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Jackson Hayes Snyder II was born in Findlay, Ohio in 1953.  He was called to the supernatural ministry as a teen in Cobo Arena, Detroit in a meeting with healing evangelist A. A. Allen (1967).  Jackson was discipled through personal Bible study and the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International.

He began preaching and singing in state parks in 1979, and shortly after that in churches.  He joined the United Methodist Church as a Worship Music Minister and became a church pastor in 1985.

While preaching, Jackson completed Indiana University with A.G.S. and B.G.S. in Psychology / Sociology and went on to earn the Master of Divinity degree at Emory University, Atlanta.  He spent an extra year studying Apocalyptic and Intertestamental Literature privately with Scrolls Team Scholar Carol Newsom, and another year studying New Testament Greek. 

The study of the Scrolls and other Jewish literature forced Jackson to re-evaluate church teaching in light of the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith.  He began studying with independently with Jacob O. Meyer and teaching Hebraic Roots and Spiritual Gifts in the church setting. 

In 2005, Jackson felt strongly motivated to compose a “hymnal” based on Scriptural poetry retaining the Hebraic words (in translation) and the Eastern European folk idiom today known loosely as Messianic or Israeli-style music.   At this writing, the “EloHymnal” Volume 1 has been published with 102 hymns and orchestral background arrangements.

Current projects, besides this book, include finishing and publishing Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It . . . : How to Discover & Deploy the Motivational Graces: A Training Course for Individuals and Ministry Teams.

Jackson is an ordained Messianic with B'nai Yahshua Synagogues Worldwide and teacher for YAH Sar Shalom Messianic in Tallahassee, Florida.  (

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