Retired Ministers. Embracing our vibrant ForeRunners.



ForeRunners are credentialed ministers in good standing who have retirement status. These vibrant individuals and their spouses, currently more than 2,000 of them, have unique life experiences and strengths that enable them to continue to contribute to the kingdom. Though many of our ForeRunners are no longer engaged in formal ministry, they still are actively influencing the lives of others. 

We are very grateful for the legacy of the mothers and fathers of our Foursquare family who paved the way into many of the communities and countries where Foursquare still exists today. In fact, many of our ForeRunners continue serving their local Foursquare churches in various capacities—as assisting pastors, counselors, chaplains, mentors or coaches, international missionary support, and in various other positions. These sage individuals provide a resource community that assists our district supervisors and local churches in passing the baton of ministry and leadership to a new generation.

“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing.”—Psalm 92:12-14 (NKJV)

Connecting our ForeRunners

The ForeRunners ministry was transferred to the district offices with the intent of expanding its focus and involving more ForeRunners in its leadership. Each district  has a ForeRunner point person who is responsible for connecting with ForeRunners, building teams for care, and partnering with the district office to see that this rich gift is used in various points of district and local ministry. ForeRunners participate by serving in district camps and conferences, transitional pastor appointments, mentoring young leaders and more.

More About ForeRunners

Read how the ForeRunners are making a difference by supporting each other, the local church and the next generation.

ForeRunners: A Ministry of Presence
ForeRunners: Building NextGen Relationships

Contact Us

If you are a ForeRunner and would like to update your mailing address or other contact information, or if you have any questions about ForeRunners, please contact your district office. If you need assistance with credential renewals, service awards or illness and death notifications, or any other areas see the contact information listed below.

Credentials and Renewals
888.635.4234, ext. 4289

Service Awards (25, 50 and 60 year)
888.635.4234, ext. 4371

Estate Planning

Heritage Center

Resources and Media

Church Directory and Annual Report Copies

Illness and Death notifications
888.635.4234, ext. 4380

Ministerial Benevolent Fund
Contact your district office