Editor's Note: Since positing this news update in 2009, districts have had supervisor and staff changes, as well as contact information updates. To see the latest district supervisors and staff information, visit About Our Districts. In addition, to learn more about the purpose of The Foursquare Church, visit About Our Purpose. To learn more about our multicultural priorities, visit our people groups page.
The Foursquare Church has announced 14 new districts along with the supervisors and multi-ethnic leaders who help lead our new districts. You can also view maps of the new districts as well as the 10 missional objectives of The Foursquare Church.
- Mid-South District
- Southwest District
- Greater Los Angeles District
- Great Northern District
- Mid-Atlantic District
- Heartland District
- Hawaii District
- Central Pacific District
- Southeast District
- Gateway District
- Northeast District
- North Pacific District
- Pacific Coast and Valleys District
- Northwest District
- Michael Edwards
- Cairo Marques
- John Mazariegos
- Luis Milian
- Jesus de Paz
- Daniel Prieto
- Eddie Ruano
- Jeff Yellow Owl
- Gideon Yuk
Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico
David Coffey grew up in the farming town of Easton, Mo. He met and married his wife, Diane, in 1968, when both of them were attending LIFE Bible College. Following graduation in 1970, he served as associate pastor in several churches: Grants Pass, Ore., St. Joseph, Mo., and Lancaster, Calif. In 1981, he became senior pastor of the Roseburg, Ore., Foursquare church. While in Oregon, he also was superintendent of the Southern Oregon Division for 12 years, and was administrator of the historic South Central District.
In 2003, the Coffeys moved to Oklahoma City, and assumed the senior pastorate of Hope Church there. At the same time, he became supervisor of the Oklahoma District, which became the Heartland District (with the addition of Arkansas) in 2008. He also has been a member of the Foursquare Cabinet.
David and Diane have two adult children, two grandchildren and another grandchild on the way.
Southern California, Arizona, Nevada
Kimberly was born in Colombia, South America to a Foursquare missionary family and lived in Colombia until she was 10 years old. Spanish is her first language. She then spent the rest of her growing-up years in Long Beach, Calif., and graduated from Long Beach City College with her A.A. degree. She has completed three years of her undergraduate degree in social work at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, with a passion to help local churches infiltrate their communities.
Kimberly and her husband, Jerry, served as youth pastors at Valley Community Church, El Monte Foursquare, from 1986 to 1994, when Jerry was appointed as national youth minister. In 2000, Kimberly was appointed director of Foursquare Women International, and served in that position until 2005. Currently, she serves as co-pastor, family pastor and kids’ pastor of The Rock, a Foursquare Church they opened in April 2000 in Anaheim Calif. She also travels and speaks at churches and conferences in the North America and overseas.
Kimberly and Jerry have been married for over 20 years and have two teenage children, Alexa and Jonathan. Both have been home schooled.
Greater Los Angeles District
Arthur J. Gray, II
Arthur J. Gray, II serves The Foursquare Church as vice president and director of Urban and Multicultural Ministries. He also has been district supervisor of the Los Angeles South Coast District, is a member of the Board of Trustees of Life Pacific College, and has served on the International Board of Directors for The Foursquare Church, as chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and as the denomination’s corporate secretary.
Having been in ministry for over 20 years, Arthur has served in a variety of ministry positions, and currently is senior pastor of Connections, a Foursquare church in Long Beach, Calif. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in English from Loyola Marymount University, and also received his Juris doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. Before committing to full-time ministry, Arthur was prosecutor of violent felonies as a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles. He currently is pursuing his doctor of ministry degree at Bakke Graduate University.
Arthur and Pam have three children, Daniel, Matthew and Christina. The Grays reside in Long Beach, Calif.
Great Northern District
Montana, Southern Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota
Mike McGovern’s training for ministry began at L.I.F.E. Bible College in Los Angeles in the fall of 1971. It was there he met his wife, Marlene, who was also studying for the ministry. They married in 1972 and during their senior year, teamed up with another couple and planted a church an hour east of Los Angeles. They began full-time ministry in 1974 in Missoula, Mont., when they arrived to restart the Missoula Foursquare Church, which had been closed for a number of years. They have served their Missoula congregation for over 34 uninterrupted years.
