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During the month of March, Foursquare saw seven church openings in the U.S. In addition, eight churches were closed, and six Foursquare pastors retired. Four senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,815 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,817 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between March 3–March 31.



Church Openings — 7

  • Abundant Grace Chapel (Newark N.J. Foursquare) in Newark, N.J., pastored by Authority Ugbenin (Northeast District)
  • First Love Church (Pearl City 2 Foursquare Church) in Pearl City, Hawaii, pastored by Andy Yamamoto (Hawaii District)
  • The Gathering (Santa Clarita South Foursquare Simple Church Network) in Canyon Country, Calif., a simple church pastored by Lew Richey (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Graceland Church (Moline 3 Foursquare Church) in Moline, Ill., pastored by Troy Rangel (Heartland District)
  • New Hope Hawaii Kai (Hawaii Kai Community Foursquare Church) in Honolulu, pastored by Aaron Cordeiro (Hawaii District)
  • Primera Iglesia Cuadrangular Hispana de Bluffton (Bluffton Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Ridgeland, S.C., pastored by Luis Ramirez (Southeast District)
  • St. Petersburg Full Life Foursquare Church in Saint Petersburg, Fla., pastored by John Eldredge (Southeast District)


Church Closings (Permanent*) — 8

  • Choice International Family Fellowship Center (La Place Foursquare Church) in La Place, La. (MidSouth District)
  • Frontlines (Paterson Foursquare Church) in Paterson, N.J. (Northeast District)
  • Joyful Community Church (Waimanalo South Foursquare Church) in Waimanalo, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
  • Maranatha (Stuarts Draft Foursquare Church) in Stuarts Draft, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Pan de Vida (Bossier City Foursquare Church) in Bossier City, La. (MidSouth District)
  • Sweet Waters Community Church (Northglenn East Foursquare Church) in Northglenn, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Synergy (Tulsa Central Foursquare Church) in Tulsa, Okla. (MidSouth District)
  • The Healing Center (Ozone Park Foursquare Church) in Ozone Park, N.Y. (Northeast District)

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,815


Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 4

  • Clyde Brewster to The Rock (Tri Valley Foursquare Church) in Livermore, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • David Richey to Logansport Foursquare Church in Logansport, Ind. (Heartland District)
  • Eliud Ruiz to Calvary (Silver Spring Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Silver Spring, Md. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Jared Vieyra to The River (Norco Foursquare Church) in Norco, Calif. (Southwest District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 6

  • John Barnett in Neosho, Mo. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Nancy Gorke in Lancaster, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Penny Hiler in Ontario, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Corine Williams in Pacoima, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Gary Wilson in Wofford Heights, Calif. (North Pacific District)
  • Joanne Wilson in Wofford Heights, Calif. (North Pacific District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers — 6,817


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

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