Jeff Snodgrass is the Lead Pastor at Unite Church located in Pasadena, CA. He grew up in Southern California where, at the age of 16, he made the life change to begin to follow Jesus. After hitting rock bottom in his junior year, his prayer was simply, “Lord, the life I live is now yours. Do with it as you will.” This is the same prayer that led him into ministry and is the same prayer he continues to pray daily. He has now been in full time ministry for ten years and has an intense passion for making disciples, maximizing the ability of all around him, and mending racial divides.
In 2007 he married his wife Julie and they both share a passion for the growth of the local and global Church. Julie is currently the head women’s water polo coach at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. In January 2012 Jeff and Julie began their family, in a surprising way, adding two 17-year-old twins to their family. In 2013 their family grew again by two; only this time, two infants. Julie gave birth to Cayden in May, and Caleb came home at 10 days old on New Years Eve. God has brought their family together in a divine and purposeful way and continues to have his hand on their family’s journey.
Jeff attended Azusa Pacific University, received a B.A. in Biblical Studies and earned his Masters of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.
There are many things that Jeff has a passion for, but in his words, “One of my greatest joys is to see God transform, grow and reconcile people of all ages, color, and culture. Regardless of where, when, or who is around to spark the life change that only God can bring, I whole-heartedly love the Church, Christ’s bride.” Many people describe Jeff as a passionate leader and speaker who spreads the truth in word and deed each day. And as he says, “My desire is to have an eternal impact on those I come in contact with daily. The question I ask daily is, ‘Am I being effective for the Kingdom of God and maximizing what he has given me?’”