After establishing the Missoula ministry, Mike started two other churches in the region while continuing to serve the home church in Missoula. He has also continued to oversee the expansion of churches in western Montana. In April of 2006 Mike was appointed as supervisor of the North Central District.
Mike holds a B.A. in theology and a M.Div. in counseling. He and Marlene have two children, Michelle and Michael, and two grandsons, Duncan and Aidan.
Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, South Jersey
Harriet Mouer has assisted her husband, Bill, in pastoring The Family Fellowship in Amherst, Ohio, for 25 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in the field of music education and has taught in public and private schools, directed church and community children’s choirs and currently teaches private piano lessons, training many students for worship ministries.
Prior to coming to Amherst, Harriet directed women’s ministries at The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, Calif. More recently, she served as supervisor of the Western Ohio District, from 2003 to 2007. Currently, she leads the prayer ministry at The Family Fellowship, teaching and facilitating prayer retreats, and also heads the Foursquare Women Prayer Network.
Bill and Harriet have been married for over 40 years. They have three married children and four grandchildren.
Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa
Dan Mundt has been in ministry for 22 years. With his wife, Cindy, Dan served as youth pastor at Moline Gospel Temple in Moline, Ill., as assistant pastor at The Family Fellowship in Amherst, Ohio, and for the past 15 years, as senior pastor of Faith Outreach Center in Rochester, Ind. Dan has also been supervisor of the Northern Indiana District Supervisor of Foursquare Churches since 2002.
A 1986 graduate of Mt. Vernon Bible College, Dan was ordained at Angelus Temple in 1988. Dan and Cindy have been married for 26 years and are the proud parents of two teenagers, Josh and Becca.
Alex Pacheco was a full-time commercial fisherman before God called him to become a “fisher of men.” He began ministry with a short tenure as a staff pastor at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hilo, Hawaii. In 1990, he was sent to the neighboring community of Pahoa to pioneer New Hope Puna. Alex returned to New Hope Hilo in 1998 in the position of senior pastor. Under his leadership, the church grew to 1,700 people, became debt-free and raised up a new generation of leaders. Alex also served as supervisor of the Pacific Rim District, for two years, overseeing 24 Foursquare churches across the state of Hawaii.
Alex continues to enjoy fishing. He and his wife, Berna, have been married for over 40 years. They have four children, Kaleo, Aaron, Joy and Lena, as well as five granddaughters and three grandsons.
Central Pacific District
Northern California, Nevada, Utah
Ron Pinkston has served as senior pastor of two churches since graduating from LIFE Bible College in 1979, Gateway Chapel in Winters, Calif. and East Bay Fellowship in Danville, Calif.—both for 15 years. Over the course of those 30 years of ministry he has also served at various times on the Foursquare Board of Directors, the Cabinet, the LIFE Bible College Board of Directors, the District Council, and the Old Oak Ranch Camp Board.
Ron also served for many years as a divisional superintendent, and has been supervisor of the Bay Area District since 2003. He and his wife, Susan, have been married over 35 year. They are parents of three children and grandparents of five.
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Florida
Scott Reece is a graduate of Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, and holds a master's degree from Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus, Ga. Beginning in 1982, he served many years in youth ministry, working in churches in North Carolina, Texas and Decatur, Ill.; along with a two-year interim pastorate in North Carolina. In 1994, he and his wife, Veronica, moved to the Atlanta metro area to plant a church.
Since that time they have seen their fledgling congregation grow into a thriving, multi-cultural, multi-generational community serving over 500. Living Way Church is also the mother church of 11 other daughter churches, two of which are in Kenya, Africa. They are also proud of two grand-daughter churches as well as an orphanage that are the offspring of the Africa church plants.
Scott served as a regional superintendent serving Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina prior to becoming a district supervisor in 2002. Scott and Veronica have been married since 1986 and are the proud parents of four.
Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri
The founding pastor of Grace Church in Denver, Colo., Sam Rockwell has been district supervisor of the Mile High District since 2003, and also serves on the national church multiplication team. He has traveled to 25 countries in five continents encouraging and developing leaders, is the author of the book, A Flame in the Desert: How to Respond to Your Next God-Given Assignment, and has served as a consultant to businesses and non-profit organizations in the U.S., France, Mexico and China.
Sam is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute and Mt. Vernon Bible College. He received a master of science degree in organizational development from Pepperdine University, a master of arts degree in human development from Fielding Graduate University, and is a PhD candidate in human and organizational systems at Fielding.
Sam and his wife, De, have four children: Grace, Jasmine, Joshua and Jacob.
Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont
Dr. James C. Scott Jr.
Dr. James C. Scott Jr. currently serves The Foursquare Church as assistant general supervisor and vice president of regional operations. Jim also serves as advisor to Foursquare Church Multiplication and as supervisor of the Southern California - Southwest region. In addition to these primary responsibilities, he is a member of the Foursquare board of directors and serves on numerous Foursquare committees.
In 1979, Jim became youth pastor of Plaza Bible Foursquare Church in Orange, Calif., and in 1982, when he accepted the pastorate of the Norwalk, Calif., Foursquare Church. He returned to Plaza Bible in 1986, as senior pastor. While serving this congregation, he was a divisional and regional superintendent in the Southwest District. In 1996, Jim was appointed supervisor of the Southern California District. In 2001, Jim and his wife, Melinda, were asked to relocate to the east when he was appointed supervisor of the New England District. During his time in New England, he was instrumental in multiplying the district into three new districts. In 2004, Jim and Melinda were asked to return to California so that Jim could serve the Foursquare Church as vice president of administrative operations and chief operating officer.
Jim is a graduate of Rio Hondo College in Whittier, Calif. (Liberal Studies, A.A., 1973), California State University- Fresno (B.S., Criminology, minor Sociology, 1975), Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. (M.A., Theology, 1981) and Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, Wash. (D.Min, Church Multiplication and Leadership Development, 2008).
Jim and Melinda, his partner in ministry, were married in 1976. Together they have served as conference speakers, ministering on behalf of Foursquare Missions International and working with leaders in the disciplines of church planting, church health and leadership development.
North Pacific District
Larry Spousta is a graduate of Life Pacific College (formerly LIFE Bible College). His ministry experience began in 1974, has included youth ministry, pastoral ministry, church planting and supervision. Most recently, Larry has served as supervisor of the Central Region and as coach to the National Church Office ministry specialists.
During his five-year tenure as Midwest District supervisor, over 40 new churches were planted. His 19-year pastorate at New Hope Foursquare Church in Salem, Ore., resulted in numerous missions teams and reproduced four new churches. Larry’s greatest joy is found in sponsoring the success of others through mentorship, training and practical care. His rapport among fellow pastors and leaders has been marked with integrity of heart and characterized by loving leadership.
Larry and his wife, Sue, have been married for over 30 years. They have two married children, four grandsons and one granddaughter.
Pacific Coast and Valleys District
John Tolle was born in Los Angeles, and together with his twin brother, Jim, and younger brother, Robert, grew up as a missionary kid in Central America and pastor’s kid in California. While attending Azusa Pacific University, John answered the call of God to prepare for pastoral ministry. He received his B.S. in practical theology from LIFE Bible College in 1973 and continued his studies at Fuller Seminary and Regent University.
Following graduation from LIFE, John served briefly as an evangelist, and then as district youth director for the historic Western District. During those years of youth ministry, he met and married Rosemary. Together, John and Rosemary have served the Foursquare family as youth pastors, associate pastors, and senior pastors. They presently serve LightHouse Christian Fellowship, a formerly-independent church that became Foursquare under their leadership. John also serves on the Foursquare Board of Directors, the Foursquare Missions Committee, the Executive Council and the Foursquare Cabinet.
John and Rosemary reside in Thousand Oaks, Calif. They have four grown children, a granddaughter and another grandbaby on the way.
