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During the month of April, five new churches were opened, 14 Foursquare churches were closed, and eight Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, six senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,728 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,768 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between April 5–April 26.



Church Openings — 5

  • Mission City (San Fernando Foursquare Church), pastored by Tony Reyes in San Fernando, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Monte Horeb (Lakewood Hispanic North Foursquare Church), pastored by Tito Silva in Lakewood, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Orlando, FL Northwest Hispanic, pastored by Jose Encarnacion in Ocoee, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Pittsburgh Foursquare Church, pastored by Erik Germesin in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Spread God’s Word (San Francisco Indonesian Word Foursquare Church), pastored by Otto Hutapea in San Francisco, Calif. (Central Pacific District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 14**

  • Anngrah Fellowship (Cypress Hindi Foursquare Church) in Artesia, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Destiny Chapel (El Dorado Foursquare Church) in El Dorado, Kan. (Gateway District)
  • Eglise Bethel Vallee de Benediction (Orlando Blessing Foursquare Church) in Orlando, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Faith Harvest (Clermont Foursquare Church) in Clermont, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Grace Chapel (Anderson Foursquare Church) in Anderson, Ind. (Heartland District)
  • Iglesia Cristiana Filadelfia (Torrance North Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Torrance, Calif.
  • Iglesia Misionera Jesucristo Senor (Whittier Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Fontana, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Jesus’ House of Prayer (Joshua Tree Foursquare Church) in Joshua Tree, Calif.  (Southwest District)
  • Light of Life Ministry (Macungie Foursquare Simple Church Network) in Macungie, Pa. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Lighthouse of San Fernando (San Fernando Lighthouse Foursquare Church) in San Fernando, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Lluvias de Gracia (Taos Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Taos, N.M. (MidSouth District)
  • New Hope Tapestry (Los Angeles North Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Onestep Family Chapel (Park La Brea Korean Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Valley House of Praise (Temecula Foursquare Church) in Murrieta, Calif. (Southwest District)

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,728
Total Attendance at U.S. Foursquare Churches — 249,062



Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 6

  • Kent Higa to New Hope Christian Fellowship Hamakua (Hamakua Foursquare Church) in Papaikou, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
  • Billy Holden to Concord Community Church (Lafayette Foursquare Church) in Lafayette, Ind. (Heartland District)
  • Robert Key to The Gathering Place (Folsom Foursquare Church) in Folsom, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Carlos Medina to Friends in Fellowship (Bloomington Foursquare Church) in Bloomington, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Shawn Roberts to The Father’s House (Granite Falls Foursquare Church) in Granite Falls, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • James Van Dyke to Sunnyside Foursquare Church in Clackamas, Ore. (North Pacific District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 8

  • Warren Anderson in Petersburg, Ill. (Heartland District)
  • Dan Larson in Buckeye, Ariz. (Central Pacific District)
  • Les Mortenson in Springfield, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Sharyn Mortenson in Springfield, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Janene Prudler in Quemado, N.M. (MidSouth District)
  • Robert Prudler in Quemado, N.M. (MidSouth District)
  • Richard Trees in Absarokee, Mont. (Great Northern District)
  • Fred Wymore in Chico, Calif. (Central Pacific District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers — 6,768

* Closings: Churches are permanently closed when assets are sold or transferred.
**Temporary Closings: Two churches were temporarily closed during the month of April.

is a freelance writer living in Long Beach, Calif.