My Story


Hello, my name is Steven Snook and I am the owner and creator of Jesus Speaks LLC. The LLC stands for Life, Liberty, & Christianity!  This is my story.

When I was born in 1976, my mother was only 15 years old and I was her second child. She was living on her own and in such extreme poverty that she put my brother and myself by the side of a road and called the police to come and get us. 

I was sent to Illinois to live with an aunt. She was a waitress and married violent alcoholics. This life was full of abuse and poverty. So the foundation of my life was laid. Abuse, poverty, alcoholism and drug addiction.

By the time I was 15 years old, I was selling marijuana. I had become the fruit of my environment. Soon I went to live on my own and sell drugs full time. I was no stranger to trouble or law enforcement. By the time I turned 21, I was completely entrenched in the criminal lifestyle. I ended up getting sent to prison for 3 years because of a case involving my 17 year old girlfriend. Upon my release at the age of 24, I was still lost in the world of drug trafficking, and at 26, I got arrested with drugs again, and was sent to federal prison. This time my sentence was for 22 years. The story of a ruined life from birth.

But Jesus had a different plan! I was radically saved and born again in 2003. My life with God has been an incredible one. I became a preacher of the gospel to men in prisons all over the United States. God used me to reach inmates that could not be reached by normal means. 

  In 2017, I spent over a year in solitary confinement, where my life became a series of long periods of fasting and prayer. I would yell through the bars and preach the Word to inmates I couldn't see, and many were saved. During this time I wrote my life story, "Extraordinary Solitude", with a 3 inch pen and some scrap paper. I am currently in the process of trying to edit those pages into a book.

Two years before my release, The Lord came to me in a dream and showed me The Rapha Frame. The word, "Rapha" means, The Lord that heals you. The Bible says that His words are life and health to our flesh.

 In February of 2022, after 19 years in prison, I was finally released. Not a healed man, but a truly resurrected man!

 My story has already been featured on over 20 podcasts stretching from California to New Jersey. Recently I was interviewed on PBS television and the link is available on our website. I have had multiple speaking engagements at colleges, including Bradley University. Jesus Speaks LLC has an office at the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St. Peoria, Il. 61606.

I would love for you to be a part of this journey with me. If you would like to become part of the mission, please go to my website and sign up for the email newsletter, or email me at

Thank you and Be Blessed,

Steven Snook