Washington, Northern Idaho
In 1990, Dave Veach and his wife, Windy (Stella), were installed as pastors of an independent church on Whidbey Island in Washington state. Five years later, the Living Word congregation joined the Foursquare family and has since become an established pillar in the community of Oak Harbor.
Dave and Windy met more than 30 years ago at Central Washington University, where both earned degrees in education. Along with successfully pastoring in a transient community, Dave has served as Church Health Initiative coordinator, divisional superintendent, and most recently as supervisor of Puget Sound District.
Dave and Windy have three adult children.
Robby Booth most recently has served The Foursquare Church as supervisor of the Pacific Region, Chaplains District supervisor, chairman of the National Camp Facilities Board and as a member of the Foursquare Cabinet. Previously, Robby and his wife, Bonita, were senior pastors of Faith Chapel Foursquare Church in Glendale, Ariz., for 11 years, and Robby was divisional superintendent over Central Arizona. The Booths later moved to Modesto, where Robby became supervisor of the historic Western District in 1995. Under his leadership, the district planted approximately 130 churches and developed ministry training institutes.
Robby earned a dual major bachelor's degree in Christian ministries and counseling from Hope University, followed by a master's degree in marriage and family counseling from Azusa Pacific University. He has presented marriage conferences across the U.S. and in Canada.
“An ordinary guy serving an extraordinary God!” is how Robby wants to be known. He is a strong family man with deep love for his wife, Bonita, as well as their three adult children and grandson, Tanner.
Michael Edwards has dedicated himself to work toward the fulfillment of God’s call and mandate found in Luke 1:17: “Make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
He received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1970, and knowing that there was a call of God upon his life, entered L.I.F.E. Bible College in 1974 to prepare for ministry. Upon graduation in 1980, he began serving at Carlin Avenue Foursquare Church in Lynwood, Calif. In 1989, the Lord called him to the pastorate, and he planted A New and Living Way Foursquare Church in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., where he served as senior pastor for seven years.
In March 1997, he accepted the appointment of senior pastor of what is now Wind of the Spirit Worship Center Foursquare Church of Riverside, Calif. When he accepted the appointment, he facilitated the merger of A New and Living Way Church with Wind of the Spirit Worship Center.
In addition to the pastorate, Michael has had the privilege of serving in numerous ministry capacities over the years, including facilitator of a Bible college extension program, conference speaker, national and international ministry, and divisional superintendent. He currently is pursuing his master’s degree.
Michael met and married his wife, Sherrie, in 1974. They are the proud parents and grandparents of two daughters, two son-in-laws, and three grandchildren
Cairo Marques was born into a Christian home in Brazil, but left the church during his teens. During a Foursquare revival, he dedicated his life to Christ and subsequently became involved with the work of the Lord.
He married Iracy DeOliveira Marques in 1962. The same year, he earned a degree in theology from the Foursquare Theological Institute, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In 1963, he started his ministerial career, as National Youth Leader of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Brazil. Though he was licensed in 1964 and ordained in 1969, his ministry was bi-vocational, as he also was employed by General Motors of Brazil. In 1983, he resigned from GM and began full-time ministry. That same year, he was appointed director of Foursquare's Theological Institute in Brazil, and continued in that position for the next 10 years.
Cairo served as senior pastor of Central Foursquare Church in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a church of over 2,000, from 1986 to 1993. He then embarked on a new mission: a move to the United States with the goal of planting 12 Portuguese-speaking Foursquare churches as well as a Portuguese Bible institute in the New England area. Since 1995, he has served as senior pastor of Malden Portuguese Foursquare Church in Malden, Mass., formerly Somerville Portuguese Foursquare Church. In 2003, he was appointed supervisor of the New England Portuguese District. Currently, there are 22 Portuguese-speaking Foursquare Churches in New England. (There also are Portuguese-language churches in Florida, New York and New Jersey.)
Cairo and Iracy have three adult children, Eduardo Marques, Roberto Marques and Eliana Runyan. All are licensed Foursquare ministers.
