During the month of September, Foursquare saw four church openings in the U.S., including two new simple churches in Capitola, Calif., and Fremont, Calif. In addition, 10 churches were closed and one Foursquare pastor retired. Ten senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.
There are now 1,834 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,838 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.
The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between Sept. 2 – Sept. 30.
Church Openings – 4
- Capitola Simple Church Network, a simple church in Capitola, Calif., pastored by Michael Howard (Central Pacific District)
- Kent Central Foursquare Church in Kent, Wash., pastored by Andrew Phillips (Northwest District)
- Fremont Central Foursquare Simple Church Network, a simple church in Fremont, Calif., pastored by Ben Hirsch (Central Pacific District)
- New York City Dream Center in New York, N.Y., pastored by Brad Reed (Northeast District)
Church Closings (Permanent*) — 10
- Abiding Word (Welcome Foursquare Church) in Welcome, N.C. (Southeast District)
- Celebration of Praise Church (St. Paul Foursquare Church) in Cottage Grove, Minn. (Heartland District)
- Charlotte Metro Foursquare Church in Mooresville, N.C. (Southeast District)
- Heritage Fellowship (Bedford Foursquare Church) in Bedford, Texas (MidSouth District)
- Hope Chapel Eastside (Maunawili Foursquare Church) in Kailua, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
- King City Community Church in King City, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- New Covenant Fellowship (Freeport Foursquare Simple Church Network) in Freeport, Ill. (Heartland District)
- New Covenant Foursquare (Middleton Foursquare Church) in Middletown, N.Y. (Northeast District)
- New Testament Church (Wayland Foursquare Church) in Natick, Mass. (Northeast District)
- Rosamond Foursquare Church in Rosamond, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,834
Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches –10
- Roger Bodenstab to Crescent City Foursquare Church in Crescent City, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Eric Chapman to Living Rock (Winnemucca Foursquare Church) in Winnemucca, Nev. (Central Pacific District)
- Bill Cramer to The Bridge Community Church (Victorville South Foursquare Church) in Hesperia, Calif. (Southwest District)
- Terry Fisher to Rochester Foursquare Church in Rochester, Wash. (Northwest District)
- Keith Jenkins to New Life Christian Center (West Adams Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
- Cameron Martin to Newport Foursquare Church in Newport, Ore. (North Pacific District)
- Matthew Ogle to Phoenix Northwest Foursquare Church in Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest District)
- Thomas Payne to Faith Center (Aloha Foursquare Church) in Beaverton, Ore. (North Pacific District)
- Darrel Sumner to New Life Fellowship (Madras Foursquare Church) in Madras, Ore. (North Pacific District)
- Larry Turner to Cornerstone (Denver, NC Foursquare Gospel Church) in Denver, N.C. (Southeast District)
Credentialed Minister Retirements – 1
- Mary Louise Carlson in Redmond, Ore. (North Pacific District)
Total Credentialed/Licensed ministers — 6,838
* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.
** Five temporary closings took place during the time period.