John, who also goes by Johnny, a native of Big Sandy, Texas, lives in McKinney, Texas. He and his wife Maria Marcela from Bogota, Colombia, have been married for 22 years and have three children ages 19, 16, and 9, two of which are adopted. John has over 28 years experience working in the field of information technology and has his masters from Boston University. He completed his undergraduate degree in theology from Ambassador University in Big Sandy. The Snyders have been active in hosting fellowships in their home since 2001 in an effort to foster open communication and hope to live and teach what it means to be a living sacrifice.