During the month of July, Foursquare saw one church opening in the U.S. In addition, eight churches were closed, and three Foursquare pastors retired. Six senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.
There are now 1,786 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,755 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.
The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between July 7– July 28.
Church Openings — 1
- Dios de Amor Foursquare Church (Anaheim Hispanic 4 Foursquare Church) in Anaheim, Calif., pastored by Joseph Rojas (Southwest District)
Church Closings (Permanent*) — 8
- Adventure North (Layton Foursquare Church) in Riverdale, Utah (Central Pacific District)
- Alton Central Foursquare Church in Alton, Maine (Northeast District)
- Bee Branch Foursquare Church in Bee Branch, Ark. (MidSouth District)
- Capitola Foursquare Simple Church Network in Capitola, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- LifeSong Fellowship (Spearfish Black Hills Foursquare Church) in Spearfish, S.D. (Gateway District)
- New Braunfels Foursquare Church in New Braunfels, Texas (MidSouth District)
- The Bridge (Elizabeth Uptown Foursquare Church) in Elizabeth, N. J. (Northeast District)
- Vida Nueva (Montrose Hispanic II Foursquare Church) in Montrose, Colo. (Gateway District)
Church Anniversaries (50+ years) — 3
- Evangel (Roanoke Foursquare Church) in Vinton, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
- First (Whittier Foursquare Church) in Whittier, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District) –– 80 years
- Media City Church (Burbank Foursquare Church) in Burbank, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District) –– 85 years
Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,786
Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 6
- Steven Byrd to Wichita Central Foursquare Church in Wichita, Kan. (Gateway District)
- Gary Dunahoo to LightHouse Church (Newbury Park Foursquare Church) in Newbury Park, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
- Shannon Kelly to New Life Community (Taft Southwest Foursquare Church) in Taft, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- David Pinkston to Pasadena Foursquare Church in Pasadena, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
- Jerry Rhoton to Agape Christian Fellowship (Waukegan 2 Foursquare Church) in Waukegan, Ill. (Heartland District)
- Heriberto Servin to Iglesia En El Camino (North Hollywood Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Sun Valley, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
Credentialed Minister Retirements — 3
- Brona Larder in Crystal River, Fla. (Southeast District)
- Andrew Salcedo in Staunton, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Willie Williams in Dinuba, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers — 6,755
* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.