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During the month of February, seven new churches were opened, three 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 1,697 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,677 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

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




Church Openings — 7

  • Casa De Restauracoin (Aurora Hispanic North Foursquare Church), pastored by Emilio Ortiz in Aurora, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Centro Cristiano Esperanza al Mundo (Salisbury Hispanic Foursquare Church), pastored by Jose Colocho in Salisbury, N.C. (Southeast District)
  • Connection Muscatine (Muscatine South Foursquare Church), pastored by Matthew Temple in Muscatine, Iowa (Heartland District)
  • Living Vine Community Fellowship (Santa Rosa Central Foursquare Church), pastored by Michael Gandy in Santa Rosa, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Reno South Foursquare Church, pastored by Ben Locke in Reno, Nev. (Central Pacific District)
  • Riverbend Community Church (East Alton Foursquare Church), pastored by Greg Harp in Bethalto, Ill. (Heartland District)
  • St. Joseph Northeast Foursquare Church (Bethel Foursquare), pastored by Mik Chester in Saint Joseph, Mo. (Gateway District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 3**

  • Bible Fellowship (Avalon Bethel L.A. Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Fuente De Salvación (South Central Los Angeles Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Zion Temple (Rancho Cucamonga Zion Foursquare Church) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)

Church Anniversaries (50+ years) — 1

  • Living Faith Church (Wichita Falls Foursquare Church) in Wichita Falls, Texas (MidSouth District)—75 years

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,697

Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 247,348




Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 11

  • Larry Brand to New Life (Stockton Foursquare Church) in Stockton, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • David Cavazos to Compañerismo Cristiano de San Antonio (San Antonio North Central Foursquare Church) in San Antonio (MidSouth District)
  • William Donahue to Harvest Christian Fellowship (Berlin Foursquare Church) in Berlin, N.H. (Northeast District)
  • Tomm Gordon to Hope (Edgewood Foursquare Church) in Edgewood, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • David Holland to High Plains in Scottsbluff, Neb. (Gateway District)
  • Tiffany Jones to Faith Generations (Lodi Foursquare Church) in Lodi, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Dennis Shearer to Dover Foursquare Church in Dover, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • David Sissel to The Bridge (Groton Downtown Foursquare Church) in Norwich, Conn. (Northeast District)
  • Dick Speer to North Metro in Fruita, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Dan Stewart to Graystone Chapel (Alta Loma Foursquare Church) in Rancho Cucamonga Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Judy Thigpenn to Panorama Full Gospel Foursquare Church in Panorama City, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 3

  • Daryl Eidinger in Milton, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Donald Fountain in Winchester, Ky. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Lolita Frederick in Ada, Okla. (MidSouth District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,677

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

is a freelance writer living in Long Beach, Calif.