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Rev. Dale B. Snyder


Dale B Snyder, Sr. is a second-generation AME Pastor in the Third Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He has served as Pastor of the following churches: Bethel Massillon AME Church in Massillon, Ohio 1994-1995; St. John AME Church in Youngstown, Ohio 1996-1998; Mt. Moriah AME Church in Maple Hts., Ohio 1998-2004; Quinn Chapel AME Church in Cleveland, Ohio 2004-2006; Bethel AME Church in Columbus, Ohio 2006-2016; 2016-2019 St James AME Erie PA.  currently at Bethel AME Church Pittsburgh.


Dale is a veteran of the US Army where he served as a chemical operations specialist. Hold the following certification from Ohio Labors Training School, Explosive Handler, Pipe Laying by Lazer, Construction Blue Prints 1&2, asbestos abatement and Lead Foreman. Member of International Union of Operating Engineers; Journeyman Skilled on Dozer, Track hoe, Back Hoe, Mobile Crane and Loaders, Certifications in Supervisors Management 1 and 2 from NC State University, Certification from Ohio Parks & Recreation Association in Management & Leadership Development  He graduated from David Myers University with a BS in Corporate Management and a BS in Business Administration.  He also graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary Degree in Black Church Studies. Master of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary. He received his Doctoral degree from Payne Theological Seminary.  Dale has a vast amount of business experience owning various businesses for over 20 years and managing government agencies for 14 years before committing to ministry fulltime.


In 2012, Pastor Snyder was the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award which was presented by the Columbus Education Association for his work to defeat issue 5 the collective bargaining bill in the state of Ohio.

Pastor Snyder currently serves in the following positions within the community: Social Action Director for the Third Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Inc. 2010-currently;  Past-President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Columbus, Ohio and Vicinity 2013- 2016; Board member of Ohio Unity Coalition; and member of We Believe Ohio, Pastors in Mission, Metropolitan Area Church Council.  Board Member of Minority Brand which manages Bounce TV Columbus.  Dale is married to Carmalita Snyder and this blended family has adult seven children.

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