John Mazariegos John Mazariegos was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Robin, along with their six children serve as Foursquare missionary associates in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. John is also Vice President at Angelus Bible Institute and presently serves on The Foursquare Church Board of Directors.
Luis F. Milian was born in El Salvador. His father was Chinese and his mother was Salvadorian. In 1967, he immigrated to the U.S. and went into business, becoming co-owner of a restaurant, Los Chinitos, and also contracting with an area advertising firm. Luis received Jesus as savior in 1983, through the ministry of Angelus Temple. In 1987, he became part of the first graduating class of Angelus Bible Institute. His wife, Leticia, whom he married in 1974, also became an ABI grad.
Following graduation, he was asked to pioneer a church in Fresno, Calif. After months of prayer, he sold everything he owned and answered the call of the Lord, opening La Promesa Foursquare Hispanic church early in 1988. He also obtained a master’s degree in ministry from the Latin American University of Theology, a branch of California Christian Colleges, in 2001. When district multiplication occurred in 2003, he became supervisor of the Central Hispanic District, while continuing to pastor La Promesa.
Luis and Leticia for are the parents of three adult children, Brian, Jackie, and Suyen. Bryan graduated from Fresno Pacific University, and is pursuing his Master of Divinity at Fresno Pacific Mennonite Seminary. Jackie graduated from Life Pacific College, and is pursuing her Master’s in Theology at Fresno Pacific Seminary. Suyen, after attending Masters Commission in Olympia for two years, is pursuing a worship ministry.
Jesus de Paz
Grateful to God for his salvation, Jesus de Paz has committed his life to preaching the Gospel. A pastor for over 30 years, he currently is senior pastor for both the English-speaking and Spanish-speaking congregations at River of Life Foursquare in Wenatchee, Wash. He was named supervisor of the Northwest Spanish District in 2004, and since has had the privilege of assisting with more than three dozen church plants within the U.S. His vision to spread the Gospel and reproduce churches has given him the opportunity to have a role in planting nearly 150 churches around the world, including the countries of Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Nigeria. This outreach has seen much fruit, resulting in many thousands of decisions for Christ.
Daniel and Monica Prieto Daniel Prieto was born in Argentina. At age 10, he accepted the Lord as his personal Savior, and at 13, he was baptized with the Holy Spirit. It was then that he was convinced that the Lord had called him to ministry and he began preaching the gospel. In 1985, he was anointed as pastor, working as a leader in the church Cathedral de Vida in Mendoza, Argentina. In 1989, he and his wife, Monica, went to Buenos Aires to serve as assistant pastors for the church Temple Evangelico Cuadrangular in the city of San Isidro.
Invited to work at the Facultad de Teología and pastor Compañerismo Cristiano Foursquare Church in 1991, they moved to Downey, Calif. and since that time the congregation has grown from 20 to over 800. Under the leadership of Pastor Daniel, the church in Downey has sent dozens of pastoral families to work in other churches and to start Compañerismo Cristiano congregations in Los Angeles, Carson, and San Bernardino. In September 2005, there was a successful transition of leadership in the church the youth pastors as the new senior pastors.
In November 2002, he became supervisor of D.I.C.L.A. (Distrito de las Iglesias Cuadrangulares de Los Angeles) He is president and founder of Conexión Pastoral, which provides companionship, assistance, support, and training for pastors, their families and their ministries. He is the conductor of the radio broadcast Palabras de Vida, and has authored numerous books. He graduated from Instituto Bíblico Cuadrangular, Argentina, obtained his bachelor's in Christian ministry from Facultad de Teología, and his master of arts and religion from Azusa Pacific University. Currently, he is pursuing his master's degree in business administration as well as a master's degree in leadership at Grand Canyon University. Pastor Daniel lives in San Antonio, Texas, where he planted Compañerismo Cristiano in San Antonio, and is planting Compañerismo Cristiano in Coolidge, Arizona.
