During the month of January, Foursquare saw three church openings in the U.S. In addition, seven churches were closed, and four Foursquare pastors retired. Two senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.
There are now 1,818 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,782 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.
The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between Jan. 6– Jan. 27.
Church Openings — 3
- San Jose 5 Foursquare Church in San Jose, Calif., pastored by Vincent Coffaro Jr. (Central Pacific District)
- Santa Cruz Hope Church (Santa Cruz Hope Foursquare Church) in Santa Cruz, Calif., pastored by Daniel Bennett (Central Pacific District)
- The Breakwater (Redondo Beach Foursquare Church) is a church restart** in Redondo Beach, Calif., pastored by Kurt Dahlin (Greater Los Angeles District)
Church Closings (Permanent*) — 7
- Amistad Cristiana Internacional (Rancho Cucamonga Centro Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
- Claremont Foursquare Church in Claremont, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
- Companerismo Cristiano de San Bernardino (San Bernardino Central Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Highland, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
- Greater Faith Christian (Marrero Foursquare Church) in Marrero, La. (MidSouth District)
- The Breakwater (Manhattan Beach Foursquare Church) in Redondo Beach, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
- The Fathers House (North County Foursquare Church) in San Marcos, Calif. (Southwest District)
- The House Community Church (Omaha Central Foursquare Church) in Ralston, Neb. (Gateway District)
Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,818
Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 2
- Jim Huntington to Faith Fellowship (Pahrump Foursquare Church) in Pahrump, Nev. (Southwest District)
- Joe Olsson to New Life Fellowship (Denver Foursquare Church) in Denver, Colo. (Gateway District)
Credentialed Minister Retirements — 4
- Ron Bauer in Northridge, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
- Hortensia Emanuel in Providence, R.I. (Northeast District)
- Donald Petersen in Oregon City, Ore. (North Pacific District)
- Violet Petersen in Oregon City, Ore. (North Pacific District)
Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers — 6,782
* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.
** Church restart: This church was temporarily closed and restarted by a new pastor.
*** One temporary closing took place during the time period.