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During the month of September, one new Foursquare church was opened, 12 Foursquare churches were closed, and six Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, eight senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,668 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,586 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between Sept. 5–26, 2013.


Church Openings — 1

  • CMYK Church (Billings Central Foursquare Church), pastored by Matt Blakeslee in Billings, Mont. (Great Northern District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 12**

  • Chambit Church (Gardena Central Korean Foursquare Church) in Gardena, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Covenant Community (Royal Oak Foursquare Church) in Royal Oak, Mich. (Heartland District)
  • Deliverance Miracle Revival Center (Sarasota Foursquare Church) in Sarasota, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Lion of Judah (Clearwater Foursquare Church) in Dunedin, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • New Beginnings (Mio Foursquare Church) in Mio, Mich. (Heartland District)
  • New Life Christian Fellowship (Groves Foursquare Church) in Groves, Texas (MidSouth District)
  • Oxnard Messiah Foursquare Church in Oxnard, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Pompano Beach Brazilian Foursquare Church in Pompano Beach, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • River of Life Fellowship (Falcon Foursquare Church) in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • The Crossing Point (St. Petersburg South Foursquare Church) in Saint Petersburg, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • The Mission (St. Petersburg Mission Foursquare Church) in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • White Oak Foursquare Church in White Oak, Okla. (MidSouth District)

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,668

Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 245,475


Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 8

  • Don Anderson to Cambridge Foursquare Church in Cambridge, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Walace Do Carmo to Primeira IEQ (Orlando Brazilian Foursquare Church) in Ocoee, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Noah Coombs to Hosanna! Celebration Center (San Francisco Foursquare Church) in San Francisco (Central Pacific District)
  • Thomas Costello to The Journey (Madison Metro Foursquare Church) in Madison, Wis. (Heartland District)
  • Will Langrehr to Lighthouse (Oklahoma City 2 Foursquare Church) in Oklahoma City (MidSouth District)
  • Nick Lindsay to Mountain of the Lord (Alliance Foursquare Church) in Alliance, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Brooks Rice to Westside Faith Center (Eugene Westside Foursquare Church) in Eugene, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Ramon Talamantes to Iglesia Vida Abundante (Issaquah Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Issaquah, Wash. (Northwest District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 6

  • Merlin Nelson in Knoxville, Iowa (Heartland District)
  • Charlotte Nelson in Knoxville, Iowa (Heartland District)
  • Phil Shepard in Alliance, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Sue Shepard in Alliance, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Ken Wise in Milltown, Mont. (Great Northern District)
  • Anna Wright in South Royalton, Vt. (Northeast District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,586

*   Closings: Churches are permanently closed when assets are sold or transferred.
** Temporary Closings: One church was temporarily closed during the month of September.

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