Christopher Bellamy

Chris is a professional guitarist and saxophonist from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He majored in Music Education and Performance at Old Dominion University.  Chris has performed with many world renown artists such as Gladys Knight, Toni Tenille, Linda Ronstadt, Tommy Newsome, Bob Mintzer, and Jeremy Rosado (American Idol).  He performed in the Virginia Symphony for 5 years.  Most recently Chris has been guitarist for rock band, City Voices, and is currently the touring and session guitarist for national recording artists, Jeremy Rosado (American Idol / Save The City Records), Jason Bare (Vital Worship / Daywind Records), Alisa Turner (Integrity Records), Jake & Laura (Taghouse Music), Kayla J. (Taghouse Music), Brian Campbell (Independent / Creation Festivals), and Mike Lee (Luchador / Turn Up Records).  Chris has been teaching guitar and saxophone for over 18 years and is on staff at Norfolk Academy.  He is also on staff as Worship Pastor and Director of Music at International Christian Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he has been serving since 2007.  Along with being a contributing writer to The Church Collective, Chris is part of their Board of Directors.  He teaches at multiple conferences and workshops for worship musicians throughout the year including the National Worship Leader Conference, Sweetwater Worship Connect Conference, and the Identity Conference.  Chris resides in Virginia Beach with his wife, Susan, and their border collie, Sam.