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Tammy and Gary Dunahoo Find a Connection Point

By Andy Butcher

Mission, values and beliefs are what drew Tammy and Gary Dunahoo into Foursquare. And once they decided that Foursquare was a fit for them, they jumped in with both feet. Today Tammy serves as the movement’s general supervisor, and Gary is lead pastor of Lighthouse Church in Newbury Park, Calif.

 
 

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Keith Jenkins Gives Up His Independence

By Andy Butcher

Keith Jenkins was pastoring an independent congregation when he realized the lack of covering and community wasn’t healthy. His relationship with Foursquare pastors drew him in to the movement, and he brought his church into Foursquare. Today he pastors New Life LA (West Adams Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles.

 
 

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Travis Mielonen Builds the Church in Poland

By Jessica Sherer

Travis Mielonen didn’t grow up in church, but he was drawn to the Lord by the authenticity of Foursquare people. Today he serves as a missionary seeking to plant a church in Poland, and community outreach in the city of Kraków is an important part of that endeavor.

 
 

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Antonio Sims Crosses Cultural Boundaries

By Jessica Sherer

God is using Antonio Sims, a Foursquare pastor in Metro Detroit, to promote cross-cultural and urban education, community development and vocational training. Foursquare, he says, “has allowed me to do what I’m passionate about, sharing the gospel my way and just being myself.”

 
 

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Lucas Telford Works Outside Church Walls to Reach People

By Andy Butcher

Lucas Telford appreciates the sense of community he draws from being part of a movement that embraces new expressions of church. His church, Center for Living in Christ (Oshkosh 2 Foursquare Church)—whose CLIC acronym Lucas says aims to repurpose the word “clique”—ministers from two shared homes in Oshkosh, Wis.

 
 

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Bernie Federmann Experiences the Kindness of Neighbors

By Ken Walker

Bernie Federmann’s Foursquare neighbors started praying for him from the day he was born. The way they loved and reached out to him and his family drew his heart to God. Today the senior pastor of Lompoc Foursquare Church in Lompoc, Calif., reaches out to those in his community in the same way.

 
 

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Yolanda Ramirez Is Attracted by Foursquare’s Love

By Juan Echeverri

Yolanda Ramirez, senior pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Remanso De Paz in Warner Robins, Ga., says that the trust Foursquare has shown her and her husband, Luis, has been key in their lives as ministers. Yolanda and Luis, who serves as the church’s co-pastor, also are part of the Foursquare National Hispanic Commission.

 
 

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D.J. Vick Appreciates Foursquare’s Passionate Faith

By Ken Walker

The strong work of the Holy Spirit is a primary distinctive that attracted D.J. Vick to Foursquare and transformed him into a proponent of the movement. The senior pastor of Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell, Wash., says that this emphasis provides an edge and creates a fire burning in members’ souls that has instilled a shared passion for people who don’t know Jesus.

 
 

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Dan Lucero Finds a Worldwide Family in Foursquare

By Rachel Chimits

When Dan Lucero, Foursquare Missions International (FMI) area missionary to West and Central Africa and Francophone nations, came into Foursquare, he found that the movement comprises a wide spectrum of people the world over, and that “family” is one of Foursquare’s deepest-held values.