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Pastor, William F. Snorgrass

Accepted Christ as his personal Savior as a youth at the Wards Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, the late Rev. J. E. Erickson, Pastor , in Sedalia, Mo. where he was born and grew up.


Pastor Snorgrass is married.  He and his wife Annetta have been married for 44 years.  The Lord graciously blessed them with three children and three grandchildren:


 It was in the summer of 1977 that he, rededicated his life to the Lord and united with the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., under the late Rev. A. M. Hudson, Sr.   There he served in many areas. 


He accepted his call to the gospel ministry in 1980.  In September of 1981 he was ordained and shortly after began serving as Assistant to the Pastor under Rev. A. M. Hudson.  He served in this position until the retirement of Pastor Hudson in November 1988.   He then served as the interim pastor for Progressive for one year.  On November 17, 1989 the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church was led by the Spirit of God to call William F. Snorgrass as their pastor.  On December 17, 1989 he was installed as pastor and serves in that position to this present day.


Pastor Snorgrass entered the Central Institute of Technology in 1973 (now DeVry) and graduated in 1975.  He went to work for Bendix (now Honeywell) where he was employed for 14 years until called to pastor full time in June of 1990. He  attended the Penn Valley Community College for almost two years, but choosing to complete the studies at the Western Baptist Bible College, graduating with an Associates Degree in Bible Theology.  He has a B.S. Degree earned through the Friend’s University of Wichita, Kansas.  Work toward a Masters of Divinity Degree was begun at the Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Kansas but plans to complete this work through another school. He was honored with an honorary Doctorate by the Christian Minister’s Alliance, Inc. of Tulsa, Okla in 2011


Pastor Snorgrass served as President of the New Era Missionary Baptist District Congress of Christian Education for 8 years, an auxiliary to the New Era Missionary Baptist District Association. He is a former President of the Jackson County Board of One Church One Child Adoption Program. He also served as Recording and Executive Secretary of the New Era Missionary Baptist District Association.  He has been an instructor of many classes over the years in both the District and State Congresses of Christian Education. He has served in several Missionary Baptist State Convention, and Congress offices., and has served with the  Baptist Minister’s Union of Kansas City.  Pastor Snorgrass is presently the 1st Vice President for the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri  and past Moderator of the New Era Missionary Baptist District Association. 


He received an award from the Kansas City Globe as one of the “100 Most Influential  Blacks In Kansas City, Missouri and was recognize by the RMC (Recognizing Metro Clergy) group of KC in 2014 for longevity of service to the Body of Christ and Community.

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