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During the month of December, Foursquare saw four church openings in the U.S. In addition, four churches were permanently closed, and nine Foursquare pastors retired. Nine senior pastors were appointed to existing Foursquare churches in the U.S., and one church celebrated its 75th anniversary.

There are now 1,823 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,812 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

For the 2010 calendar year, Foursquare opened 58 churches, including 10 simple churches (house churches). There were 94 churches permanently closed. (Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.)

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between Dec. 2–Dec. 21.

Churches

Church Openings — 4
 

  • Freedom Church (San Fernando Valley Freedom Foursquare Church) in Northridge, Calif., pastored by Justice Coleman (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Light of Life Ministry (Macungie Foursquare Simple Church Network) in Macungie, Pa., pastored by David Poissant (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • San Diego South Bay Hispanic in National City, Calif., pastored by Francisco Diaz Molina (Southwest District)
  • The Connection (Lake Forest Foursquare Church) in Laguna Niguel, Calif., pastored by Clayton Robinson (Southwest District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 4
 

  • Grace Community (Damascus Foursquare Church) in Damascus, Md. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Living Word Ventura (Saticoy Foursquare Church) in Oxnard, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Quincy Portuguese Foursquare Church in Quincy, Ma. (Northeast District)
  • Roca de Salvacion (Ojai Valley Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Oak View, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)

Church Anniversaries (50+ years) — 1
 

  • Columbia River (Columbia City Foursquare Church) in St. Helens, Ore. (North Pacific District)- 75 years

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,823
 


Pastors

Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 9
 

  • Mike Badinger to New Life (Dayton Foursquare Church) in Dayton, Nev. (Central Pacific District)
  • Richard Bolt to New Hope (Wilkes-Barre Foursquare Church) in Wilkes Barre, Pa. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Kurt Dahlin to King’s Harbor (Redondo Beach Foursquare Church) in Redondo Beach, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • Todd Exley to Harvest Fellowship (Arkansas City Foursquare Church) in Arkansas City, Kan. (Gateway District)
  • Brian Gallagher to New Day Community Church (Hillsboro Northeast Foursquare Church) in North Plains, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Karl Leuthauser to Grace Community (Montrose Foursquare Church) in Montrose, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Andy Mahoney to New Covenant Fellowship (Oak Harbor Foursquare Church) in Oak Harbor, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Cairo Marques to Nantucket Portuguese Foursquare Church in Nantucket, Mass. (Northeast District)
  • Richard Smith to The Rock (Rockwell Foursquare Church) in Rockwell, N.C. (Southeast District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 9
 

  • Sam Chung in Gardena, Calif. (Greater Los Angeles District)
  • George Cline in Los Angeles, Calif. (Foursquare Missions International)
  • Nancy Cline in Los Angeles, Calif. (Foursquare Missions International)
  • Zeny Doromal in El Cajon, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Stephen James in Galt, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • June Livingston in Fresno, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Roy Livingston in Fresno, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Victor Tejera in Hesperia, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • David Wood in Glendale, Calif. (Central Offices)

Total Credentialed/Licensed ministers — 6,812
 

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

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