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Christopher Woods is a God fearing individual that enjoys solving difficult problems and has a major interest in seeing people achieve success in life. Chris is one of 13 children born to Bishop Calvin and Lucille Woods in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Carrie A. Tuggle Elementary and graduated A. H. Parker High School. Chris went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Arts from Auburn University. While at Auburn University, Chris played wide receiver and was a four-year letter-man and three-year starter for the Tigers’ football team. Chris played for the legendary Coach Pat Dye and helped the Tigers win the Southeastern Conference Championship in 1983. During his time at Auburn he had the honor of serving as President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Chris went on to become the First Round draft choice of the Los Angeles Raiders in the 1984 Supplemental Draft. After fulfilling his three year contract in the Canadian Football League, he signed a three year deal with the Los Angeles Raiders, and was soon joined in L.A. by a former Auburn teammate, Vincent “Bo” Jackson.

In November 1989, Chris returned to Birmingham and started his construction company. After twenty-eight years, C.W. Woods Contracting Services, Inc. has established itself as one of the most credible construction management and general contracting firms in the United States. During this time period C.W. Woods has maintained one of the nation’s best contractors request for change order ratio of less than one percent. Providing a quality service is the company’s first priority. In addition to building his construction firm Chris served the community for over twenty years as a member of the Huffman Recreation Board (a 501(c)3). Over this time period he served as president, officer, and little league baseball and football coach. He has also been active in the Birmingham community and has willingly devoted his time to developing character in young men. Chris believes that the youth of today are our future leaders, and for that reason he is committed to being a youth coach for life. His motivation is to help build and develop Godly character within young people.


Chris has been married to his wife Cassandra for thirty-seven years. Chris and Cassandra, who is also a graduate of Auburn University (Industrial Engineering & Auburn Marching Band member), have four children.  His heart’s desire is to  be a Godly man that represents Jesus Christ in his generation, and to be effective in helping young men and women develop their potential. One of his favorites quotes is: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.”

We must create opportunities for our young people to allow their dreams to flourish. Birmingham needs transparent government; pay-to-play politics must end! Coming together as one people united with a common purpose, Birmingham will reach its full potential and become the city she is destined to be. Together we will identify and tackle community-wide challenges and achieve uncommon results.
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Some photos were taken pre-covid restrictions
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