Dr. James Hood serves as Adjunct Instructor of Guitar for Lubbock Christian University. He earned a Bachelor of Music with a Church Music Emphasis from Wayland Baptist University, a both a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University. He began teaching Guitar at LCU fairly recently during the Spring Semester of 2020.
During his varied career, Dr. Hood has travelled throughout the United States and Europe as pianist for Up With People, Cast A 1986. He served multiple churches as a Music Minister/Worship Pastor/Worship Team Leader. He ministered as a Hospice Spiritual Care Coordinator (Chaplain) in Albuquerque, NM until 2013, when he began pursuing creative endeavors as an independent musician, artist, and photographer. It was while working as a Worship Pastor at LifeWay Fellowship Church in Amarillo, that Dr. Hood first began learning guitar. He was largely self-taught for several years focusing his guitar interests on worship music and bluegrass flatpicking. Currently, he is taking Classical guitar lessons with David Brandon at Brandon Guitar Studio in Lubbock. He also works as an Adjunct Instructor in Music and Photography at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. He is married to June Hood who is a kindergarten teacher in Hale Center, TX.