At HOTLF, we believe God uniquely created you to fulfill God’s plan and purpose for your life. Our passion is to help people grow and develop as strong believers, be grounded in Biblical principles, and experience God to the fullest. Our desire is for you to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit, encourage you in your journey in life, strengthen your relationship with God, and discover your destiny and calling in God.


House of the Lord Fellowship is Full-Gospel, Pentecostal. We are a Bible-based, Spirit-filled, non-denominational church. HOTLF is affiliated with The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and we were the Door’s first of seven church plants.


Everyone is welcome! You will find a diverse bunch of friendly people at HOTLF. Whatever God has for you, you can find and fulfill your unique, God-given purpose here with us. Those at HOTLF come from different faiths and cultural backgrounds and ethnicities. We welcome you regardless of your background, religion or ethnicity!

At HOTLF, you will find the tools and resources you need to get started on your journey and keep growing in your walk with God. There are many ministry opportunities available in which you may become involved. But beyond that, if God’s placed a dream in your heart to do something extraordinary or ordinary, maybe something no one else is doing, we want to help you with that as well!

Come and check us out on any Sunday. You will discover this is a church worth getting out for!



  • Key words in HOTLF’s vocabulary are local + global + heart. We feel it is important for our members to take their faith outside our church walls and to make an impact for Jesus Christ in our community and around the world.
  • There are countless ways to become involved by volunteering within HOTLF departments, outreaches, and activities, building renovations, as well as reaching out to our community and world missions. For example, some of our members volunteer with a program to distribute monthly food boxes in our community, partner with the Samaritan’s Purse project of Operation Christmas Child for shoeboxes to children world-wide, Stephen Ministries leaders for grief assistance; counselors at summer youth camps, and some are involved in street evangelism and witnessing campaigns.
  • Other members are partners with Francophone Africa for Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) for missions, humanitarian aid, and TV-radio evangelism; ambassadors for Gideon Bibles; translators and linguists for HOTLF educational materials and Pastor John Snyder’s books; volunteers with Outreach churches in Costa Rica and with churches and organizations across Europe and Africa; and some are HOTLF financially sponsored missionaries in other countries all over the world.
  • These are just a few ways the HOTLF Family is making a lasting impact, both locally and globally.
  • HOTLF Pastors John and Lynn Snyder are active members of the local Clinton County Ministerium (SCCACC), Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN), America Pastors Network (APN); work closely with officials at Lock Haven University, and support local assistance agencies like the Salvation Army, Clinton County Women’s Shelter, other local aid organizations, and also police, fire, and emergency personnel organizations. Pastors John and Lynn’s heart and vision is to connect and support pastors and churches across Pennsylvania, the USA, and the world by prayer, networking, and through their extensive global mission trips and ministry.

Pastors John and Lynn Snyder Biography

Pastors John and Lynn Snyder have been pastoring the House of the Lord Fellowship Church, which they helped found in 1981, since August of 1988. They reside in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and they have two daughters Sarah and Hannah.

Pastor John was born in Paris, France. He graduated from Lock Haven University of PA, Magna Cum Laude. Before becoming a pastor, he taught in public secondary schools for seven years and was the principal of a K-12 Christian Academy for three years. Pastor Lynn grew up in Bethlehem, PA and graduated from Hood College in Frederick, MD. In 1995, she was ordained a pastor.

Pastor John has ministered in many churches and college campuses throughout the East Coast; he also ministered in churches throughout Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, England, Scotland, Mexico, Russia, Israel, Kenya, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa.

He is the author of six books including Renewing a Right Spirit (new 2010 publication), Where Are the Nine?, Writing the Vision, Fishers of Men, Having Begun in the Spirit Teaching Notes, and Having Begun in the Spirit (which has also been translated into French, Dutch, and Arabic, as well as a pending translation in Spanish). He is a member of the Southern Clinton County Association of Christian Churches (SCCACC). He is also a campus minister of Full Gospel Fellowship at Lock Haven University of PA, and a board member of the Roanoke Mission Outreach in Roanoke, Virginia.

Pastor Lynn frequently ministers with Pastor John in Europe, and when she is not traveling with him, she takes care of “holding down the home front.” Pastors John and Lynn Snyder also give oversight to churches in Pennsylvania, Belgium, and Scotland.




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Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King Jr.

God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil….

E.M. Bounds

What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.

Corrie ten Boom

Faith the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.

Corrie ten Boom

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

Corrie ten Boom

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me