About Our Senior Pastor


It all started In Puna for Pastor Jack and His wife, Mahi when...

...their family moved to Volcano in 2009 for a year of sabbatical and to help care for Mahi's aging parents.  The Snells had been living in Asia since the early 1980s and had spent the previous 25 years working in China.  Jack had spent the last 5 years pastoring at the Beijing International Christian Fellowship.

In early 2010 when Pastor Bob Thompson retired, Puna Covenant Church called Jack to take on the role as the church's Lead Pastor.  In 2019 he begins his 10th year giving direction to the church staff and overseeing the teaching ministry of the church.  In Ephesians 4:11-12 Paul instructs church elders to "equip the saints for the work of ministry", a responsibility Jack enjoys and takes seriously.

The Snells have 3 children: Christopher and his wife Michela, Jeremy and his wife Rebecca, and a daughter, Jessica, who is a college sophomore in Hilo.

Both Jack and Mahi have a strong love for the church and the people of PCC and they invite you to come be part of the PCC family.