During the month of March, four new churches were opened, 13 Foursquare churches were closed, and three Foursquare pastors retired. In addition, five senior pastors were appointed to Foursquare churches in the U.S.

There are now 1,686 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,685 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between March 7–28.

 

Churches

Church Openings — 4

  • Abundant Life Church (Menifee Foursquare Church), pastored by Paul Treglia in Menifee, Calif. (Southwest District)
  • Orlando Brazilian Foursquare Church, pastored by Marcos Oliveira in Orlando, Fla. (Southeast District)
  • The Bridge (Woodbridge Foursquare Church), pastored by Daniel Campos in Woodbridge, VA. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Winchester Foursquare Church, pastored by Renny Ross in Berea, Ky. (Mid-Atlantic District)

Church Closings (Permanent*) — 13**

  • Centro Cristiano Camino Nuevo (Las Cruces Spanish Foursquare Church) in Las Cruces, N.M. (MidSouth District)
  • Christ Church (Baton Rouge Foursquare Church) in Prairieville, La. (MidSouth District)
  • Crossroads Church (Santa Fe 2 Foursquare Church) in Santa Fe, N.M. (MidSouth District)
  • Eastside Foursquare (Portland Eastside Foursquare Church) in Portland, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Fuente De Vida (Clifton Foursquare Church) in Grand Junction, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Glorious Lord (Daly City Filipino Foursquare Church) in San Francisco (Central Pacific District)
  • Living Water (Stamford Foursquare Church) in Stamford, Conn. (Northeast District)
  • Muscatine Foursquare Church in Muscatine, Iowa (Heartland District)
  • New Beginnings Worship Center (Raceland Foursquare Church) in Raceland, La. (MidSouth District)
  • New Hope Fellowship (Olean Foursquare Church) in Olean, N.Y. (Northeast District)
  • New Life Community (Taft Southwest Foursquare Church) in Taft, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Portland Pearl Foursquare Church in Portland, Ore. (North Pacific District)
  • Renaissance (Portland SE 5 Foursquare Church) in Portland, Ore. (North Pacific District)

 

Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,698

Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 247,314


Pastors

Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 5

  • Shannon Gresham to Bethel Full Gospel (Levelland Central Foursquare Church) in Levelland, Texas. (MidSouth District)
  • Steve Hopkins to Living Joy Community Church (Hoisington Central Foursquare Church) in Hoisington, Kan. (Gateway District)
  • Roberto Marques to Lowell Portuguese Foursquare Church in Lowell, Mass. (Northeast District)
  • Chris Officer to New Hope (Red Bluff Foursquare Church) in Red Bluff, Calif. (Central Pacific District)
  • Ricardo Ramirez to Cross Connection (Fort Worth Foursquare Church) in Fort Worth, Texas (MidSouth District)

Credentialed Minister Retirements — 3

  • Cheryl Curtis in Hoisington, Kan. (Gateway District)
  • Dale Curtis in Hoisington, Kan. (Gateway District)
  • Paul Yoshikawa in Norco, Calif. (Southwest District)

 

Total Credentialed/Licensed Ministers  — 6,685

* Closings: Churches are permanently closed when assets are sold or transferred.
**Temporary closings: Four churches were temporarily closed during the month of March.