Our Staff

Chris Snidow

Senior Pastor


Chris Snidow I was born in Oklahoma in 1955 but grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior at the age of 16. My wife, Cindy, and I were married in 1979 and have one son, Adam, who was born in 1981. While working as a general contractor in Albuquerque I felt God’s call upon my life and surrendered to full-time ministry. In 1991 we moved to Fort Worth to attend Southwestern Seminary. I received a degree in music in 1994 and in 1996 graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education. In June of 1996 the Lord brought us to Parkway Baptist Church for me to serve as Associate Pastor of Music and Education. I have been serving as Senior Pastor since January 2002. I have been immeasurably blessed each day the Lord allows me to serve Him. I invite you to come and celebrate the love of Christ with God’s family at Parkway Baptist Church, A Home For Your Heart!

1 John 4:7-10

God Bless,

Pastor Chris

Phillip Smith

Financial Manager

Phillip Smith I have my roots deep in the heart of Texas. I was born in Corpus Christi, but grew up in Houston in the 1950's and 1960's. I was fortunate to have loving parents(who are now in their late 80's but still going strong) who brought me up in my Christian faith at an early age. I attended Spring Branch schools in the Houston area and had some great teachers who inspired and motivated me. I met my high school sweetheart (Susan) there in 1969, we married in 1974 and have been blessed with two beautiful daughters and four grandsons during our 42 years of marriage.

After attending the Virginia Military Institute my freshman year of college, I transferred to Texas A&M and was a 1974 graduate with a bachelor's degree in Finance. After working for a number of years in the US Treasury Department, public accounting, and oil field services, I eventually found my true calling and spent the last 22 years of my career working with students as a teacher and public school administrator in Houston. In 2013, my wife and I retired to College Station and are loving life here in the Brazos Valley. Before joining the staff at Parkway Baptist Church, I spent the previous two years as the part-time bookkeeper for one of the local animal shelters.

As I look back on my life of 64 years, I realize that God has led me on an incredible journey. Throughout the inevitable peaks and valleys that I have experienced in life, I know that Jesus has been with me every step of the way. I look forward to traveling the path he has waiting for me in the future, and I am thankful he has provided me the opportunity to be a member of the ministry team here at Parkway Baptist Church.

...whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. John 4:14