L to R: Chris, Mark (kneeling), Paul, David, Dennis (red shirt), and Mike

Sound Theology was a Contemporary Christian band based out of Casa View Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.  The band was founded around 1987.  The goal was to bring the message of Jesus Christ through song to church youth  in Texas and surrounding areas who could not afford the mainstream bands.  We only accepted love offerings and always gave an invitation to salvation at our concerts.

The band members were:

Mark Smith -  Lead singer, acoustic and electric guitars
Dennis Mink - Lead guitar
Chris Chumley - Bass guitar and backing vocals
Mike Judd - Keyboards and backing vocals
Paul Ridenour  - Drums and backing vocals
David Seay - Sound engineer
Steve Arbanas - Assistant sound engineer

Earlier band members:

Clay Camp - Drums and backing vocals
Becky New - Keyboards
Walter Clark - Trumpet

Other performers:

Steve Arbanas - Electric guitar and backing vocals
Sergei Almazov - Bass guitar

Sound Theology performed in the former Soviet Union in 1991.
We performed nine concerts in Kazakhstan with the top pop band -

L to R: Igor, Vladimir (Bob), Batyr, Baglan, and Boris

Sound Theology members went their separate ways at the end of 1992.

The band still has extra demo tapes and posters.
If you would like a tape and poster, email
Paul Ridenour

Sound Theology logo designed by Mark Smith
Sound Theology photographed by professional photographer John Shipes