Official business of the The Foursquare Church is conducted by the president, the board of directors, the Foursquare cabinet and the Foursquare executive council. According to the bylaws, the president is elected for a five-year term and may be re-elected for an additional five-year term. The president is the "pastor" of the denomination, giving spiritual and administrative oversight.
Glenn Burris Jr.
President, The Foursquare Church
President Glenn Burris Jr. graduated from Mount Vernon Bible College in 1976. He served as youth pastor in Concord, N.C., for a year and, in 1977, became a senior pastor in Macon, Ga. He later pastored a Foursquare church in Cornelius, N.C., and has served as a divisional superintendent and a member of the Foursquare cabinet. He currently serves on the Foursquare board of directors, Foursquare Foundation board and the Life Pacific College board of trustees. He also has served as global chair and is currently co-chair of the Foursquare Global Council.
In 1992, Glenn was appointed district supervisor of the Southeast District; in 2002, he was appointed general supervisor of the U.S. national church. In 2009, Glenn began leading The Foursquare Church as interim president for a 13-month term. He was then appointed president by the convention voting body, and began serving a five-year term on Oct. 1, 2010. In May 2014, the Convention voting body ratified him, expressing their will for him to continue to serve as president for a second five-year term, ending August 31, 2020.
Glenn and his wife, Debbie, have two married children, Heidi (married to Dustin) and Joshua (married to Stephanie), and four grandchildren (Avery, Hunter, Luke and Taylor). Glenn is passionate about enfranchising and empowering the global church to finish the Great Commission.
Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Secretary; The Foursquare Church
Adam Davidson serves as The Foursquare Church’s vice president of operations, chief operating officer (COO) and corporate secretary. The COO plays a key leadership role in aligning and orchestrating the efforts of the organization to achieve its vision and mission through effective, efficient and ethical management of the central office operations.
A member of The Foursquare Church since 1975, Adam has served in many leadership roles, including church planter, district administrator, camp director, national church administrator, executive pastor and, most recently, director of operations. Adam has served as a Foursquare minister since 1994, when he completed his bachelor’s degree in business from Ball State University. His background in sales, marketing, business development, finance, human resources and operations management gives him a unique business-minded perspective within The Foursquare Church. He also holds a master’s degree from Life Pacific College.
Adam and his wife, Rose Mary, are the parents of four children, who range in age from 5 to 18. The Davidsons are involved in local church ministry at The Church On The Way Santa Clarita (Santa Clarita Foursquare Church), located just north of Los Angeles, where Rose Mary serves as an assistant pastor.
Vice President of U.S. Operations, General Supervisor; The Foursquare Church
Tammy Dunahoo, general supervisor, has served The Foursquare Church as district supervisor of Arkansas, vice president of Women in Ministry Leadership and director of Foursquare Women International. During her pastoral ministry, she also served as a member of the Church Health team, National Church Council and Foursquare cabinet. In her current role she serves on the Foursquare board of directors, cabinet, numerous committees and the board of trustees of Life Pacific College.
Tammy’s passion is sponsoring the next generation and multiplying healthy leaders and churches throughout the U.S. until there is “a candle in every community.”
Tammy has been married to her best friend and ministry partner, Gary, for more than 35 years. The Dunahoos have enjoyed ministry assignments as lead pastors, church-planters, life and marriage coaches and conference speakers. They have two adult children and one grandson and enjoy life with their family, playing golf and watching sunsets at the beach.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer; The Foursquare Church
Chief Financial Officer Ron Thigpenn has significant experience in the area of finance. He was a CPA for seven years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, spent 10 years as CFO/COO for two financial institutions in the Los Angeles Area, and served nearly five years in the Corporate Finance Department of WellPoint Health Networks. Ron served as the Foursquare Loan Fund Manager for seven years prior to his appointment as CFO in January 2010. Ron graduated from California State University, Northridge, in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting) and a Master of Divinity degree from The King’s College and Seminary in 2004.
Ron is an ordained Foursquare pastor, having served for four years as a senior pastor and for five years as an associate pastor in two local Foursquare churches prior to his current appointment. He is now an associate pastor serving with his wife, Judy, who is the lead pastor at a local Foursquare church. Ron currently serves on the Foursquare board of directors as a member of the Executive Committee, Finance Committee (chairman) and Investment Committee.
Vice President of Global Operations; Director of Foursquare Missions International (FMI)
Ted Vail serves as the director of Foursquare Missions International (FMI). Ted was the FMI area missionary for North America for 15 years. He has also has served as the director of Urban and Multicultural Ministries and as the director for the global arm of Foursquare Disaster Relief. He has been involved in world missions since 1988, when he spent a season in Japan, followed by a number of years in Central Mexico. Ted has served as a senior pastor and regional leader of Hispanic churches in Colorado. He holds a Master of Arts in Global Leadership and a Doctorate of Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Raised in Seattle, Ted came to know Christ as a teenager. He and his wife, fellow missionary Dawn, have three children and are based in Longmont, Colo.