Christopher  Smith

Christopher Smith

Lecturer, Class Guitar
School of the Arts
Division of Music, Strings
Phone: 205-726-2851

Chris Smith is a sought after guitarist and guitar teacher in the Birmingham area.  Since earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Guitar Performance from Samford in 2005, he has taught guitar for numerous churches and studios, culminating in over 10,000 lessons given.  Because of his proficiency in a variety of genres, he is continually in demand for studio recordings and other various performances.  His music career has allowed him to perform all over the Southeastern United States.

Chris is passionate about church music; ensuring that the best is offered up to our God.  He has served at Hunter Street and Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, and is currently the Minister of Music at Cedar Grove Baptist Church.  He is married to Rachel Holland Smith, also a Samford graduate, who is the Choral Director at Berry Middle school.  They have one daughter, Summerlyn Grace.


Degrees and Certifications

  • B.M. Guitar Performance