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During the month of January, nine Foursquare churches were closed, and 10 Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, 10 senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S. No new churches were opened.

There are now 1,752 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,798 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

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



Church Closings (Permanent*) — 9

  • Boulder Downtown Foursquare Church in Lafayette, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Bridgeport Hispanic Foursquare Church in Bridgeport, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Centro Cristiano Gerizim (Chino Hills Spanish Foursquare Church) in Chino Hills, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Dios es Amor Foursquare Church (Anaheim Hispanic 4 Foursquare Church) in Anaheim, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Hermosa (Watsonville Foursquare Church) in Aptos, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Life-Power Family Church (Tulsa North Foursquare Church) in Tulsa, Okla. (MidSouth District)
  • Lifestream Worship Center (Norwalk Foursquare Church) in Norwalk, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Redeemer’s Way Church (Locust Grove Foursquare Church) in Jenkinsburg, Ga. (Southeast District)
  • The Rock (Henderson East Foursquare Church) in Las Vegas, Nev. (Southwest District)

Church Anniversaries (50+ years) — 2

  • Chatsworth Foursquare Church in Chatsworth, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District) — 60 years
  • The Walk (Tampa Foursquare Church) in Tampa, Fla. (Southeast District) — 50 years

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,752
Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 250,761



Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 10

  • Joe Cude to Praise Fellowship (Lake Havasu City Foursquare Church) in Lake Havasu City, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Will Fillingham to The Bridge (Christiansburg Foursquare Church) in Christiansburg, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Cory Garrett to Storehouse Family Worship Center (Casselberry Foursquare Church) in Fern Park, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Mark Hladek to Grace Community (Merced Foursquare Church) in Merced, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Charles Moody to Family Worship Center (Libby North Foursquare Church) in Libby, Mont. (Great Northern District)
  • Rob Noland to Restoring Place (Chester Hope Foursquare Church) in Chester, S.C. (Southeast District)
  • Jeff Padgett to Trinity Christian Center (Artesia Foursquare Church) in Artesia, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Yolanda Ramirez to Iglesia Cristiana Remanso De Paz (Warner Robins Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Warner Robins, Ga. (Southeast District)
  • Aaron Redshaw to New Hope (Scotts Valley Foursquare Church) in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Ricky Temple to The Church On The Way (Van Nuys Foursquare Church) in Van Nuys, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 10

  • Larry Briney in Fresno, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Sonia Bringas in Cerritos, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Thel Bringas in Cerritos, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Jack Christman in Lewisville, Texas (MidSouth District)
  • Ethel Conard in Elephant Butte, N.M. (MidSouth District)
  • Owen Conard Jr. in Elephant Butte, N.M. (MidSouth District)
  • Lawrence Cooper in Hemet, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Don Knapp in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho (Northwest District)
  • Lynn Knapp in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho (Northwest District)
  • James Sommer in Twin Falls, Idaho (Great Northern District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,798

* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.

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