Dick Snavely reveals some of his childhood experiences and personal challenges that prepared him to organize and lead Family Life Ministries for nearly fifty years. These experiences include miracles, exciting answers to prayer along with the good, the bad, and the ugly. The reader will share in Dick's early struggles from spankings in third grade, reckless driving as a teenager, the search for a wife, and getting fired as a pastor. You will also rejoice with him in his glorious victories of a personal encounter with God, working with troubled boys, the conversion of a city gang member and the building of a Christian radio station that became a network of Christian FM stations. The excitement and thrill of victory is evident in the story of Family Life Ministries/Network. Dick has often prayed "Lord I don't know where you are leading me today but help me to hang on."
Dick Snavely was raised in a Mennonite family in Lancaster County, PA. He organized Family Life Ministries, New Life Homes-Snell Farm, Twin Tiers Youth For Christ, and Family Life Network. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University. Dick was a film evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Film Association, and pastored a church briefly in West Virginia. In 1957 he moved his family to New York where he organized Family Life Ministries, Inc. He led the organization as President and CEO for 47 years and was succeeded by his son Rick. He is married 55 years to Jacqueline DeVere. They have four children and eleven grandchildren. All four children are active in their church and serving the Lord. Dick is just an ordinary guy. What you see is what you get. He reveals some of the good, bad, and ugly times as he candidly tells ofhis life experiences in this book.