District News

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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

The Transformational Journey of Journey Church

By Ken Walker

Journey Church (Bakersfield Dayspring Foursquare Church) in Bakersfield, Calif., had dwindled to only a few members, and the building was in shambles, by the time Elias Abdallah became the lead pastor. Today services are packed, and outreach to the community is changing lives, exemplifying well Foursquare’s missional objective of church health and transformation.

 

Gateway

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.

 

Hawaii

Spreading Inspiration: Mike Kai

By Rachel Chimits | 4 Comments

Mike Kai, pastor of the Hawaii-based multiple location Inspire Church, challenged his church members to find a need and fill it. The result? The multiplication of many creative outreach ministries to the surrounding communities and the birth of multisite church locations. Evangelizing, discipleship and leadership development play a major role in Inspire’s ministry effectiveness.

 

Heartland

Gone to Be With the Lord Report (August 2015)

By Foursquare

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

 

MidSouth

From the Fishbowl to the Mission Field: Katie Baker

By Katie Baker | 11 Comments

A pastor’s kid in a small town, Katie Baker felt like she was living in a fishbowl. But she eventually found God’s call on her life apart from others’ expectations, and has recently been appointed as a Foursquare Missions International (FMI) missionary to El Salvador.

 

North Pacific

Gone to Be With the Lord Report (June 2015)

By Foursquare

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

 

Northeast Atlantic

Bringing Cultures Together: Estuardo Cambranes

By Andy Butcher | 3 Comments

Estuardo Cambranes, senior pastor of Living Waters (Smithfield Foursquare Church) in Smithfield, R.I., has successfully brought together two churches—one English-speaking, one Spanish-speaking—and is finding the joy of seeing people from different ethnic groups become one in Christ as they serve the Lord together.

 

Northwest

Discipling a Nation: Ken Pretty-On-Top

By Ally Siwajian | 4 Comments

Foursquare Pastor Ken Pretty-On-Top isn’t just the leader of a congregation. He’s pastoring the Crow Nation and discipling leaders across the Northwest and beyond. Ken also serves as one of Foursquare’s lead Native elders, and is chairman of the denomination’s Native American Council.

 

Southern California

Gone to Be With the Lord Report (August 2015)

By Foursquare

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

 

Southeast

Gone to Be With the Lord Report (June 2015)

By Foursquare

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

 

Southwest

Pastor Discovers the Thrill of Church Planting

By Larry White | 5 Comments

Larry White, senior pastor of of Horizon (Victorville 2 Foursquare Church) in Victorville, Calif., got the thrill of his life when he jumped out of a plane for his 50th birthday. But the biggest rush he gets is church planting and helping other church planters thrive.

 

Hispano del Suroeste

Pastor and Educator: Maria Eugenia Martinez

By Anabel Muñoz | 2 Comments

When she was only 20, Maria Eugenia Martinez bucked the status quo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and became a pastor. In the decades since then, the ordained Foursquare minister, educator, author and seminary founder has touched hundreds of lives with her passion for ministry and education.