During the month of November, Foursquare saw one church opening in the U.S. In addition, eleven churches were closed and eight Foursquare pastors retired. Three senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.
There are now 1,823 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,835 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.
The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between Nov. 4–Nov. 23.
Church Openings – 1
- Renaissance Church (Decatur 2 Foursquare Church) in Decatur, Ill. pastored by Jeff Watts (Heartland District)
Church Closings (Permanent*) — 11**
- Cornerstone Christian Fellowship (Perris Foursquare Church) in Perris, Calif. (Southwest District)
- Greater Life (Crawfordsville Foursquare Church) in Crawfordsville, Ind. (Heartland District)
- Hope Chapel Mountainside (Central Oahu Foursquare Church) in Mililani, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
- Iglesia Cristiana Filadelfia (Orlando Filadelfia Foursquare Church) in Orlando, Fla. (Southeast District)
- Iglesia de la Familia Hispana (Winter Garden Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Orlando, Fla. (Southeast District)
- New Beginnings Worship Center (Elyria North Foursquare Church) in Elyria, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
- New Horizons Christian Fellowship (Stockbridge West Foursquare Church) in Stockbridge, Ga. (Southeast District)
- The Living Word (Northridge Filipino 2 Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
- The Open Door (University Place Foursquare Church) in University Place, Wash. (Northwest District)
- Triumph Leadership Center (Peachtree City Foursquare Church) in Newnan, Ga. (Southeast District)
- Vertical Truth (Shasta Lake Foursquare Church) in Shasta Lake, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,823
Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches – 3
- Nelson Dizon to Living Hope Fellowship Center (Union City Foursquare Church) in Newark, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Dave Ferguson to Fellowship (Kenosha 2 Foursquare Church) in Kenosha, Wis. (Heartland District)
- Thomas Gnacke to Neighborhood Bible Church (Bakersfield Northwest Foursquare Church) in Bakersfield, Calif. (Central
Credentialed Minister Retirements – 8
- Ken Claiborne in Bakersfield, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Ginnie Lunt in Whitinsville, Mass. (Northeast District)
- Walter Lunt in Whitinsville, Mass. (Northeast District)
- Jack Mitchell in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gateway District)
- Barbara Mitchell in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gateway District)
- Louis Sparre in Sunnyside, Wash. (Northwest District)
- (Two additional ministers are under review for retirement)
Total Credentialed/Licensed ministers — 6,835
* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.
** Two temporary closings took place during the time period.