During the month of April, Foursquare saw one church open in the U.S. In addition, nine churches were closed, and seven Foursquare pastors retired. Five senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.
There are now 1,807 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6, 812 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.
The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between April 7– April 28.
Church Openings — 1
- Refuge Church (Everett Downtown Foursquare Church) in Everett, Wash., pastored by Darin Pearson (Northwest District)
Church Closings (Permanent*) — 9
- Choice International Ministries (Dayton Choice Foursquare Church) in Dayton, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Damascus (Seal Beach Foursquare Church) in Seal Beach, Calif. (Southwest District)
- Daybreak Church (Marion Foursquare Church) in Marion, Iowa (Heartland District)
- Eagle Rock (Avon Foursquare Church) in Lakewood, Ohio (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Jesus First (Albuquerque II Foursquare Church) in Albuquerque, N.M. (MidSouth District)
- Jesus First Christian Ministry (San Francisco Mission District Foursquare Church) in San Francisco, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Living Faith Fellowship (Virginia Beach Central Foursquare Simple Church Network) in Virginia Beach, Va. (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Solid Life Christian Center (Castle Pines Foursquare Church) in Castle Rock, Colo. (Gateway District)
- Tower Community (Fresno 2 Foursquare Church) in Fresno, Calif. (Central Pacific District)|
Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,807
Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 5
- Mik Chester to New Hope (St. Joseph Foursquare Church) in St. Joseph, Mo. (Gateway District)
- Les Dodson to The King’s Way (Turlock Central Valley Foursquare Church) in Turlock, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Dave Metsker to Crescent City Foursquare Church in Crescent City, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Fielfer Murga to Barstow Hispanic Foursquare Church in Barstow, Calif. (Southwest District)
- Daniel Prieto to Roca Fuerte (Telluride Foursquare Church) in Telluride, Colo. (Gateway District)
Credentialed Minister Retirements — 7
- Curt Barbour in South Royalton, Vt. (Northeast District)
- Joanne Barbour in South Royalton, Vt. (Northeast District)
- Alfonso Cleto in Van Nuys, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys)
- Barbara Greer in Pittsburg, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Dean Greer in Pittsburg, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
- Judy Ogden in North Chili, N.Y. (Mid-Atlantic District)
- Jim Pope in Beaverton, Ore. (North Pacific District)
Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers — 6,812
* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.