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During the month of November, five churches were opened, five Foursquare churches were closed, and 13 Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, 11 senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,653 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,541 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between Nov. 7–26, 2013.


Church Openings (Permanent*) — 5

  • Holly Springs Foursquare Church in Holly Springs, N.C. (Southeast District)
  • Shekina Fellowship (Bend Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Bend, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Tacoma Church (Tacoma Downtown Foursquare Church) in Tacoma, Wash.  (Northwest District)
  • The Square (Smyrna 2 Foursquare Church) in Smyrna, Ga. (Southeast District)
  • True Worship Hamtramck (Hamtramck Foursquare Church) in Hamtramck, Mich. (Heartland District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 5**

  • Bethel (St. Joseph North Foursquare Church) in Saint Joseph, Mo. (Gateway District)
  • Ft. Myers Brazilian Foursquare Church in Fort Myers, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Global Harvest (Elgin Central Foursquare Church) in Elgin, Ill.  (Heartland District)
  • Salt Lake City Foursquare Church in Salt Lake City (Central Pacific District)
  • South Shore Fellowship (Bridgman Foursquare Church) in Bridgman, Mich. (Heartland District)

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,653

Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 237,471


Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 11

  • Vincent Charles to Masihi Milap (Seattle Hindi & Urdu Foursquare Church) in Seattle (Northwest District)
  • Tim Clark to The Church On The Way (Van Nuys Foursquare Church) in Van Nuys, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Doug Creasey to Desert Foursquare Church (Indian Wells Foursquare Church) in Palm Desert, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Christopher Hunter to Family Worship Center (Butte Foursquare Church) in Butte, Mont. (Great Northern District)
  • Eugene Loeffler to Pecan Valley Fellowship (San Antonio Pecan Valley Foursquare Church) in San Antonio (MidSouth District)
  • Rob McIllwain to Wellspring Church (Pendleton Foursquare Church) in Pendleton, Ind. (Heartland District)
  • Steven Mickel to Three Sisters Fellowship (Sisters Foursquare Church) in Sisters, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Steven Mickel to Westside (Bend Foursquare Church) in Bend, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Teri Orewiler to Bath Foursquare Church in Bath, Maine (Northeast District)
  • Mario Solorzano to Agape Christian Fellowship (Waukegan 2 Foursquare Church) in Waukegan, Ill. (Heartland District)
  • Kyle Veach to Clearview Foursquare Church in Snohomish, Wash. (Northwest District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 13

  • Gene Chavez in Highland, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Teresa Crawford in San Bernardino, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Yolanda Diaz in Glendale, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Roberto Diaz in Glendale, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • James Galligan in Vancouver, Wash. (North Pacific District)
  • Mary Gribbons in Davenport, Iowa (Heartland District)
  • Michael Gribbons in Davenport, Iowa (Heartland District)
  • Carole Hamilton in Valencia, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Jack Hamilton in Valencia, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Anita Leyva in Evans, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Lyn Oakland in North Hollywood, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Robert Sanchez in Riverside, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Jeffery Tjader in West Middlesex, Pa. (Mid- Atlantic District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,541

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

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