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During the month of February, 13 Foursquare churches were closed, and seven Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, 10 senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S., and three new churches were opened.

There are now 1,739 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,820 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between February 2–February 23.




Church Openings — 3

  • The Grove (Ahwahnee Foursquare Church), pastored by Marc Phillips in Ahwahnee, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Calvary Church of the Islands, pastored by Wendell Choy in Honolulu (Hawaii District)
  • Grandview Church, pastored by Dennis Thomas in Quincy, Ill. (Heartland District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 13**

  • Bridgeport Portuguese (CT Foursquare Gospel Church) in Bridgeport, Conn. (Northeast District)
  • Casa De Resauracion (Baltimore Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Rosedale, Md. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Centro Inernacional de Avivamiento (Framingham Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Framingham, Mass. (Northeast District)
  • Chemult Foursquare Church in Chemult, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • ClearView Christian Fellowship (Green Valley Central Foursquare Church) in Las Vegas (Southwest District)
  • Cornerstone (Trinidad Foursquare Church) in Trinidad, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Faith, Hope and Love (Chino East Foursquare Church) in Ontario, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Generations Foursquare Church (San Jose 3 Foursquare Church) in San Jose, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Iglesia Triumfate (Las Cruces Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Las Cruces, N.M. (MidSouth District)
  • New Life (Rancho Cordova 2 Foursquare Church) in Sacramento, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Templo Das Nacoes (Woodside Portuguese Foursquare Church) in Long Island City, N.Y. (Northeast District)
  • The Rock (Tri Valley Foursquare Church) in Livermore, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Waterbrook (Orange West Foursquare Church) in Orange, Calif. (Southwest District)

Church Anniversaries (50+ years) — 2

  • The Sanctuary (Canyon Country Foursquare Church) in Santa Clarita, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District) — 75 years
  • Wellspring Christian Center (Dinuba Foursquare Church) in Dinuba, Calif. (Central Pacific District) — 75 years

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,739
Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 250,006


Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 10

  • Terry Baldwin to Faith Outreach Center (Rochester Foursquare Church) in Rochester, Ind. (Heartland District)
  • Brian Barrows to Abundant Life Ministries (Havre Foursquare Church) in Havre, Mont. (Great Northern District)
  • Brandon Carter to New Life (Staunton Foursquare Church) in Staunton, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Michael Elmore to New Life Community (Anamosa Foursquare Church) in Anamosa, Iowa (Heartland District)
  • Estee Martinez to Centro Cristiano Nueva Vida (Dallas Spanish Foursquare Church) in Dallas (MidSouth District)
  • Scott Martz to Lifehouse (San Dimas Southwest Foursquare Church) in San Dimas, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Jim Pelletier to Sunrise (Port Orange Foursquare Church) in Port Orange, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Ryan Snowley to Faith Chapel (Longview Foursquare Church) in Longview, Wash. (North Pacific District)
  • Orlei De Souza Sr. to Mt. Vernon Brazilian Foursquare Church in New Rochelle, N.Y. (Northeast District)
  • Jeffrey Towne to South River Community Church (Marshfield Foursquare Church) in Marshfield, Mass. (Northeast District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 7

  • Wesley Baker in Fountain Valley, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Dawn Berry in Castle Rock, Wash. (North Pacific District)
  • Ronald Berry in Castle Rock, Wash. (North Pacific District)
  • Judy Ferrera in Gresham, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Char Holmes in Wheaton, Md. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • John Holmes in Wheaton, Md. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Glenn Stewart in Miller, S.D. (Heartland District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,820

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

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