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During the month of August, Foursquare saw five church openings in the U.S. In addition, 11 churches were closed, and seven Foursquare pastors retired. Three senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,778 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,785 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between August 4–August 25.


Church Openings —5

  • Global Harvest (Elgin Central Foursquare Church) in Elgin, Ill., pastored by Solomon Baddoo (Heartland District)
  • Harvest Family Fellowship (Topeka Harvest Foursquare Church) in Topeka, Kan., pastored by Rey Rodriguez (Gateway District)
  • North City (Shoreline East Foursquare Church) in Shoreline, Wash., pastored by Albert Moore (Northwest District)
  • Pasco West Foursquare Church (New Life Church) in Pasco, Wash., pastored by Angel Esquivel (Northwest District)
  • San Diego Brazilian Foursquare Church in San Diego, Calif., pastored by Roberto Marques (Southwest District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 11**

  • Casita de Dios (St. Ann Foursquare Church) in St. Ann, Mo. (Gateway District)
  • Community Worship Center (Piscataway Foursquare Church) in N. J. (Northeast District)
  • Fresh Start Ministries (Winfield Foursquare Church) in Winfield, W.V. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Hope Chapel Hawaii Kai (Hawaii Kai Foursquare Church) in Honolulu, Hawaii (Hawaii District)
  • New Horizon Vision Center (Aiken Foursquare Church) in Aiken, S.C. (Southeast District)
  • New Life Family Ministries (Hendersonville Life Foursquare Church) in Hendersonville, N.C. (Southeast District)
  • OneVillage (Kansas City Metro Foursquare Church) in Roeland Park, Kan. (Gateway District)
  • Rock Solid (Orlando 4 Foursquare Church) in Orlando, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • Spring of Water Christian Assembly, Inc. in Randolph, Mass. (Northeast District)
  • The Breath of His Word (Orlando Word Foursquare Church) in Orlando, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • The Landing Church (of Lake Wylie) (Lake Wylie Foursquare Church) in Cramerton, N.C. (Southeast District)

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,778


Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches  — 3

  • Ken Garber to The River (Simi Valley 3 Foursquare Church) in Simi Valley, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Mike Lamm to Living Water Fellowship (Lander Foursquare Church) in Lander, Wyo. (Great Northern District)
  • Rick Thornhill to New Hope Community Church (Ambridge Foursquare Church) in Ambridge, Penn. (Mid-Atlantic District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 7

  • Barry Click in Escondido, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Cherie Click in Escondido, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Jim Hibbard in Ambridge, Penn. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Kathy Hibbard in Ambridge, Penn. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Max Lile in Northridge, Calif. (Pacific Coast and Valleys District)
  • Priscilla Montonya in Farmington, N.M. (Heartland District)
  • Lena Saylor in Murrieta, Calif. (Southwest District)

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers   — 6,785

* Closings: Churches are not permanently closed until assets are sold or transferred.
**Temporary Closings: Two churches were temporarily closed during the month of August.

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