During the month of August, three churches were opened, 12 Foursquare churches were closed, and one Foursquare pastor retired. In addition, 11 senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.
There are now 1,709 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,770 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.
The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between August 2–30.
Church Openings — 3
- Georgetown Foursquare Church, pastored by Meica Campbell in Georgetown, Ky. (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Journey Church (St. Petersburg Journey Foursquare Church), pastored by Craig Brown in Saint Petersburg, Fla. (Southeast District)
- New Hope Aloha Pau’ole (Honolulu City Foursquare Church), pastored by Dominick Ka’aihue in Honolulu (Hawaii District)
Church Closings (Permanent*) — 12
- Centro Cristiano de Amor y Fe (Norwalk Foursquare Church) in Long Beach, Calif. (Greater los Angeles District)
- Dwelling Place (Bayou Black Foursquare Church) in Houma, La. (MidSouth District)
- La Puente Esmirna Foursquare Church in La Puente, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
- New Hope Albuquerque (Albuquerque NE Foursquare Church) in Albuquerque, N.M. (MidSouth District)
- New Hope Christian Fellowship (Wahiawa Foursquare Church) in Mililani, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
- New Vision (Howell Foursquare Church) in Howell, Mich. (Heartland District)
- Primera Iglesia Cuadrangular Hispana de Bluffton (Bluffton Foursquare Church) in Ridgeland, S.C. (Southeast District)
- Santa Fe Springs First Nations Foursquare Church in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
- The Harvest Community (Southern New Hampshire Foursquare Church) in Raymond, N.H. (Northeast District)
- The Street Hip Hop Church (Elizabeth Urban Foursquare Church) in Elizabeth, N.J. (Northeast District)
- Victorious Church (Cobb Foursquare Church) in Lithia Springs, Ga. (Southeast District)
- Way of the King (Canton Messianic Foursquare Church) in Canton, Ohio. (Mid-Atlantic District)
Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,709
Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 248,354
Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 11
- Dan Bursch to Lifespring (Fife Foursquare Church) in Edgewood, Wash. (Northwest District)
- Wendell Choy to Calvary Church of the Islands in Kailua, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
- Rolando Cortes to Long Beach Emmanuel Foursquare Church in Long Beach, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
- Bill Glass to New Covenant (Haskell Foursquare Church) in Haskell, Texas (MidSouth District)
- Larry Gouin to Lincoln Foursquare Church in Lincoln, Neb. (Gateway District)
- Thomas Johnston to Bedford Foursquare Church in Bedford, N.H. (Northeast District)
- Daniel Lopez to Ellensburg Spanish Foursquare Church in Ellensburg, Wash. (Northwest District)
- Matt Myers to Living Water Fellowship (Lander Foursquare Church) in Lander, Wyo. (Great Northern District)
- Justin Medlock to Christian Fellowship (Shafter Foursquare Church) in Shafter, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Don Paredes to Avalon Zion L.A. Foursquare Church in Los Angeles, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
- Steve Robbins to Sunrise Community Church (Westminster Foursquare Church) in Westminster, Md. (Mid-Atlantic District)
Credentialed Minister Retirements — 1
- Ray Reese in Bakersfield, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers — 6,770
* Closings: Churches are permanently closed when assets are sold or transferred.
**Temporary Closings: One church was temporarily closed during the month of August.