During the month of September, Foursquare saw four church openings in the U.S. In addition, three churches were closed, and two Foursquare pastors retired. Eight senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.
There are now 1,774 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,789 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.
The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between September 1– September 29.
Church Openings — 4
- Journey of Faith (Glendora Northeast Foursquare Church) in Glendora, Calif., pastored by Kevin Yriarte (Greater Los Angeles District)
- Life Church (Downey Foursquare Church) in Downey, Calif., pastored by Erick Edquist (Greater Los Angeles District)
- My Father’s House Chapel (Gresham West Foursquare Church) in Gresham, Ore., pastored by Cathe Wiese (North Pacific District)
- True Worship Church (Ferndale Metro Foursquare Church) in Ferndale, Mich., pastored by Antonio Sims (Heartland District)
Church Closings (Permanent*) — 3**
- City Conquest Christian Center (Commerce City Central Foursquare Church) in Commerce City, Colo. (Gateway District)
- New Vision Church (Catoosa Foursquare Church) in Tulsa, Okla. (MidSouth District)
- Tulsa Woodland Hills Foursquare Church in Tulsa, Okla. (MidSouth District)
Church Anniversaries (25+ years) — 3
- Emmanuel (Rexburg Foursquare Church) in Rexburg, Idaho (Great Northern District) — 30 years
- Hope Chapel (Oak Lawn Foursquare Church) in Oak Lawn, Ill. (Heartland District) — 75 years
- North Gate Christian (Las Vegas Foursquare Church) in North Las Vegas, Nev. (Southwest District) — 70 years
Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,774
Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 8
- Kurt Chaffee to New Song Community Church (Bismarck Foursquare Church) in Bismarck, N.D. (Great Northern District)
- Mick Fraser to The Summit (Victor Foursquare Church) in Driggs, Idaho (Great Northern District)
- Jim Hanes to Dayton Foursquare Church in Dayton, Md. (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Scott Ingegneri to Grace North Church (Anthem Foursquare Church) in Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest District)
- Edd Mooney to Way of the King (Canton Messianic Foursquare Church) in Canton, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Fredy Perez to Newhall Buen Samaritano Foursquare Church in Newhall, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
- Marc Phillips to Ahwahnee House of Worship (Ahwahnee Chapel) in Ahwahnee, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Blake Updike to The Water Of Life Chapel (Desert Hot Springs Foursquare Church) in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. (Southwest District)
Credentialed Minister Retirements — 2
- Dave Stinson in Ahwahnee, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Jeannie Turner in Jackson, Miss. (Greater Los Angeles District)
Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers — 6,789
* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.
**Temporary Closings: Five churches were temporarily closed during the month of September.