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During the month of May, six new churches were opened, eight Foursquare churches were closed, and seven Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, 13 senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,726 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,761 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between May 3–24.



Church Openings — 6

  • Centro Familiar Nueva Vida (Wray Hispanic Foursquare Church), pastored by Rolando Bernardo in Wray, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Hope Chapel Second City (Kapolei 3 Foursquare Church), pastored by Guy Kapeliela in Kapolei, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
  • Lake Elsinore West Foursquare Church, pastored by Jerry Dirmann in Lake Elsinore, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Life Church (Antelope Valley Northside Foursquare Church), pastored by Timothy Lee in Lancaster, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • New Hope Town (Oahu Town Foursquare Church), pastored by Alex Michel in Honolulu, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
  • Vancouver Northeast Foursquare Church, pastored by Bob Haught in Vancouver, Wash. (North Pacific District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 8 **

  • Centro Internacional de Avivamiento/Revival International Center (Worcester Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Worcester, Mass. (Northeast District)
  • Chapel of Hope (Fenton Foursquare Church) in Fenton, Mich. (Heartland District)
  • Charis Community Church (Robbinsdale Foursquare Church) in Crystal, Minn. (Heartland District)
  • Cornerstone (Haines Foursquare Church) in Haines, Alaska (North Pacific District)
  • Fortress Church (Tampa Fortress Foursquare Church) in Tampa, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Greene Community Church (Greene Foursquare Church) in North Bloomfield, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Heartsong Christian Fellowship (Shelby Central Foursquare Church) in Shelby, N.C. (Southeast District)
  • New Beginnings Outreach (Atlanta New Beginnings Foursquare Church) in Atlanta, Ga. (Southeast District)

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,726

Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 248,217


Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 13

  • Joao Campos to Rey De Reyes (Federal Way Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Kent, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Bryan Finley to Hope Chapel (Apex Foursquare Church) in Apex, N.C. (Southeast District)
  • Max Gallegos to Nueva Creacion (Fort Morgan Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Fort Morgan, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Jeff Geenen to Restoration Ministries (North Port Foursquare Church) in Port Charlotte, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • John Hager to Christian Fellowship (Crystal River Foursquare Church) in Crystal River, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Curt Lueck to Cornerstone (Carson Valley Foursquare Church) in Gardnerville, Nev. (Central Pacific District)
  • Mark Palmer to The River Church (Durango Foursquare Church) in Durango, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Darin Stambaugh to Church of the Light (Wooster Foursquare Church) in Wooster, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Pio Su’a-Godinet to Hope Chapel Olomana (Olomana Foursquare Church) in Kailua, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
  • Stan Tittle to Higher Ground (Hamlin Foursquare Church) in Hamlin, Texas (MidSouth District)
  • Dallas Waggle to Lucas Foursquare Church in Lucas, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • John Whelan to Boston Hope (East Boston Foursquare Church) in East Boston, Mass. (Northeast District)
  • Jeff Young to Christian Life Center (Chico Foursquare Church) in Chico, Calif. (Central Pacific District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 7

  • Roger Brubeck in Osceola, Mo. (Gateway District)
  • Betty Copus in Wooster, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • John Copus Jr. in Wooster, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Gloria Kinney in Dallas, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Barb Shepherd in La Salle, Ill. (Heartland District)
  • Oscar L. Shepherd in La Salle, Ill. (Heartland District)
  • Ed Tusinger in Los Lunas, N.M. (Southwest District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,761


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

is a freelance writer living in Long Beach, Calif.