Our Pastor

David Snyder, born October 20, 1965, has, for the most part, called East Tennessee home for his entire life. Residing in Dunlap, Pastor David was raised in a Pastor's home himself, so he was no stranger to the ministry at an early age.  At the age of 21, while living in Sylva, NC, Pastor David received the call to preach, which he soon answered by moving back to East Tennessee and assuming the pastorate at the Silverpoint Church of God in Baxter, TN. Before coming to Dante in the Spring of 2003, Pastor David gained much experience at 4 different churches as Senior Pastor. At each church, the Lord blessed Pastor David's ministry and the church saw tremendous growth; doubling and sometimes tripling the congregation in very short amounts of time. It was when coming to Dante, however, that Pastor David's ministry really hit its stride. Now in his 12th year of ministry here, God is blessing the congregation of Dante through Pastor David's leadership as he endeavors to constantly stay in the perfect will of God, reaching the lost of the Knoxville area.

Pastor Snyder has been married to his sweet wife Brenda for 10 years and he has two beautiful daughters. Krissy, his eldest, is married to John Bevil and they have 3 boys, Christopher, Drew and Kameron. Becca is married to Josh Ferguson and they have two children Brock & Marlee. They all reside in Knoxville, TN.

On behalf of my wife Brenda and I, we say "Thank you," for visiting The Dante Church of God website. Since assuming the role of Senior Pastor here 12 years ago, I have witnessed the hand of God do miraculous things.  We have experienced tremendous growth and want nothing more than to serve the Kingdom in these last days. We love to worship, we love to hear the Word of God preached with authority and we love to fellowship. Another thing we love, is meeting new people and that means you. We hope that at some point in the near future you will make time to visit one of our "one-of-a-kind" services.  No matter what your gifting is, there is a place for you at Dante and we want to help you facilitate the call of God in your life.  May God richly bless you and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Welcome to Dante Church of God.

When you arrive at Dante you'll be greeted at the door by friendly smiles and given a guest packet containing a small gift, information about who we are and what is going on around Dante. Inside the guest packet you will find a Communication Card that we ask each guest to fill out with as much information as they like. Once completed you can place the Communication Card in the offering plate when it passes by you or give it to one of our greeters after the service.

As a church family, we are committed to the person of Jesus Christ, and we base our teaching upon God’s revealed word; the Bible. It is our desire that people come to place their trust in Christ to forgive and lead them, and that they grow in their relationship with Him. We seek to provide regular teaching and preaching of the Bible, meaningful times of worship, opportunities for fellowship, prayer, outreach, and numerous other ministries for people of all ages.

We are a part of the Church of God (Cleveland) Denomination, but more importantly, a part of the Kingdom of God.  We desire to see the Body of Christ rise to it's full potential in the last days before the coming of Christ.  We believe that there is a remnant of people whose hearts are thirsty for a deeper walk in the Holy Spirit.  If you are looking for a home church in the North Knoxville area, then please check Dante out!  With exuberant worship, rhema word and a great family environment, you are sure to find a place at Dante!

At Dante we are a church family committed to Winning souls through evangelism, to Igniting the power of the Holy Spirit in every believer’s life through prayer, worship, preaching and teaching the Word of God, to Nurturing and training every believer to be a disciple of Christ, and to fulfilling the call of Matthew 25: 31 – 40 through the ministry of care.

Please feel free to look around our website and to contact us if you desire more information. May God bless you and we look forward to meeting you.

Pastor David Snyder