During the month of October, Foursquare saw two church openings in the U.S. In addition, three churches were closed, and six Foursquare pastors retired. Eight senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.
There are now 1,833 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 Oct. 7–Oct. 28.
Church Openings – 2
- Hope Chapel (Red Lodge Foursquare Church) in Red Lodge, Mont., pastored by Dan Swaningson (Great Northern District)
- Word of Life (Billings West Foursquare Church) in Billings, Mont., pastored by Alex Chai (Great Northern District)
Church Closings (Permanent*) — 3
- Fall River Portuguese Foursquare Church in Fall River, Mass. (Northeast District)
- Gladstone in Rio Rancho, N.M. (MidSouth District)
- Living Hope (Aberdeen Foursquare Church) in Federal Way, Wash. (Northwest District)
Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1833
Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches – 8
- Tina Barnett to Living Hope (Concordia Foursquare Church) in Concordia, Kan. (Gateway District)
- Buddy Hooper to Crabtree Foursquare Church in Clinton, Ark. (MidSouth District)
- Maria Martinez to Centro Cristiano Esperanza (Orange Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Orange, Calif. (Southwest District)
- Jeremy Pummel to NorthRock Church (Thornton Foursquare Church) in Thornton, Colo. (Gateway District)
- Matt Ridenhour to New Hope Fellowship (Powhatan Foursquare Church) in Powhatan, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Kevin Rusk to Living Word Fellowship (Tiffin Foursquare Church) in Tiffin, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Jason Trupp to Word of Life (Goodland Foursquare Church) in Goodland, Kan. (Gateway District)
- Ted Vail to Hope Boulder (Boulder Flatirons Foursquare Church) in Boulder, Colo. (Gateway District)
Credentialed Minister Retirements – 6
- Loel Fink in Vinton, Iowa (Heartland District)
- Victoria Fink in Vinton, Iowa (Heartland District)
- Marty Jenkins in Fairfield, Pa. (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Barbara Lamie in Knoxville, Ark. (MidSouth District)
- Herb Schneidau Jr. in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Central Administrative Resource Center)
- Roberta Schneidau in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Central Administrative Resource Center)
Total Credentialed/Licensed ministers — 6,833
* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.