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During the month of October, Foursquare saw three church openings in the U.S. In addition, seven churches were permanently closed, and three Foursquare pastors retired. Eight senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,770 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,786 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between October 1– October 27.



Church Openings — 3

  • Desert Foursquare Church (Indian Wells Foursquare Church) in Palm Desert, Calif., pastored by Shawn Manley (Southwest District)
  • Flint Foursquare Simple Church Network in Flint, Mich., pastored by Nic Mihailoff (Heartland District)
  • New Hope Community Church (Grand Blanc Foursquare Church) in Grand Blanc, Mich., pastored by Larry Lewis Jr. (Heartland District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 7**

  • Calvary Community (Elgin Foursquare Church) in West Dundee, Ill. (Heartland District)
  • Josiah Project (Fresno Southeast Foursquare Church) in Fresno, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Lovetouch (Biloxi II Foursquare Church) in Gretna, La. (MidSouth District)
  • Lovetouch (Gretna Foursquare Church) in Gretna, La. (MidSouth District)
  • Millennium Life Center (Atlanta Millennium Foursquare Church) in Lithia Springs, Ga. (Southeast District)
  • New Start (Kirkland Filipino Foursquare Church) in Kirkland, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Risen Christian Fellowship (Ferndale Foursquare Church) in Ferndale, Mich. (Heartland District)

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,770



Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 8

  • Carl Christenberry to New Life (Monmouth Foursquare Church) in Monmouth, Ill. (Heartland District)
  • Tony Eagan Sr. to World Harvest Church (Silver City 2 Foursquare Church) in Silver City, N.M. (MidSouth District)
  • Bryan Milian to La Promesa & Josiah Project Foursquare (Fresno Spanish Foursquare Church) in Fresno, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Ben Naughton to Hope of God’s Glory (Fort Myers Central Foursquare Church) in Fort Myers, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • David Poissant to Life Centre (Pottsville Foursquare Church) in Pottsville, Pa. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Greg Russinger to Portland Foursquare Church in Portland, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Geoff Warder to Fresh Fire (Charlottesville Foursquare Church) in Charlottesville, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Sherilyn Wilson to Tigard Foursquare Church in Tigard, Ore. (North Pacific District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 3

  • Albert Johnson Jr. in Asheboro, N.C. (Southeast District)
  • Char Meyers in Tulsa, Okla. (MidSouth District)
  • Ron Meyers in Tulsa, Okla. (MidSouth District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,786

* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.
**Temporary Closings: Two churches were temporarily closed during the month of October.

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