Christian Guitar Girls Podcast

Christian Guitar Girls Podcast

Hear uplifting stories of God’s love and faithfulness from guitar playing women who love Jesus. Glean encouragement and advice for your own life, faith, music and ministry. Hosted by Christian recording artist Chelsea Amber. Visit for more info.


November 10, 2023 23 mins

Virginia-based singer-songwriter Heidi Riddell grew up surrounded by music as her parents led worship at her local church. She accepted Christ into her life at 6 years old, but her journey with God genuinely became her own after she stepped into motherhood. 

After the birth of her second child, she felt the Lord drawing her into music and songwriting. The door opened up for her to work with CCM artist Morgan Cryar, who gave her th...

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From the beginning, God led singer, songwriter, worship leader, and TV host Martine Kelsey every step of the way. Yet things took a discouraging turn in 2019 when she lost her voice for a year. Through that difficult time, Martine learned what true worship is beyond the music. She experienced the power of prayer, and God got the glory through it all.   In this fun and encouraging conversation, Martine also shares how the love of Go...
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 In seasons of growth and sorrow, God always brings author, music worship leader and singer-songwriter Sam Marsh back to worship. In the dark times, He brought healing through music worship by reminding her of who Jesus is.

 This journey through faith and music has led Sam to music worship leadership in many different churches over the years. As she mentored other music worship leaders, she noticed many didn't feel equipped to lead...

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Ever since guitarist Caitlin Caggiano was five years old, she felt God's calling to play the guitar. She finally decided to start learning the instrument at age 11 and became the first female to earn a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Central Florida.

God has opened many doors in Caitlin's music career, including international events and performing for US troops in Europe. However, He also allowed close...

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Have you ever felt unseen?

In 2022, singer-songwriter and worship pastor Amy Savin found herself in a season of hiddenness for an entire year. After all her tour dates and income came to a halt in 2020, God led her to a worship pastor position in 2021 and then to take a step back entirely from social media in 2022.

In that year of being unseen, God ministered to her grieving heart, and she re-evaluated her relationship with social ...

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When Elise Bourn was just ten years old, she gave her music to God. As she got older and decided to pursue this God-given passion, the road didn't go as she had envisioned. She waited two years before God started opening doors to do music ministry, and it wasn't in the places she expected. Now she is bringing His love to stages outside the church and leaning into the leading of the Holy Spirit as she goes.   Check out my encouragin...
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When French worship leader Esther Albiser first gave her life to Jesus, she had no idea that He would soon carry her through one of the darkest seasons of her life when she lost her father. To process the grief, she learned to play the guitar and began to pour her heart out to Him through song. Her love for worship eventually led her to ministry in a house of prayer in France, where she currently leads worship.

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March 1, 2023 19 mins
Singer, songwriter, and worship leader Brigitte Donoho first picked up the guitar at eight years old with dreams of rock stardom. But in her teenage years, she walked away from her love for music and her faith in God. Yet, through the power of a praying mom, God got ahold of her heart and led her back to His. She eventually found her way into music ministry and is now serving God and building His Kingdom through song.   Tune in to ...
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February 1, 2023 23 mins
When Lisa Jost first became a mother, she never dreamed that she would one day head out on the road with her husband and eleven children to do music ministry across North America. Then God called her family onto this unconventional path and completely changed her heart so that she couldn't imagine NOT doing it.   Tune in to hear how God remained faithful through the highs and lows of life on the road, answered prayer, and provided ...
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Lydia Walker is a singer-songwriter and worship leader from middle Tennessee. She is passionate about creating music and pursuing Godly motherhood. Lydia has released multiple albums, including original Lullabies, and a collection of songs for moms called Made For This. Her latest music project is an album of Acoustic Hymns. Lydia's goal is to share the hope of Christ through music.   Lydia recounts her beginnings as a guitar playe...
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December 1, 2022 22 mins

Mary is a singer-songwriter and worship leader in Cebu, Philippines. She started leading worship for global online settings and sharing her original music during the lockdowns in 2020. She experiments with song styles, ranging from folk/singer-songwriter to rap/rhythmic to alternative/symphonic rock. Her background as a drummer is evident in her rhythmic guitar playing, songwriting, and singing style.


In this conversation, Mary s...

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November 1, 2022 19 mins
Marika Siewert is a Vancouver-based recording artist, songwriter, actor, producer, and director whose heart is to create collaboration amongst the artist community in Canada and new opportunities for women of color in music and film. She strives to inspire all people to live out their God-given dreams so others can experience His love and hope in our nation and world.   In this conversation, Marika shares her experience as a Christ...
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October 1, 2022 26 mins

Missionary Alana Smith is a former band director from Arkansas who is now ministering in France as a youth pastor and as part of the leadership team at her church. She began songwriting and playing guitar during her personal worship times while in France, and her love for music and the French church eventually led to the release of her album Trésor.


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September 1, 2022 21 mins
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Songwriter, coach, and VP of GMA of Canada Jaylene Johnson shares advice for budding songwriters.
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July 1, 2022 29 mins

Christine Paddock inspires us to unfollow fear.

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Rev. Dr. Lisa Waites shares the story behind her new single, "This Is Our Prayer," in support of Ukrainian relief efforts.

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In college Sarah Oladi gave her music to God & got involved in worship ministry. She reminds us to give our whole selves to Him.

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April 1, 2022 19 mins

Tammy Anderson shares about her journey into music and ministry and offers words of encouragement.

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