Growing Outside Ourselves

Leadership Staff

Photo of Pastor, Eric Snider.

Eric Snider

I’m Eric Snider, and I have been blessed to serve as pastor of FBC White Plains since 1994. I came to Christ in 1982 as a twelve year old boy. My wife, Kim, and I have been married since 1992. We have one daughter, Anna, and her husband, Kolby, and one grandson, Bo. I love…

Photo of Associate Pastor, Philip Smith.

Philip Smith

I’m Philip Smith, and I come from a long line of preachers, deacons, and singers, and have been raised to come to church and serve, not to be served. I started singing with my sister and a friend in a nursing home ministry when I was about 10. I was saved and baptized when I…

Photo of Ruthie Snider, Church Secretary.

Ruthie Snider

I am Ruthie Snider. My husband, Vernon, and I have been saved since 1989. We have been married since 1967. We have three children: Donna, Tammy, and Rodney, along with six grandchildren and one great granddaughter. I began working at FBC White Plains in 2005. I love my church and have such love for all…

Photo of Kelly Boyd, Children's Ministry Director.

Kelly Boyd

I am Kelly Boyd, the Children’s Ministry Director at The First Baptist Church of White Plains. I recently joined the staff in November 2021. I have been a member of the church since 2019. I gave my life to the Lord November 1st, 2009. I am married to CJ Boyd and we have two beautiful…

Cheryl Hanvey

I’m Cheryl Hanvey, and I have been a member of First Baptist Church of White Plains for 25 years. Jeff Hanvey and I were married for 34 years and we have four children. I was an AP Bookkeeper for the Calhoun County Board of Education for 18 years. One of my favorite scriptures is “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;…

Photo of Nick Arnold and family.

Nick Arnold

I’m Nick Arnold, and I have been the student minister at First Baptist Church of White Plains since December 2019, and I am thankful to be a part of such a great church family. I surrendered my life to Christ when I was 14 years old, and I was called to serve in the ministry…

Photo of Adam Smith, Worship Band Leader.

Adam Smith

I’m Adam Smith, and I’ve attended church at FBCWP my entire life, and I even received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior here at the age of eight. My roles have included “Minister’s Kid,” band member, singer, and now the ones you see listed above. I spent a few years at Bethel University, where I…