Bishop Aaron H. Sneed, Sr. is a native of Bridgeport, CT where at the age of 16 he became a charter member of the Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love, now known as the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. The
Reverend Sneed was ordained an Elder in 1979 and served as the Assistant Pastor of Prayer Tabernacle Church until 1982 when after faithfully serving his pastor for over 14 years, was called to Pastor the Clover Hill Church. Having never lost spiritual son-ship, Elder Sneed was call back to his home church in 1992 to serve as its Administrative Pastor as the Senior Pastor (the Dearly departed Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, Sr.) began to fully initiate the process of consenting to the Mandate of his election to the Bishopric by those sons whose preaching and pastoring ministries were birth through him.
In May of 2009 Bishop Aaron Sneed, Sr. was designated Bishop-Suffragan by the greatly lamented Bishop Kenneth Moales, Sr., and is being consecrated and ordained Bishop-Suffragan to the State of Connecticut during the first week of Advent Saturday the 4th December 2010. He shall be known as the Bishop of Connecticut until such time an Ordinary or Diocesan Bishop is elected. He shall then be called the Bishop of Bridgeport after the city out of which he shall serve.
He is married to Mary Blake-Sneed for 28 years, and together they have two children Aaron Jr. 26, and Lauryn age 18. The Bishop-Designate is an Alumnus of Sacred Heart University where he majored in Elementary Education an Oklahoma Wesleyan University graduating Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership and Church Administration.
Bishop Sneed is a member of the historic National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He has also proudly served in the City of Bridgeport’s “Read Aloud” program were he volunteered to read to elementary school children during their storytelling time, and has severed as a guide in the Governor’s Prevention Mentoring Program, which commits itself to the holistic care of children of incarcerated parents.
He recently earned a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education from the Andover Newton Theological School of Newton Center, MA. And, is present working towards a Doctorate in Ministries degree from Liberty University of Lynchburg, VA.
Bishop Sneed currently serves as the Administrative Pastor and Dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit where he learned the meaning of stewardship, servant-leadership, and solidarity through his many years of service to the late Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, Sr.
With a heart for serving God’s people, He also serves as an Assistant to the Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, His Grace the Bishop Hezekiah Xavier Walker
Bishop Sneed has adopted the aphorism of his fairfield mentor the Archbishop-Metropolitan J. Delano Ellis; Vocati Ad Ministrandum “A Calling to Servant-Ministry” for it indeed bespeaks his life’s passion.