During his time at FAMU, he was appointed minister of music for the choir. Sneed traveled around the United States with the choir as they performed with gospel luminaries such as James Moore, LaShun Pace, Dorothy Norwood and the Rev. James Cleveland.
Sneed went on to teach at Jacksonville Beach Elementary School until he was offered a position as the Georgia Mass Choir’s Assistant Minister of Music. Over the course of his decade-long tenure, Sneed traveled with the choir, arranged music on their albums and appeared with them in the Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston motion picture “The Preacher’s Wife” in 1996.
Youth for Christ’s 1999 album “Higher” earned Sneed a Grammy Award nomination in 2000. He released his debut solo gospel album, “Call Jesus,” in 1999. In 2003, he and his wife created their own recording label, Emtro, producing gospel radio hits such as the Rev. Rudolph McKissick’s “The Right Place” and Alvin Darling & Celebration’s “All Night.”
Sneed released his most recent album last fall. “All My Best” featured 12 of his greatest gospel radio hits.
Sneed is survived by his wife of 27 years, Emily, and their four children, Troy Jr., Evany, Trey and Tyler.