Abandon is an American Christian rock band from San Antonio, Texas. The group has five members: brothers Josh and Justin Engler, cousins Stevan and Dave Vela, and Bryan Fowler. They signed onto ForeFront Records in late 2007 and released the Abandon EP in July 2008. Their first single "Providence" was released to radios in August and has reached No. 7 on R&R's Christian rock charts. The group's name was inspired by the Bible verse of Matthew 10:38, which reads "And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me."