We exist to see God's Kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven

Meet the Team

Chris Abington


Chris and his wife Tara are the Senior Leaders of City Church - Russellville.  They both graduated from Russellville high school and from Arkansas Tech University and are raising their family here. Together they have 6 children, and they own a local real estate company. Chris is a visionary leader and communicator who has a heart to see the church go beyond the four walls of a building. His passion is to see every Christian equipped and released into all that God has for them.  They model what they believe in  this hour when God is calling his people not to retreat but to move forward and carry his Kingdom into every sector of life.

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E. Wayne Drain

Founding Pastor

Wayne is the Founding Pastor of Fellowship of Christians (Now known as City Church - Russellville). Married to June, they have three children and four grandchildren. He is a worship leader and song writer with EMI\Integrity Music and co-author of the book He Still Speaks. With a call to “pastor a great church and prophesy to the nations," Wayne is a conference speaker and an adviser for churches and worship teams in the U.S. and Europe.  Click HERE to view Pastor Wayne's blog. Click HERE to go to Pastor Wayne's website. 

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David Howell


David is the Campus Pastor of City Church. Married to Stacy, they have six children. He joined the Staff in 2014, originally serving as the Youth and College Pastor.  He is a Graduate of Arkansas State University with a major in Political Science. He recently completed his Advanced Biblical Studies degree from Christ for the Nations Institute. As Campus Pastor, David oversees the overall health and ministry of the local body. 

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Elders, Senior Leader

Chris & Tara Abington

Elders, Teaching

Greg & Day Burns

City Littles

Tammy Estes

Intersessory Prayer Team

Dianne Abington

Elders, Founding Pastor

Wayne & June Drain

Worship Leader

Robb McCormick


Mary Schwartz

Elders, Teaching

Dr. Tim & Stacy Carter

City Changers

Anthony & Renee' Ross

Office Administrator

Letty Allbright

Elders, Missions

Dr. Travis & Mary Ann Arterbury

"R" City Youth

Sam & Letty Allbright

Prophetic Team, Leader

David Howell