President Glenn C. Burris Jr., General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo and the board of directors are pleased to announce the appointment of the first district supervisor for a new Foursquare district being formed by the convergence of two existing ones.

Fernando Castillo Jr. has been chosen as district supervisor for the soon-to-be-named district being created by bringing together the Hawaii District, where he has been district supervisor since 2013, and the Southwest District.

Colombian born, Fernando is a graduate of Life Pacific College (LPC, also called LIFE Bible College) and has pastored in Hawaii since 2002, first as youth pastor at New Hope Oahu (Oahu South Foursquare Church) in Honolulu under Wayne Cordeiro, then as founder of C4 Christ Centered Community Church (Diamond Head Foursquare Church), also in Honolulu. C4 has become a multi-site church with two locations serving a total weekly attendance of more than 1,200 people. The church has ongoing ministry in several countries, and has planted congregations in Taiwan, Haiti and also Honolulu.

Upon the announcement of Southwest District Supervisor Kimberly Dirmann’s intention to step aside at the conclusion of Foursquare Connection 2016, leaders began the process of selecting her successor.

“Early in the process, the Lord began to prompt us to stop and reconsider the possibility of something new,” explains Tammy. “We began to dream about the opportunities for mission with this larger geographic region, whose leaders share common values such as honor and care, hospitality, and multicultural focus, and the endless possibilities when local churches partner together for multiplication and mission.”

Adds Kimberly: “After prayerful discussions with pastors in both districts, I believe we have discovered the mind and heart of God. What is God up to that He would bring two strong districts together and blend us for a new season?”

“We just know that the Lord has great plans for our future,” Fernando says. “It is going to be amazing as we embark on a new adventure together as one family. As we serve one another during this next season, we will see more people coming to Christ, new churches and leaders emerging, and our current pastors and churches thriving.”

Fernando also paid special tribute to Kimberly for her service as Southwest District supervisor and “for planting the seeds that will reap much fruit in God’s kingdom for generations to come.”

Announcing her resignation last year, after six years as district supervisor, Kimberly said that she sensed God’s leading in a new direction. Part of that involves planting new campuses out of The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church) in Anaheim, Calif., which she and husband Jerry Dirmann founded in 2000.

Tammy asks that we join in prayer for the Castillos, Kimberly and what God has for her, the new district as it is being formed, and C4 church.

 

is a freelance writer living in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
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