Pastors & Full-Time Ministry Staff

Scott Snyder

Lead Pastor

Pastor Scott joined the staff of South Baptist Church in August 2010. He came to us from upstate New York, where he served on the staff of Breesport Baptist Church for 14 years. During that time, Pastor Scott served as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Worship for nine years, and then as Lead Pastor for five years.

Growing up in a pastor’s home, Scott spent several years of his life growing up in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Florida. And it was at the young age of six that Scott made the biggest decision in life, to trust Christ as his personal Savior and Lord.

Upon graduating from high school, Scott enrolled at Clarks Summit University (formerly Baptist Bible College), Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania to study for the work of the ministry. He graduated in 1997 with a B.S. in Bible, was ordained in 1999, and completed his Master’s Degree at Baptist Bible Seminary in 2012. Scott’s life and ministry verses can be found in 1 Timothy 1:12-14, which says, “I thank Him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because He judged me faithful, appointing me to His service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” (ESV)

God has blessed Scott and his wife Carol with three children.

Josh Lahring

Worship & Discipleship Pastor

Pastor Josh has recently joined the staff of South! Josh is a Flint-area native, and he’s excited to lead the South family in worship each week. He will also be overseeing our discipleship efforts at South. Josh’s college education was at University of Michigan and Great Lakes Christian College.  He comes to South with many talents, ten years of full-time ministry experience, and a heart that wants to serve.  We are blessed to have Josh on the church staff.  His family consists of his high school sweetheart wife named Tiffanie, and their five beautiful children. Josh likes to fix things, read books written by dead people, spend time with his family, and make fancy coffee drinks.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18  For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, so we look to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.

Eric Parker

Student Ministries & Local Outreach Pastor

Pastor Eric joined the staff of South in October 2019, and he is excited about ministering in Flint! Eric spent most of his growing up years in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Eric finished his Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry at Liberty University in May of 2018, and has done a year-long internship at CrossLife Church in Oviedo, Florida.  Eric is a Detroit Red Wings fan, and a Indianapolis Colts fan. He loves pizza and working with teens, and we feel like that sets him up well for Youth Ministry at South. 🙂

Eric also oversees our local outreach efforts.

Romans 8:28 is special to Eric – And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Stephanie Black

Family Ministries Director

Stephanie grew up at South, and accepted Christ as her Savior after a message shared in Awana.  Stephanie graduated from University of Michigan in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work.  She is pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette Indiana, along with a Biblical Counseling Certification from ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors). Stephanie joined the church staff in the Children’s Ministry Director role in 2004, and served almost seven years in that position. She then served at The River Church for a handful of years, and then returned to us in June of 2017 as the Family Ministries Director. Stephanie has a heart for children and families, and she is doing a great job serving our community of families at South.

Support Staff

Shelly Lorenz

Administrative Assistant


Kristen Toth

Financial Secretary


Carol Snyder

Graphic Design and Web Content


Linda Gray


Lindsay Olson


Custodial Position Open

We are looking for a servant of God’s to be an enhancement to the ministry of South and a support to the ministerial team by being responsible for maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of the church facilities by way of general custodial duties. This is a part-time job that is pretty flexible regarding days and times you would need to work. If you are interested in the job, click here to see the  job description and here to view an application form that you may print out, fill out, and return to the church office or to Pastor Scott. (If you can fill it out and scan it, you can email it to either or to Pastor Scott at  If you have any questions about the position, please email Pastor Scott as well.