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

There are now 1,687 Foursquare churches in the U.S., with 6,551 credentialed ministers serving at churches and in the field.

The following reported data was confirmed by the Foursquare board of directors between May 2–23.

 

Churches

Church Openings — 3

  • Houston Northwest Hispanic, pastored by Nelson Diaz in Houston (MidSouth District)
  • Living Word Christian Development Center Church, pastored by Vernon Williamson in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Heartland District)
  • New Hope Voyager (Honolulu South Foursquare Church), pastored by Sam Kapu III in Honolulu (Hawaii District)


Church Closings (Permanent*) — 4**

  • Lewisburg Foursquare Church in Lewisburg, Pa. (Mid-Atlantic District)
  • Living Word Christian Development Center Church, pastored by Vernon Williamson in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Heartland District)
  • New Hope Christian Fellowship (Helena Foursquare Church) in Helena, Mo. (Great Northern District)
  • Wondervu Conference and Retreat Center in Golden, Colo. (Gateway District)


Total U.S. Foursquare Churches — 1,688
Total Attendance of the U.S. Foursquare Churches — 248,535


Pastors

Senior Pastoral Appointments to Established Foursquare Churches — 6

  • Jeff Espeseth to Lifepoint (Des Moines Foursquare Church) in Des Moines, Wash. (Northwest District)
  • Caleb Ingrum to Sangamon Valley Christian Center (Mahomet Foursquare Church) in Mahomet, Ill. (Heartland District)
  • Steve Lee to Tulsa First Foursquare (Tulsa Foursquare Church) in Tulsa, Okla. (MidSouth District)
  • Daniel Prieto to The Grace Place (Colorado Springs Foursquare Church) in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gateway District)
  • Jason Reynolds to Hillcrest (Newton Foursquare Church) in Newton, Kan. (Gateway District)
  • Janice Stallings to Life Church (Conyers Foursquare Church) in Conyers, Ga. (Southeast District)


Credentialed Minister Retirements — 2

  • Sammy Oppenheim in Las Vegas (Southwest District)
  • Tom Owens in Maryland Heights, Mo. (Gateway District)


Total Credentialed/Licensed ministers  — 6,551
 

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