Rev. Fr. Christopher Smith, PhD/STD, KHS

Fr. Christopher Smith is the Pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church & School. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Fr. Smith converted to the Catholic faith as a teenager at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. After graduating from Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, he spent a year in Rome studying at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross before entering priestly formation at the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary, the Pope’s personal seminary, for service in the Diocese of Charleston. Fr. Smith was ordained a Deacon on 30 October 2004 and a Priest on 23 July 2005. He has served at St. Mary’s (Greenville, SC), St. Peter’s  (Beaufort), Holy Cross (St. Helena’s Island), and St. Francis-by-the-Sea (Hilton Head Island) before receiving the assignment to Prince of Peace Catholic Church & School in 2011 where he was named Pastor in 2015. Fr. Smith has a wealth of experience in chaplaincy and teaching in parochial schools. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, kickboxing and music.

Educational accomplishments:

  • doctorate in dogmatic theology at the University of Navarre in Pamplona, Spain
  • pursuing Master of Business Administration at The Citadel
  • licentiate in dogmatic theology from the Gregorian University
  • studied French at the Institut Catholique in Paris


Click here read Fr. Smith’s Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education and Prince of Peace Catholic School. Fr. Smith may be reached via email or phone (864.268.4352).