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During the month of October, 14 Foursquare churches were closed, and eight Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, nine senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,653 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,541 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between Oct. 3–31, 2013.


Church Closings (Permanent*) — 14**

  • CrossPoint (Hooksett Foursquare Church) in Hooksett, N.H. (Northeast District)
  • Iglesia Cristiana Antioquia (San Diego South Bay Hispanic Foursquare Church) in San Diego, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Freedom In Christ (Farmington Foursquare Church) in Farmington, N.M. (MidSouth District)
  • Discover Hope (Columbus Foursquare Church) in Columbus, Neb. (Gateway District)
  • Roca Eterna (San Jose Roca Eterna Foursquare Church) in San Jose, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Cornerstone (Houston First Foursquare Church) in Houston (MidSouth District)
  • Real Life Christian Fellowship (Jacksonville First Foursquare Church) in Jacksonville, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Alton Central Foursquare Church in Alton, Maine (Northeast District)
  • Real Life Church (Mehlville Foursquare Church) in Saint Louis, Mo. (Gateway District)
  • Burbank Templo Betel Foursquare Church in Burbank, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Iglesia En El Camino (North Hollywood Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Sun Valley, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Iglesia Cristiana Sonrise (Simi Valley Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Simi Valley, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Living Grace Christian Fellowship (Santa Clarita Living Grace Foursquare Church) in Santa Clarita, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Living Stone Christian Fellowship (Mission Hills Foursquare Church) in Mission Hills, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)

Church Anniversaries (50+ years) — 1

  • Grace Community (Merced Foursquare Church) in Merced, Calif. (Central Pacific District) — 50 years

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,653

Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 245,846


Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 9

  • Mario Barahona to Angelus Temple Hispanic Foursquare Church in Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Jeff Burris to Harvest Community Church Harrisburg (Harrisburg Foursquare Church) in Harrisburg, N.C. (Southeast District)
  • Justice Coleman to The Lighthouse (Garvanza Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Don Jackson to Parkside Community (San Angelo Foursquare Church) in San Angelo, Texas (MidSouth District)
  • Clinton Jones to Life 4SQ Church (Houston Northwest Foursquare Church) in Houston (MidSouth District)
  • Brendon Manglos to Eden Valley (Knoxville Foursquare Church) in Knoxville, Iowa (Heartland District)
  • Chris Nenne to Mesa Life Church (Clifton II Foursquare Church) in Grand Junction, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Walter Ramos to Fraternidad Cristiana (Glendale Hispanic 2 Foursquare Church) in Glendale, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Warren Watties to New Song (Colorado Springs 6 Foursquare Church) in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gateway District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 8

  • John Alummuttil in Fort Worth, Texas (MidSouth)
  • Evelyn Naga in Suisun City, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Irene Osborn in Ottumwa, Iowa (Heartland)
  • Loyd Osborn in Ottumwa, Iowa (Heartland)
  • Judy Pierson in Newport, Va. (Mid-Atlantic)
  • Brent Roberson in Mahomet Ill. (Heartland)
  • ​Bethel Trammell in Burbank, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys)
  • John Trammell in Burbank, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,541

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

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