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During the month of August, Foursquare saw 10 church openings in the U.S., including a new simple church in Atwater, Calif. In addition, two churches were closed and two Foursquare pastors retired. Ten senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,842 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,833 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

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



Church Openings – 10

  • Atwater Foursquare Simple Church Network, a simple church in Atwater, Calif., pastored by Jeff Stoddard (Central Pacific District)
  • Connection (Bettendorf Foursquare Church) in Rock Island, Ill., pastored by Matthew Temple (Heartland District)
  • Kairos (Pico Rivera South Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Pico Rivera, Calif., pastored by Mario Hernandez (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Life-Line Ministries (Bellflower Community Foursquare Simple Church Network), a simple church in Bellflower, Calif., pastored by Tina Dawkins (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Ministerio Cristiana Integral (Madison Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Fitchburg, Wis., pastored by Reynaldo Arandia Osinaga (Heartland District)
  • New Day (Olympia West Foursquare Church) in Olympia, Wash., pastored by Rex Schade (Northwest District)
  • Oasis en El Desierto (North Las Vegas Hispanic Foursquare Church) in North Las Vegas, Nev., pastored by Concepcion Tobar (Southwest District)
  • Spanish Springs Foursquare Church in Sparks, Nev., pastored by Kristopher Dahir (Central Pacific District)
  • Tacoma Korean Foursquare Church in Tacoma, Wash., pastored by Michael Cho (Northwest District)
  • The Philadelphia Gathering (Northeast Philadelphia Foursquare Simple Church Network), a simple church in Philadelphia, Pa., pastored by Donald Noonan (Mid-Atlantic District)


Church Closings (Permanent*) — 2

  • Freedom Church (Long Beach Downtown Foursquare Church) in Long Beach, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Iglesia Cuadrangular (Woodside Foursquare Church) in Woodside, N.Y. (Northeast District)

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches —1,842


Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Churches – 10

  • Norman D. Blanton to Tabernacle (Ruskin Foursquare Church) in Ruskin, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Randy Boldt to Crossroads Community (Vallejo North Foursquare Church) in Fairfield, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Billy Calderwood to Media City Church (Burbank Foursquare Church) in Burbank, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Valdir Facioni to Igreja Do Evangelho Quadrangular (Brockton Portuguese Foursquare Church) in Brockton, Mass. (Northeast District)
  • Timothy Goates to Faith Ablaze (Kings Mountain Foursquare Church) in Kings Mountain, N.C. (Southeast District)
  • Victor Harrison to New River (Brighton Foursquare Church) in Brighton, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Robert Key to The Connection (Long Beach Foursquare Church) in Long Beach, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Brent McCall to New Life (Stayton Foursquare Church) in Stayton, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Marsha Webb to Augusta Foursquare Church in Augusta, Ga. (Southeast District)
  • Jerry Walton to Faith Temple (Lamesa Foursquare Church) in Lemesa, Texas (MidSouth District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements – 2

  • Michael Strachota in Saint Paul, Minn. (Heartland District)
  • Nancy Strachota in Saint Paul, Minn. (Heartland District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers — 6,833

* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.

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