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

There are now 1,688 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,632 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between April 4–25.



Church Openings — 7

  • Centro de Vida (Sioux City Hispanic Foursquare Church), pastored by Saul Cortez in Sioux City, Iowa. (Heartland District)
  • Cross Connection (Fort Worth North Foursquare Church), pastored by Ricardo Ramirez in Haltom City, Texas. (MidSouth District)
  • Emmanuel Restauracion y Vida (Stockton West Hispanic Foursquare Church), pastored by Pietro Pineda in Stockton, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Genesis New Beginnings Ministries (Detroit North Foursquare Church), pastored by Glenn Thompson in Detroit (Heartland District)
  • Inspiration Christian Center (Farmington Hills Foursquare Church), pastored by Maceo Banks in Farmington Hills, Mich. (Heartland District)
  • Open Heart Ministries (Kings Mountain Open Heart Foursquare Church), pastored by Michael Reese in Kings Mountain, N.C. (Southeast District)
  • Waninkiya Foursquare Church (Eagle Butte Foursquare Church), pastored by Matt Usesknife in Eagle Butte, S.D. (Gateway District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 5**

  • Church on the Way (Sioux City Foursquare Church) in Sioux City, Iowa. (Heartland District)
  • Cross Connection (Fort Worth Foursquare Church) in Fort Worth, Texas (MidSouth District)
  • Hooper Avenue L.A. Foursquare Church in Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Templo Cristiano (Las Vegas Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Las Vegas (Southwest District)
  • The Testimony (Lake View Terrace Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Lake View Terrace, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)

Church Anniversaries (25+ years) — 1

  • The King’s Harvest (Terre Haute 2 Foursquare Church) in Terre Haute, Ind. (Heartland District)—25 years

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,688
Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 247,960


Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 5

  • Nelson Diaz to Cornerstone (Houston First Foursquare Church) in Houston (MidSouth District)
  • Aaron Hanson to Newberg Foursquare Church in Newberg, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Christopher Martin to Whitefish Foursquare Church in Whitefish, Mont. (Great Northern District)
  • Nate Poetzl to Faith Chapel (Billings Foursquare Church) in Billings, Mont. (Great Northern District)
  • Kevin Pruett to Waldport Foursquare Church in Waldport, Ore. (North Pacific District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 3

  • Jack Nelson in Gresham, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • David Rice in Newport, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • David Tripp in Ayden, N.C. (Southeast District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,632

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

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