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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

Building a Global Family in a Small Town

By Rachel Chimits

It may be located in a small town, but the preschool that Foursquare Pastors Joni and Louie Locke started in 2006 is reaching families from 10 different nations. “It’s all about wanting to see children and their families know God, and know that they can hear His voice,” says Joni.



Gone to Be With the Lord Report (2017)

By Foursquare

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



Helping College Students Find Christ: Larry DeWerd

By Larry DeWerd

Larry DeWerd is a Foursquare credentialed minister who has been highly honored in the field of medical physics. As a professor, he has mentored countless students and helped them find Jesus Christ. He shares insight on how to reach people outside church walls who are searching for truth.



Foursquare’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts Are Changing Lives

By Andy Butcher

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Foursquare’s multifaceted and ongoing relief efforts are making a difference in Texas communities. Many people are coming to Christ, and receiving much-needed aid and support, thanks to Foursquare churches, members and volunteers who have put their own needs aside to help others.


North Pacific

A Pastor’s Struggle With Painkiller Addiction

By Andy Butcher

Ron Swor, senior pastor of New Life (Canby Foursquare Church) in Canby, Ore., was pastoring his thriving church while secretly nursing an addiction to painkillers—which almost killed his ministry and family life. He candidly shares how he found freedom, and helps others do the same.


Northeast Atlantic

Foursquare Sees Opportunities for Ministry After Hurricane Irma

By Andy Butcher

Though many communities in the Sunshine State were spared Hurricane Irma’s wrath, the storm still caused massive upheaval with far-reaching impacts. Foursquare churches in Florida, in partnership with Foursquare Disaster Relief, have already entered the fray to offer help and hope.



Harvard Learning Meets Spirit-Filled Living

By Ana Maria Schlecht

Some believers are leery of educational pursuits, thinking such endeavors will hamper the work of the Holy Spirit. But learning can actually help us reach more people as God directs our steps, notes Foursquare Pastor Ana Maria Schlecht as she discusses the balance between our hearts and our minds.


Pacific Southwest

How a Thanksgiving Outreach Can Touch Lives Around the World

By Elana Kaimimoku

By hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for international students living in their area, The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church) in Southern California discovered a great way to make connections with young adults and help them find Christ—and then take Him back home to their own nations.


Southern California

No One Harmed in Fire at The Church On The Way Prayer Chapel

By Andy Butcher

Monday evening’s blaze at the Prayer Chapel of The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, Calif., caused significant damage to the roof, the interior of the main floor and the attic. No one was in the building at the time, nor were there any injuries, and Pastor Jack Hayford’s basement office escaped damage.



Foursquare Churches in Puerto Rico Need Prayer and Support

By Andy Butcher

As the island struggles to recover following Hurricane Maria, Foursquare churches in Puerto Rico are reaching out to their neighbors, even as they need help themselves. Prayer support and funds are crucial at this time, as Foursquare Disaster Relief works with leaders there to address long-term solutions.


Hispano del Suroeste

Gone to Be With the Lord Report (2017)

By Foursquare

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