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During the month of September, 10 new Foursquare churches were opened, 14 churches were closed, and seven Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, 10 senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,710 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,706 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between Sept. 6 – Sept. 27.



Church Openings — 10

  • Clifton Forge Foursquare Church, pastored by Carl Wolfe in Clifton Forge, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Living Worship Nepali Church (Denver Central Nepali Foursquare Church), pastored by Habil Biswa in Denver, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Naya Life Community Church (Aurora East Foursquare Church), pastored by Jeetendra Singh in Aurora, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • New Hope Aiea (Pearlridge Foursquare Church), pastored by Marcus Sanders in Aiea, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
  • Portland Northwest Foursquare Simple Church Network, pastored by Jason Thomas in Portland, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Redline Church (Galveston Foursquare Church), pastored by Robert Lee in Galveston, Texas (MidSouth District)
  • Richfield Community (Richfield Foursquare Church), pastored by Tom Martin in Strongsville, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Rockville Hispanic Northeast Foursquare Church, pastored by Liccy Clavell in Rockville, Md. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Stone Creek Community Church (Mather Foursquare Simple Church Network), pastored by Mark O’Connell in Mather, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • The Living Room (Wenatchee Valley Foursquare Church), pastored by John Brossoit in Wenatchee, Wash. (Northwest District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 14

  • Beaufort 2 Foursquare Church in Beaufort, S.C. (Southeast District)
  • Freedom Church (Long Beach Foursquare Church) in Long Beach, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Freedom Life Center (Bandon Foursquare Church) in Bandon, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Liberty Harbor (Poulsbo North Foursquare Church) in Poulsbo, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Living Word Fellowship (Tiffin Foursquare Church) in Tiffin, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Los Angeles Downtown Foursquare Church in Los Angeles, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • New Day (Olympia West Foursquare Church) in Olympia, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Orlando Central Foursquare Church in Orlando, Fla. (Southwest District)
  • Orlando Rosemont Foursquare Church in Orlando, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Real Life (Juneau Foursquare Church) in Juneau, Alaska (North Pacific District)
  • Rosa de Saron (Portland North Spanish Foursquare Church) in Portland, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • The Well (South Whidbey Foursquare Simple Church Network) in Freeland, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Word of Life (Lynnwood Foursquare Church) in Lynnwood, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Word of Life Christian Center (Erie Foursquare Church) in Erie, Pa. (Mid-Atlantic District).

Church Anniversaries (50+ years) — 1

  • Faith Pointe Community Church (Pico Rivera Foursquare Church) in Pico Rivera, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District) — 60 years

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1710

Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 249,238


Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 10

  • Toby Clark to Duncan Foursquare Church in Duncan, Okla. (MidSouth District)
  • Benjamin Eige to Summit (Longmont Foursquare Church) in Longmont, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Manuela Gaspar to Nueva Jerusalen – Iglesia de Dios (Ramona Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Ramona, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Jonathan Griffiths to Cornerstone Worship Center (Nampa Foursquare Church), in Nampa, Idaho (Great Northern District)
  • Ralph Milliken to Grace Fellowship (Absarokee Foursquare Church) in Absarokee, Mont. (Great Northern District)
  • Chad Schilperoort to Harvest Christian Fellowship (Clarkston Foursquare Church) in Clarkton, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Jeetendra Singh to Naya Life Community Church (Aurora East Foursquare Church) in Aurora, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Ben Weiss to Grace Community (Southlake Foursquare Church) in Southlake, Texas (MidSouth District)
  • Rosa Whitwell to La Habra Foursquare Church in La Habra, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • David Wilson to Moriah Christian Center (Shelton Foursquare Church) in Shelton, Wash. (Northwest District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 7

  • David Clark in San Dimas, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Serafin Contreras Galeano, Foursquare Missions International (Southeast District)
  • Janet Espeseth in Barron, Wis. (Heartland District)
  • Wayne Espeseth in Barron, Wis. (Heartland District)
  • Nell Powell in Crescent City, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • David Robinson in Plant City (Southeast District)
  • Naomi Robinson in Plant City (Southeast District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers — 6,706

* Closings: Churches are permanently closed when assets are sold or transferred.

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