Pastors & Staff

Jerry & Hope Snider

Lead Pastors

Pastors Jerry and Hope are the founding and lead pastors of Christian World in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Jerry Snider is a visionary and powerful life speaker whose message is centered in Love. He is a worshipper, husband, father, leader, pastor, author, musician, encourager, creative genius and friend to all.

Hope Snider is a wife, mother, pastor, teacher and worship leader. With a desire to follow the calling God placed on her life, she pursued higher education and finished with a Masters degree in Music Education. Pastor Hope uses her witty and humorous teaching style to impart Biblical truths in a relevant way. She has a passion for loving people right where they are and helping them realize God’s plan for their life.

Pastors Jerry and Hope live in Louisiana and are blessed with two daughters, Allie and Sophie.

Jeremy Damiata

Associate Pastor

Jeremy Damiata is an integral part of the staff at CW and has a powerful call on his life to serve. He joined the team in September 2011 as the Ministry Director of Christian World. Jeremy worked at Habitat for Humanity in coordinating their volunteer teams and community projects. His background in management and community involvement made the transition to CW a natural place for his talents and love for people to thrive.

Jeremy married his beautiful wife Kasey in 2012. Kasey serves as the Leader of the Hospitality Team, always making sure that the members of CW and our first-time guests have the very best experience every time they enter the doors.
They have one beautiful daughter, Evie, who was born in October of 2017.

Jeremy loves fishing and the outdoors. He is an avid runner, training for and competing in marathons as often as possible.

Kyle & Dede McKinley

Media Directors

Kyle and Dede McKinley are a dynamic, creative duo. They married in May of 2013, and moved from Pensacola, FL to Lake Charles in August of 2017. With a passion for multimedia production, graphic design, and social media, they have carved a niche for themselves in the world of digital content creation. Together, they lead an incredible team of volunteers that are an integral part of the worship experience at Christian World.

Kyle's expertise lies in audio and video production. With an keen ear for sound and a deep understanding of sound engineering, he helps set the atmosphere for our worship experiences.

Dede is the creative force behind the graphic design at CW. Her talent for crafting visually stunning designs is matched only by her strategic approach to social media management. She excels in creating engaging content that not only looks incredible, but also connects with the hearts and minds of the community.

Dede and Kyle blend their skills and passions to deliver compelling content that leaves a lasting impact. Whether it's a captivating video, a powerful graphic, or a well-crafted social media strategy, they will continue to use their gifts for the kingdom.