I think the Magician/Preacher may be the one you're looking for....one of his obits mentions that he started out as a Minister of Music. As of 2010 his wife, Patsy Snipes was still alive.
On Jul 25, 2013, at 9:44 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> I have three reels of what appear to be 4-track 1/2" session tapes by one Felix Snipes, made in 1977. These are hubs, no reels, sticky Ampex 456, dbx encoded. If Felix Snipes is still alive and wants the tapes, I'd like to get them back to him. Any info on this musician would be greatly appreciated. I am assuming Mr. Snipes was/is a gospel musician based upon the song titles. There was a Felix Snipes who was a MAGICIAN and gospel preacher (not MUSICIAN), according to Google. There is also a current rapper named Felix Snipes.
> -- Tom Fine