Pastor Debleaire K. Snell

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Pastor Debleaire K. Snell was born in Tallahassee, Florida to Deborah and Larry Snell. 

In 1999, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from Oakwood University. In Spring of 1999, he accepted a call to pastor with the South Central Seventh-day Adventist Conference in Nashville, TN.

Upon graduating, Pastor Snell began his graduate school matriculation at Andrews University. While at Andrews, he served as the Youth Pastor for the Praise Fellowship SDA Church in South Bend, Indiana. In December of 2001, he received his Masters of Divinity from Andrews Theological Seminary. 

From 2002-2006 Pastor Snell led a two Church district in Columbus and West Point, MS. From 2006-2010 he served as the lead pastor of the Lima Drive SDA Church in Lexington, KY.

On July 17th 2010 Pastor Snell began his post as the Senior Pastor of the First SDA Church of Huntsville, AL. Since his arrival at First Church, explosive growth has taken place as hundreds of souls have been baptized in the last 10 years.

Pastor Snell also serves as an adjunct professor for the religion department at Oakwood University. Pastor Snell is also the author of six books, including, Almost Home, New Normals, Leap Year, and Making Christianity Great Again. He has had numerous articles and essays published. His favorite text is II Corinthians 5:17, which states “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 

On July 28, 2021, the North American Division Adventist Media Ministries board voted to accept the name of Debleaire Snell as the new Speaker/Director for Breath of Life Television Ministries. 

Pastor Snell currently also serves as the new Senior Pastor of Oakwood University Church.

Pastor Snell is happily married to his wife of 18 years, the former Gianna Norman of Nashville, TN, and they are the proud parents of Jadon, Brooke, and Braydon.

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