Chris Carder - website

Mission Statement

Chris is determined to share Jesus Christ's message of forgiveness and renewal. His goal is to create an attitude of worship at any event through sharing his songs, his heart and his life.


Main Instrument: 1999 Taylor 714 CE

Testimony: Just out of high school, I got involved in a youth group at Smyrna First Baptist Church in Georgia. I saw a group of kids there that loved God and really lived it out by loving one another. Their example spoke volumes to me and in the Spring I gave my life to Jesus. I have moved away from the Smyrna area, to Louisville, Kentucky, but still have great memories of those special days...while at the same time remembering that the best days lie ahead for those who trust in Christ's finished work on the cross. As I peer in the rear view mirror of my life, I can see many key times when God was sowing His truth in me. I always believed the Christmas Story of the birth of the Savior. I never doubted the truth of a Risen Savior as the Easter story unfolded. But it was not until that February Wednesday night, after seeing a glimpse of Jesus' love through the Smyrna youth, that everything seemed to make sense and I realized I had to make a commitment with all of 'me' publicly and unashamedly, as Jesus did for me.

When at home: I am surrounded by beautiful women, starting with my wife, Leslie. We have been married 19 years and blessed with two girls. Elena is 12 years old, has a sweet heart although she can be tough as nails. Keely was born on March 27, 2006 and is the happiest kid I have ever seen or been around.

Trust - release in 2006
Strange and Wonderful - released in 1996
Too Much For Me - released in 1992

Musical Influences: My dad Jack Carder, Larry Norman, Keith Green, James Taylor, Russ Taff, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Third Day, Bill Mallonee and the Vigilantes of Love, The Beatles, U2, Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dan Fogelberg, Eagles, and many more.

Currently Reading: I Peter

Passions: Jesus, The One and Only...there is none who compares to Him. My Family. I love leading worship at Missionary Conferences, whether it is Indonesia, South America, Africa....I will go anywhere God provides to encourage those who are on the front lines. Getting my new songs to the masses.

Chris is available for Concerts, Conferences, youth camps, Revivals, crusades, men's retreats, DNOWs, Worship events, Seminars, etc. ANY SIZE, ANY SHAPE, ANYWHERE! I am here to serve you and your ministry! God bless!
Please contact Chris at: 502.550.3566