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: Kayla, Juliana, and Payton.

Larry Burk

Executive Pastor

Pastor Larry joined the staff of South Baptist Church in January of 1990. Since then, he has provided direction to several areas of ministry in the church, including Seminary Internships, Children’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, and Budget Development and Implementation. His primary role though, was Worship & Media Pastor, which he filled for 24 years. In September 2013, he began serving as Executive Pastor and now has oversight responsibilities for the following ministry areas: Office/Maintenance/Custodial Staff, Worship Choir, Acting Up Drama, Technology/Media, Congregational Care, and the Life Group Ministry.

Larry met his wife Kim in 1980 while at Clarks Summit University (formerly Baptist Bible College), Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Larry grew up in Fostoria, Ohio and Kim in Martinsburg, West Virginia. They graduated and were married in 1984. From 1985 to 1989, Larry served as Youth & Music Pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hazel Park, Michigan. In 1990, God led them to South where they continue to serve today. Larry was ordained into pastoral ministry in 1998.

God has blessed the Burks with four children: Brenton, Bradly (and his wife Audrey!), Brittany, and Bryant.

Stephanie Black

Family Ministries Director

Stephanie grew up at South, and accepted Christ as her Savior after a message shared in Awana.  Stephanie joined the church staff in the Children’s Ministry Director in 2004, and served almost seven years in that position.    Stephanie has a heart for children and families, and she has recently joined us at South as the Director of Family Ministries.

Support Staff

Shelly Lorenz

Administrative Assistant


Jean Wood

Financial Secretary


Carol Snyder

Graphic Design and Web Content


Linda Gray


Bryant Burk


Jacob Porrett