Pastors & Staff

Dr. Chris Foster

Lead Pastor

Dr. Foster, a Texas native, received his undergraduate degree from Southwestern University, his Master's from Southeastern University, and his Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University, School of Business and Leadership. With over 30 years of ministry experience, Dr. Foster is an engaging communicator of the gospel and is excited to reach the greater Memphis area with the good news of Jesus Christ.  Additionally, he serves as a Doctoral Chair and Professor at Southeastern University. He is a father of three, Kash, Cruz, and Eden. 

Travis and Shelby Castle

Media Director

Pam Elkin

Lead Pastor's Assistant / Financial Secretary

Pam is a wife, mother of two grown children, and grandmother to two grandchildren. She has attended City Church since 2004. Pam and her husband are native Memphians. She loves the Lord with all her heart and soul. Her desire is to please Him in everything she does.

Dion Paul

Youth Pastor

Dion is a native of Nassau, Bahamas, and a graduate of Governors State University, University Park, IL, receiving a bachelor’s and a master’s in communications. He is currently studying for a Master of Divinity at Memphis Theological Seminary. He is married to Dr. Kenice Paul and has three children: Gabriel, Danielle, and Ethan. Sensing a call for ministry at a young age, Dion has always involved himself with youth ministry, from youth choir to youth leader. He is passionate about seeing young people find their identity in God and walk in their God-ordained purpose.

Pedro & Roxana Hernandez

Latino Pastor

Sam Kapets

Next Gen Pastor


Forrest Luster

Executive Pastor


Derek McElhenny

Connections Pastor


Tiffany McElhenny



Trenton Moore

Worship Pastor

Pastor Trenton is a native of Sardis, Mississippi. He attended Northwest Community College, where he studied Graphics Design/Arts, but soon discovered that he had a much higher calling. Trenton answered the call into ministry in 2007. The Lord put a passion and a drive inside him to preach the gospel through word and song. He’s now serving as the Worship Pastor of City Church. His wife, Brenita, serves passionately alongside him in the music ministry. They have three handsome boys: twins, Jeremiah and Josiah and baby brother Judah.

John Washburn

Environment Director