rowell, Bro. Thomas Strayhorn and Bro. Tommy Pate)




Pictured:  Bro. Thomas Strayhorn.



Email Contacts:


Eld. Ward Rowell (Pastor)

(972) 723-8997


Sis. Vina & Bro. Thomas Strayhorn (Deacon)

(325) 573-8034


Sis. Shirley & Bro. Tommy Pate (Deacon)

(325) 573-5340


Sis. Sandra Laws (Church Clerk)


Bro. Michael Hackfeld



The Snyder Church has a website is at: http://www.houstonpbc.org/snyder





Traveling Directions:


  • Snyder, Texas is located just off Highway 84 and Highway 180 in west Texas.  It is easily accessible from the towns of Lubbock, Midland and Sweetwater.




In Snyder:


  • Coming into Snyder on US-84, take the US-180 exit and go west.


  • To get to the Church house, take 180 West to Ave M.


  • Turn right onto Ave M and drive to 21st (4 blocks)




Hotel Information:


Best Western Snyder Inn

810 East Coliseum Drive

Snyder, TX 79549

(877) 574-2464


Days Inn

800 E. Coliseum Drive

Snyder, TX 79549

(325) 573-1166


Purple Sage Motel

1501 E Coliseum Dr

Snyder, TX 79549

(325) 573-5491



Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 August 2008 )
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