During the month of October, one new church was opened, two Foursquare churches were closed, and four Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, six senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.
There are now 1,709 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,634 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.
The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between October 4 – 25.
Church Openings — 1
- Church Arise (West Richland Foursquare Church), pastored by Chris Thurman in West Richland, Wash. (Northwest District)
Church Closings (Permanent*) — 2
- Lansdowne Foursquare Fellowship (Lansdowne Foursquare Church) in Lansdowne, Pa. (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Life-Line Ministries (Bellflower Community Foursquare Simple Church Network) in Bellflower, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
Church Anniversaries (25+ years) — 2
- CornerStone Christian Fellowship (Las Vegas 4 Foursquare Church) in Las Vegas (Southwest District) — 25 years
- Hope Chapel Healdsburg (Healdsburg Foursquare Church) in Healdsburg, Calif. (Central Pacific District) — 65 years
Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,709
Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 248,760
Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 6
- Justin Campbell to The River Community Church (Foxboro Foursquare Church) in Foxboro, Mass. (Northeast District)
- Jeff Espeseth to Calvary Chapel (Le Claire Foursquare Church) in Le Claire, Iowa (Heartland District)
- Robert Flores to Living Waters Fellowship (Lemoore Foursquare Church) in Lemoore, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Shannon Kapp to Horizon Foursquare Church in Ventura, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
- Willie Simpson to Destiny International (Jonesboro Foursquare Church) in Jonesboro, Ga. (Southeast District)
- Scott Waller to Hope Chapel (Norristown Foursquare Church) in Norristown, Pa. (Mid-Atlantic District)
Credentialed Minister Retirements — 4
- Floyd Buchanan in Lakeland, Fla. (Southeast District)
- Pat Buchanan in Lakeland, Fla. (Southeast District)
- Tina Dawkins in Bellflower, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
- Roger Pimpo in Creston, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers — 6,634
* Closings: Churches are permanently closed when assets are sold or transferred.