ROCKMART — Barry Snapp, who has been pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Rockmart since 2006, will be nominated for vice president of the Georgia Baptist Convention when messengers gather at Ingleside Baptist Church in Macon for a one-day meeting on Nov. 9.
Wayne Robertson, pastor of Morningside Baptist Church in Valdosta and former president of the GBC, will nominate Snapp. The Morningside pastor explained, “Barry Snapp is a stellar example of a faithful pastor, sound preacher, and wise leader in his church and his community. As a current leader among Georgia Baptists his wisdom has been greatly advantageous when facing crucial decisions.”
Snapp proved his leadership ability when he served as president of the Georgia Baptist Preaching Conference in 2018. The conference was held at Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins during a torrential rain, but observers remember that the attendance for the conference rivaled the attendance for the Convention and was extremely inspiring. In recent years Snapp has also served Georgia Baptists as a member of the Executive Committee and served as vice chairman of the Administration Committee before serving as chairman for two years.
Prior to his call to ministry, Snapp served in the field of education for eight years as a middle school social studies teacher in Floyd County. The Rockmart pastor is a graduate of Floyd College in Rome, the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., and the University of Alabama. He has also attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Snapp’s uncompromising allegiance to God’s Word, creative and compelling preaching style, his love for the people of Victory Baptist Church, and leadership ability has resulted in significant growth at the Rockmart church.
Under Snapp’s leadership the church completed a new sanctuary in 2014 and added a balcony in 2017. Recently, the church completed a new multi-purpose Family Life Center and gymnasium. Victory gives nine percent of undesignated receipts to the Cooperative Program and Great Commission Giving.
Barry and his wife, Stephanie, have been married twenty-five years.