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Church Openings – 6

  • Adventure Community Church (Fresno Eastside Foursquare Church) in Fresno, Calif., pastored by Anthony Flores (Central Pacific District)
  • Chambit Church (Gardena Central Korean Foursquare Church) in Gardena, Calif., pastored by Nam Kim (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • First Creek Church (Tacoma East Foursquare Church) in Tacoma, Wash., pastored by Joshua Shulkind (Northwest District)
  • Jesus House of Prayer (Joshua Tree Foursquare Church) in Joshua Tree, Calif., pastored by Alan Joseph (Southwest District)
  • Living Waters Church (Locust Grove North Foursquare Church) in McDonough, Ga., pastored by Keith Barnes (Southeast District)
  • SOS Simple Church (Cadillac Foursquare Simple Church Network), a simple church in Cadillac, Mich., pastored by Edward Gilbert (Heartland District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) – 4

  • Centro Familiar Vida (Akron Spanish Foursquare Church) in Akron, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • First Century (Houston First Century Foursquare Church) in Houston, Texas (MidSouth District)
  • Life and Light Church (Los Angeles Korean 2 Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • North Platte Spanish Foursquare Church in North Platte, Neb. (Gateway District)
  • The Lake. A Community Church (Tilton Foursquare Church) in Northfield, N.H. (Northeast District)
  • The Shepherd’s Gate (Westside Los Angeles Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches —   1,864




Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Churches  – 6

  • Bill Chaney to Valley Christian Center (Fresno First Foursquare Church) in Fresno, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Keith Decker as a Foursquare Association pastor at The Sanctuary at The Crossroads, a non-denominational church in Snead, Ala. (Southeast District)
  • Armando Escamilla as a Foursquare Association pastor at Valley Christian Assembly, a non-denominational church in San Benito, Texas (MidSouth District)
  • Jeff Nash to Hope Chapel (Murrieta Foursquare Church) in Wildomar, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Richard (Dick) Speer to Hope Centre (Greeley Foursquare Church) in Greeley, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Jay Stillinger as a Foursquare Association pastor at Abounding Grace Christian Church, a Full Gospel, Ministry of Faith church in Schenectady, N.Y. (Northeast District)

Pastoral Retirements – 4

  • Marge Ainley in Clovis, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Ken Claiborne in Bakersfield, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Mary Ann Lind in Sun City West, Ariz. (Gateway District)
  • Doris Pennington in Bakersfield, Calif. (Central Pacific District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed ministers — 6,984


All reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between January 28 – February 25.

* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.
**  No temporary closings took place during the time period.

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