Rev. Eddie Ruano has served as senior pastor of Centro Cristiano Familiar, the Azusa, Calif., Foursquare Hispanic Church, since 1999. Born in Guatemala, Eddie comes from a church-planting family. He witnessed and participated in the starting of the 105 churches planted by his grandfather and father in Guatemala, and the three churches they planted in California. In 2002, he was appointed as supervisor of the Distrito Suroeste Hispano, which covers the San Gabriel Valley, Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties and the Imperial Valley.
Eddie also has been actively involved with Foursquare Church Multiplication and is deeply committed to discipling and empowering church leaders and church planters. Currently a professor at V.I.D.A. Bible Institute in Chino, Calif., he is an alumni of Life Pacific College, and plans to pursue a master’s degree in social work through Azusa Pacific University.
Eddie and his wife, Nancy, who was raised in Argentina, were married in 1990. They have three children: Gabriela, Andrea and Diego.
Jeff Yellow Owl
Jeff Yellow Owl was born and raised on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, located in Browning, Mont. Throughout his life, he was exposed to the realities of reservation life. He accepted Christ in November 1990.
In 1998, Jeff graduated from Dominion College with a bachelor's degree in theology and ministry, with an emphasis in counseling. He participated in a Foursquare church plant in Burien, Wash, for two years before moving to the Yakama Indian Reservation.
In October 2000, Jeff planted the Wapato II Foursquare Church in Washington where he is presently serving. In addition, he currently works as a counselor and leader for the Yakama Nation. His background, communication, and counseling skills, and church planting experience all are extremely helpful to the First Nations Foursquare congregations across the United States.
In 2003, he was named supervisor of First Nations Affinity District, and has in the succeeding years worked to network and resource First Nations churches in California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Gideon Yuk is lead pastor of the Ever Shining Foursquare Church in Rowland Heights, Calif., which he planted in 1997. He became supervisor of the Korean District in 2006, having previously served as district administrator and prior to that, a divisional superintendent.
Born in Korea, Gideon is a multi-lingual U.S. citizen. A 1987 graduate of Life Pacific College, he previously had been a vocal music major at El Camino College. Following Life graduation, he continued his education at Fuller Theological Seminary, receiving a Master of Divinity degree on 1993. During his time at Life and Fuller, he had the opportunity to minister in churches and various Christian organizations in a wide range of capacities, from children’s and young adult ministry, to music ministry and teaching in a Bible institute, to administrative and missionary work. Together with his family, he served as a missionary in Vienna, Austria, from 1991 to 1992.
Gideon married Kyonghi Chris Kim in 1987. They have a daughter, Eunice, who is 20 and a student at UC San Diego, as well as a son, Joseph, who is 18 and enrolled at UC Riverside.
Ted Vail In the early 1990s, Ted joined the staff of New Life Center in Everett, Wash., and continued his involvement with world missions and young adult ministry. There he met Dawn, a fellow missionary, and they married in 1993.
In 2001, Ted accepted a role with Foursquare Missions under Mike Larkin, as the regional coordinator for North America and the Caribbean. While he continues to serve FMI in this capacity, he also has been senior pastor of Summit Foursquare Church in Longmont, Colo., since August 2005. Prior to district consolidation, he also was superintendent of Hispanic churches for the Rocky Mountain District.
Ted holds a Master of Arts degree in global leadership from Fuller Seminary. The Vails have three children: Grace, Mercy, and Daniel.
The Foursquare Church is called
- To Serve the body of Christ
- To Advance the gospel of Christ
- To Cultivate members in Christ
Ten Missional Objectives of The Foursquare Church
1. Models a spiritually dynamic life and ministry.
2. Builds a community of care and covering for leaders and churches.
3. Cultivates a discipleship culture by providing and overseeing leadership training opportunities.
4. Develops a mentoring and coaching relationship with divisional superintendents.
5. Stewards churches and leaders to greater effectiveness and fruitfulness.
6. Oversees successful pastoral transitions.
7. Multiplies leaders and churches.
8. Serve as ambassadors, advocates and supporters of global and national Foursquare movement’s mission and vision.
9. Develops fully functioning district offices to provide delivery systems for ministering, mentoring, mobilizing and multiplying.
10.Partners with central offices and ARCs regarding administrative processes for districts, churches and ministers.