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 29 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.

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 Cathedral of Praise. 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.

Travis and Shelby Castle

Young Adult Pastors / Media Director

Pastors Travis And Shelby 

Jonathon Holt

Youth Pastor

Pastor Jonathan

Pedro Hernandez

Latino Pastor

Pastor Pedro

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 Cathedral of Praise 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 


Wesley Payne

Honorary Staff Pastor

Pastor Payne