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The City Church exists to help you Connect to, Grow in, and Serve God. I hope you take some time to visit this Sunday. I think you will find a loving church that takes care of each other, relies on the power of the Holy Spirit, and has a passionate vision to reach the unchurched people of Springdale and Northwest Arkansas. We believe in the power of the word of God and preach from it verse by verse each week. If you decide to visit be sure to find the Plan Your Visit page and when you get here come and find me, I am looking forward to meeting you.


       Chris Rathbone

       Lead Pastor

Meet The Team

Chris Rathbone

Lead Pastor/Elder

Chris is a devoted husband to Cara, and a loving father to his daughters Claire and Paige.  In his free time, Chris enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and boating, as well as creative pursuits like photography and video production.

Chris's commitment to serving others is evident in his professional life. He graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, and has since dedicated over 17 years to pastoral work. Starting as a youth pastor, Chris honed his skills in mentoring and leading young people. He then made the move to Northwest Arkansas, where he now pastors The City Church. Chris is a licensed minister of The Assemblies of God.

With his experience and passion for helping others grow in their faith, Chris is a dynamic and inspiring leader. He is known for his approachable nature and his ability to connect with people from all walks of life. Whether through his preaching, his mentorship, or his commitment to his family, Chris is a great example of what it means to live a life dedicated to serving God and others.

Pastor Elder Chris Rathbone
Spanish Pastor

Samuel Arellano

Spanish Pastor/Elder/El

Worship Pastor Daniel Gavin

Daniel Gavin

Worship Pastor

Kids Pastor Libbi Heintz

Libbi Heintz

Associate Pastor

Kids and Youth



Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor is an outreach program of The City Church. Our plan is to strengthen communities by promoting unity, feeding people, and providing for their needs. Once a month we will roll into a neighborhood and set up a grill and some tables. We are excited to see where this program takes our church.  

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