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. He has been married to his wife, Courtney, for over 18 years, and they have three children, Kash, Cruz, and Eden. Additionally, he serves as a Doctoral Chair and Professor at Southeastern University.

Travis and Shelby Castle

Young Adult Pastors / 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.

Courtney Foster

Social Media and Marketing Director 

AT Gatlin

Youth Pastor

Antonio Gatlin, or more recognizably known as A.T., is a Memphis native. His story is a testament to the faithfulness of the Lord as he was a devout atheist for more than half of his life. He was set free at a youth camp in the summer of 2014. In 2015, A.T. was  called  to preach the Gospel with passion and to pioneer a young generation to Jesus. He is currently enrolled in SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary, pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies & Pastoral Ministry with a concentration in Fivefold Ministry. His desire is to see a young generation be raised up to encounter and reflect Jesus and to walk in the fullness of divine identity, kingdom purpose, and authentic anointing.  

Pedro & Roxana Hernandez

Latino Pastor

Sam Kapets

Children's Pastor


Forrest Luster

Executive Pastor


Laura Mike



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. Trenton and Brenita have been married for 6 years. They have two handsome three-year-old twin boys, Jeremiah and Josiah.

John Washburn

Environment Director