Here at THE FELLOWSHIP we focus on three areas:

small groups


We are a community "where love speaks."  We are committed to the Scriptures and to pursuing a "Holy-Spirit-friendly" environment where God's love can speak in a variety of ways. We want to take our part in the 2,000 year heritage of the church and fulfill the purposes of God in our generation.

At our church you will find people who love our city, state and the nations. You will experience a place of transformation through the word, by the Spirit and in a community of followers of Jesus Christ. You will also discover purpose in working with others to see our city, state and the nations blessed.


Our Mission

To engage in the WORD, in the SPIRIT, and in COMMUNITY so the life of
Jesus may transform us.



To transform our city, our state and the nations by living God's Word and by relying
on the Holy Spirit.

Brief History

1972 - The "Jesus Movement" comes to the campus of Arkansas Tech University. A small group of students begin meeting on the campus.

1973 - Young adults begin coming from all around the surrounding area to a Thursday evening devotional at ATU. The story starts hitting the area newspapers and television stations. The group sees many decisions for Christ, gifts of healing, and supernatural outpourings.

1974 - Wayne Drain, Chris Horan and Howie Porter are recognized as "elders" and Fellowship of Christians is formally recognized.

1979 - Fellowship of Christians connects with Pioneer Network of Churches in the United Kingdom. We become a Pioneer Associate Church.

1980's - The church saw an increase in growth with a "second generation" of members.

1985 - The church acquires property and a building near the ATU campus.

1990’s - Fellowship of Christians sends missions teams to Europe, Central and South America, New Zealand and Australia. We host a ‘Reconciliation Service’ with the Cherokee Tribal Chiefs, Russellville Churches and city officials to seek forgiveness for Trail of Tears.

1998 - The church purchased 26 acres of property near I-40 and builds a new complex.

2000 - Fellowship of Christians develops connection with the newly planted Gateway Church, Pastor Robert Morris in Southlake, Texas.

2012 - The forty year celebration is held.

2015 - The Fellowship pays off the mortgage and goes debt free!

2017 - Founding Pastor Wayne Drain transitions after 45 years of leading the Church to Apostolic Ministry, The Fellowship welcomes Chris Abington as the new Senior Leader of The Fellowship