Something happened to that young pastor Snow Hill called in 1994. There was a time you could not get him off of a basketball court. Now, he would as soon be standing in a river fly fishing. The one thing that has remained constant is his commitment to “be here.” Though he is not from the Tri-City area, it is his home. He has been involved in several different community groups and events. Participating in the community’s life signals his understanding of the Incarnation – the coming in the flesh of Jesus Christ. He and Patty have made the journey that Eugene Peterson calls “a long obedience in the same direction.” Their grandchildren are nearing the age of their two girls when they moved to Tuttle. The mutual love and affection shared between pastors, including his family, and their church family has kept them confident here is the place to be.
Associate Pastor, Music/Worship
Rusty came to Snow Hill in 2007. He is married to Melinda. They have 4 kids Tim, Sue, Sayra & Ryan, also Daughter-in-law-Tasha, and their Son-in-law Sean. Rusty is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University. Rusty enjoys fishing, movies, and cooking.
After serving in South America as IMB missionaries, Laura and her family settled in Tuttle in 2011 and joined Snow Hill shortly thereafter. For the last 5 years, she and her husband, Alex, have led the Youth Sunday School class. Recently, she felt the call to transition into full-time ministry once again. When the opportunity for youth minister opened, she felt it was divine providence. She is fully committed to the discipleship and spiritual growth of each student. Laura and Alex are blessed with two sons, Joshua and Isaac, married to their daughter-in-law Crystal. Laura enjoys spending time with family, teaching yoga, gardening, and traveling. Her travels have taken her to many places, including Germany, Austria, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, and the Caribbean.