Our Pastoral Staff

Cory Snyder

Lead Pastor


Lead Pastor – Cory Snyder

Cory came on staff as youth pastor in 2003. He has a degree in Biblical Studies from Baptist Bible College in PA. Cory and his wife Carrie have 2 children. Cory stepped into the position of lead pastor in Sept. 2008. Cory is excited to be able to share God’s Word each week in a relevant way that encourages people to grow in their Christian walk.

Q&A With Pastor Cory

1. What was your first job?

When I was in the 8th grade I worked on a farm bailing hay for $2/hour. It lasted only a couple weeks, since I’m allergic to hay.

2. Where did you grow up?

In a little town called Breesport in upstate New York. By the way, Breesport is no where near New York City, but I still feel that I have the right to call myself a true Yankees fan.

3. What do you love most about Riverdale Baptist Church?

I love being surrounded by a community of believers who support and encourage each other as we “run the race” together.

4. What is your favorite quote?

“My greatest fear in life is not that I will be a failure, but that I will be a success at that which does not matter.” – Dwight Peterson

5. What is the one thing most people don’t know about you?

I can be extremely shy; I’m not naturally a people-person.

6. What is your family like?

My family is a blessing from God that I in no way deserve. When it comes to my wife, Carrie, I totally over-achieved! When it comes to my two children, Autumn and Reed, I am extremely proud! We love being together!

7. Who is someone you admire?

I look up to my parents. They’ve been in full-time ministry for over 30 years and still going strong! I can only hope that my wife and I can be as effective as a tag-team as my mom and dad are.

8. What do you love most about your job?

I have a job that allows me to use, on a daily basis, the spiritual gifts that God has given me. That’s a privilege that many people don’t have.

9. What is your favorite passage of Scripture?

I Corinthians 15:58 – “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the lord, because you know that your labor is not in vain.“

10. What inspires you?

A church is culturally relevant and biblically sound at the same time! I have this idea that a church can be attractive to others while not compromising God’s Word. That’s what I want for Riverdale.

Jerry Foster

Associate Pastor


Jerry served as Lead Pastor at Riverdale from 1997-2008, after coming from a missionary appointment to France for 8 years. He and his wife Gloria have been in the pastorate for over 40 years. Jerry’s desire is for evangelism and he enjoys being a chaplain for local law enforcement agencies.

Q&A With Pastor Jerry

1. What was your first job?

I sold eggs on an egg route, door-to-door.

2. Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised right here in Flint.

3. What do you love most about Riverdale Baptist Church?

The way Riverdale accepts everyone.

4. What is your favorite quote?

“When you want something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.“

5. What is the one thing most people don’t know about you?

I serve as the chaplain for the Flint Township Police and Genesee County Sheriff’s Dept.

6. What is your family like?

My wife Gloria and I have been married for 45 years. We are blessed with 2 married sons and 6 grandchildren.

7. Who is someone you admire?

My father. He was a wonderful Christian example and a great role model. His consistent walk with God was a tremendous influence in my life.

8. What do you love most about your job?

I enjoy people – and being able to share the news of God’s grace!

9. What is your favorite passage of Scripture?

Romans 8:1 – “There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.“

10. What inspires you?

To realize how good God has been to me, a sinner saved by His glorious grace – and allowed me to minister for almost 50 years.

Tim Snyder

Pastor of Discipleship & Worship Ministries


Tim has been on staff as the Pastor of Student & Worship Ministries since September 2008. He is currently switching over to an exciting new role as our Pastor of Discipleship & Worship Ministries.

At an early age, Tim made the ultimate decision of accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Growing up in a pastor's family, he was able to use his gifts in many different capacities. Tim felt strongly the Lord's call to full time ministry.

He graduated with his bachelor's degree in Bible from Summit University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Jennie, have two children.

Tim's passion is to make effective disciple makers for the kingdom of God.

Kshitiz Ghimire

Pastor of Student Ministries


Meet our new Pastor of Student Ministries, Kshitiz Sharma Ghimire. He was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kshitiz was born in a Hindu family. His parents heard the gospel from a visiting missionary in 1998 and God changed their heart. He saw a change in their lives, which led him to be more curious about Jesus. As Kshitiz was asking more questions and attending church, God poured His grace on Kshitiz and he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the age of 12.

Kshitiz's parents dedicated their life towards full time ministry, so he grew up as Pastor’s kid for the latter part of his life where he got to experience and be involved in various ministries. Kshitiz was in high school and desiring to be a civil engineer as his future career when God burdened his heart for ministry. God changed Kshitiz's heart and put a desire for ministry in it and as a result, he surrendered for full time ministry in 2009.

Kshitiz left Nepal and came to United States in 2010 to pursue further education and equip himself for ministry. Kshitiz attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO and completed his Bachelors in Mission and Bachelors in Business Administration in 2015. He has been attending the seminary in the same college for Masters in Divinity with focus in Biblical Counseling since then. Kshitiz plans to finish his seminary in next few years, Godspeed.

Kshitiz is currently engaged to Brenna Watt who is a member of Riverdale and they will be married in October 2018. She is his biggest support and a huge blessing in his life, that he says, he totally did not deserve.

Kshitiz is honored, excited and humbled to have this opportunity to serve alongside wonderful group of believers to bring Glory to our Lord’s name. Other than that, Kshitz is a soccer enthusiast and he loves watching, talking and playing the game.


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