Garrard Street News

Eric Snider photo Our Minister: Eric Snider

On January 1, 2002, Eric came to Covington to join us in our "partnership in the gospel" (Philippians 1:5). In the ninth grade, he recalls telling one of his classes on the first day of school that he wanted to be a preacher. He even became involved in plays and musicals to overcome his fear of being in front of people; but an interest in science took his ideas for a career in other directions. Having graduated from Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, TN) in 1993 with a degree in Biology, Eric then went on to get certification to teach from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

After just a few years of lesson plans and grading papers, Eric ended up as the youth minister at the church where he grew up, East Allen County Church of Christ in New Haven, Indiana. After leaving that work, he finally made good on his plans to be a preacher! He is a good-fit with the body here. God has even blessed him with a wonderful wife since coming to the Cincinnati area. He and Holly were married in July of 2005. We hope that they are able to continue working with us for many years to come!