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 oversees 200+ volunteers at CW.

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.

In 2015, Jeremy and Kasey helped launch our YALife Ministry where they pastor and lead one of the greatest ministries at CW.

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