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Learn about how Foursquare is making an impact in your local district. Read some of the local news and stories about Foursquare folks from around the block and all across your district.

Central Pacific

A Rested Leader Makes a Great Sent Leader

By James Ranger III | 8 Comments

The secret to being an effective leader sent by God doesn’t lie in doing more and trying harder, but in finding rest and strength in God’s presence, says James Ranger III, senior pastor of New Life Church (Bakersfield Southwest Foursquare Church) in Bakersfield, Calif. From the Scripture, James gives us solid tips for how to be refreshed in the Lord.



Multiplying Churches and Leaders in the Great Plains

By Andy Butcher | 2 Comments

Crops aren’t all that’s growing in the Cornhusker State. The Rock, pastored by Tyson Lambertson in Scottsbluff, Neb., has gone from one to three campuses that touch hundreds of people in their rural communities. The pastor shares the principles that helped his church transform and grow.



Sent to the Media: Foursquare Radio Hosts

By Shannon Linton

Gregg Hammer, Shawnee Hammer and Davey D hope listeners hear God’s love each time they tune in to HammerTime, their morning radio show on Krater 96.3 in Honolulu. These Foursquare church members have taken their calling to the airwaves—and find many opportunities to drop seeds of faith in listeners’ ears.



Gone to Be With the Lord Report (Oct. 2015)

By Foursquare

An updated list of Foursquare credentialed ministers who have recently passed away



Gone to Be With the Lord Report (Oct. 2015)

By Foursquare

An updated list of Foursquare credentialed ministers who have recently passed away


North Pacific

Gone to Be With the Lord Report (Nov. 2015)

By Foursquare

An updated list of Foursquare credentialed ministers who have recently passed away


Northeast Atlantic

Sent to Government: Kelly Tshibaka

By Ken Walker

As Kelly Tshibaka has followed the Lord’s leading, she has ended up ministering to people in the most incredible places—including government agencies and the CIA. The co-pastor of Mount Vernon Foursquare Fellowship (Mount Vernon Foursquare Church) in Alexandria, Va., shares her journey of following one “divine appointment” to another.



Sent to Public Education: Windy Veach

By Rachel Chimits

With a lifelong passion to teach children and work within the public education system, Windy Veach knows that God has placed her right where He needs her the most. As a second grade teacher for a low-income public school, she finds ways to minister to others in a similar teaching role.


Southern California

How Sister McPherson Inspired Me As a Young Girl

By Winona Helms

When she was a young girl, Winona Helms met the founder of Foursquare. She shares what it was like to be a part of the youth group at Angelus Temple, including being in some of Sister McPherson’s legendary illustrated sermons, and how our movement’s founder influenced her ministry.



Sent to Business: Chanda Crutcher

By Rachel Chimits

Chanda Crutcher always had heart for older people, even when she was a child. God took that passion in her adult life and turned it into a successful business that helps senior citizens who are disabled and disregarded. The founding director of American Senior Assistance Programs, Inc. (ASAP) advises potential business owners to “ask God to break your heart for what breaks His, and He will build on that foundation.”



Reach the World This Thanksgiving

By Foursquare

One of the most effective outreaches your church could ever do this Thanksgiving can be done right from members’ homes, by inviting foreign exchange college students over for a holiday meal. Members from El Monte Valley Community Foursquare Church in Southern California share how being hospitable opens doors for showing the love of Christ.


Hispano del Suroeste

Sent to Family: Foursquare Foster Care Workers

By Jimmy Stewart | 1 Comment

Foursquare Credentialed Ministers Norma Perez-Morin and Rosalinda P. Vint both left secular careers so they could make a difference in the lives of foster kids and families. Every day, they reach out to children raised in foster care, from little babies to troubled foster youth who end up in the prison system.