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During the month of June, seven new churches were opened, six Foursquare churches were closed, and three Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, 11 senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,728 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,737 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between June 7–June 28.



Church Openings — 7

  • 2nd Act (Shepherdstown Foursquare Church), pastored by Rob Davis in Summit Point, W.Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Carbon Valley Foursquare Church, pastored by Tim Lyon in Firestone, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Casa De Oracion (Ponca City Hispanic Foursquare Church), pastored by Blaine Herron in Ponca City, Okla. (MidSouth District)
  • Denver Indonesian CO, pastored by Yesaya Bangapadang (Gateway District)
  • Epic Grace (Tacoma McChord Foursquare Church), pastored by Christian Curby in Lakewood, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Ko’olau, HI, pastored by Steve Klein in Kailua, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
  • Oshkosh 2, WI, pastored by Luke Telford (Heartland District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 6**

  • All Nations Praise (Los Angeles Korean 6 Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Expectation Church Network (Las Vegas Mountains Edge Foursquare Simple Church Network) in Las Vegas, Nev. (Southwest District)
  • Iglesia de Dios Nueva Jerusalem (Perris Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Perris Calif. (Southwest District)
  • River of Life (Cape Girardeau Foursquare Church) in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Gateway District)
  • The First Saints (Korea Town East Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Word of Life (Goodland Foursquare Church) in Goodland, Kan. (Gateway District)

Church Anniversaries— 1

  • Vision Christian Center (Bourg Foursquare Church) in Bourg, La. (MidSouth District)

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,728

Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 246,656



Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 11

  • Ron Borer to The Crossing (Salem Foursquare Church) in Salem, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Jerry Dirmann to Lighthouse Christian Life Center (Battle Creek Foursquare Church)—a satellite campus of The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church)—in Battle Creek, Mich. (Heartland District)
  • Dave Guild to Mansfield Foursquare Church in Mansfield, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Matt Kladnik to The Quest (Los Angeles Westside Metro Foursquare Church) in Culver City, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Marisa Hall to New Hope (Keaau Foursquare Church) in Keaau, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
  • Aaron Masimer to Sonlight (Glenwood Springs Sonlight Foursquare Church) in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Douglas Meyer to Evangelistic (Ottumwa 2 Foursquare Church) in Ottumwa, Iowa (Heartland)
  • William Mouer IV to Ephesus Church (Charlotte Ephesus Foursquare Church) in Charlotte, N.C. (Southeast District)
  • Phil Pendergrass to New Horizons (Radford Foursquare Church) in Radford, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Mike Smith to Christ Family (LaSalle Foursquare Church) in LaSalle, Ill. (Heartland District)
  • Dan Stewart to Victory Faith Community (Fort Madison Foursquare Church) in Fort Madison, Iowa (Heartland District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 3

  • Janice Dawson in Clinton, Iowa (Heartland District)
  • Mary Anne Pientka in Granada Hills, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Kenneth Pientka in Granada Hills, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,737


* Closings: Churches are permanently closed when assets are sold or transferred.
**Temporary Closings: One church was temporarily closed during the month of June.

is a freelance writer living in Long Beach, Calif.