Worship Leader

Shane Smith

Shane Smith was born and raised in Huntsville, Al where he lives with his wife Wendy and their three children, Eli, age 11, and twins, Jace, and Bella, age 7. He also has an amazing grandmother who we all know and love, Dot Smith.

Shane grew up at University Baptist Church in Huntsville where he first found his love for music as a member of the youth choir under Bill “Big Mac” Mckinney.

He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a youth outreach event sponsored by Bob Jones University when he was in 7th grade. In 11th grade he totally committed his life to Christ, was baptized, and accepted the call to ministry. Shane began his time in music ministry with 4 other students from the UBC youth group in 1995 when they created a touring student ministry group called Pearl Ministries.

Shane has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Communication with a minor in Biblical Studies from Southern Christian University and is a few courses shy of a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

He met his wife Wendy at the Baptist Student Center at UAH in 1997 and they were married in 1999. Soon after they were married Shane and Wendy were called to serve at a Cove United Methodist Church as the Interim Youth director and Music Minister. During his last 4 years at Cove he served as the youth and children’s music minister while Wendy served as the children’s drama and musical director. From there Shane went on to serve at The Masters Way United Methodist Church where he and Wendy helped establish a new children’s ministry and with the design of their new facility. In 2010 they were called to Huntsville First United Methodist Church as the Interim music minister for the Exalt worship service. In 2014, Shane and Wendy were called to Crosswinds United Methodist (a multi-campus church) to serve as the Technical Director where he led the audio visual teams and specialized in live streaming broadcasts both online and across multiple campuses. In 2016 Shane was called to The Harbour United Methodist Church where he currently serves bi-vocationally as their worship leader/minister of music. He is employed full-time by Lockheed Martin as a Technician Specialist and IT Support Analyst. Shane loves music and technology, but his passion is people. He has a heart for developing leaders and sharing the good news of Jesus with his community and the world. Last but not least, Shane loves to fish, his favorite food is hot wings and he is a professionally licensed pyrotechnician (indoor and outdoor fireworks)!