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The Healing Power of Prayer and Community: Anthony Hernandez

By Anthony Hernandez

Anthony Hernandez, a church member of Faith Center (Eureka Foursquare Church) in Eureka, Calif., recalls how a pastor invited him to share his very personal story of addiction and recovery. Scared at first, he soon discovered new freedom and a way to encourage others in the healing environment of prayer and community.

 
 

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Former Refugee Now Foursquare Pastor in U.S.

By Habil Biswa

Habil Biswa knows what it’s like to be a refugee—he lived as one for 17 years. His story helps us understand the plight refugees face but also offers hope. Today, Habil is a Foursquare pastor in Denver, and he has a passion to reach the next generation for Christ.

 
 

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Playing a Different Tune: Caleb Quaye

By Caleb Quaye

Caleb Quaye was rock and roll royalty. As a teen, he met Elton John and played in his groundbreaking band Bluesology. But it wasn’t until he came to Christ that he found his true calling. Today, as an ordained Foursquare minister, he serves as worship elder at The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, Calif. And he has a lot to say about how the church can better reach musicians.

 
 

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Cooking Up Hope and Jobs for the Homeless: Brett Swayn

By Brett Swayn

Brett Swayn moved to the U.S. from Australia to pursue a career in music, and he achieved some success. But he ended up losing everything, even becoming homeless. Now a sous chef at The Cookery, he provides culinary arts training to help people experiencing homelessness get off the streets.

 
 

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Rescued From Gang Life: Agustin Torres

By Agustin Torres

Agustin Torres was thrust into gang life as a fourth grader, desperate for belonging and a means to provide for his struggling family that was absent a stable father figure. He was angry and without hope. But because of the Salem Dream Center in Salem, Ore., Agustin’s life is the polar opposite of what it once was.

 
 

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Central Office Staff You Should Know

By Ken Walker

In this installment of our “People You Should Know” series, we meet eight members of the Foursquare family who faithfully serve pastors and churches across the nation, and even around the world, from their desks in our central office in Los Angeles. Whether it’s helping churches with legal issues, property transactions or even historical research, they enjoy providing crucial support to leaders on the field.

 
 

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Serving God With Purpose: Marcus McCloud

By Marcus McCloud

In 2008, Marcus McCloud was facing homelessness and had no idea what he was going to do. When his sister took him in and invited him to her Foursquare church, a new journey began for Marcus. He found joy in his relationship with Christ, met the woman who would become his wife, and discovered purpose in serving others.

 
 

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From Runaway to Worship Leader: Jesús Canet Peña

By Jesús Canet Peña

As early as age 4, Jesús Canet Peña tried running away multiple times to escape his rough neighborhood and mother’s alcoholism. Today, the 28-year-old Cuban national is a worship leader and songwriter at Managua Foursquare Church. He candidly shares his history of delinquency and homelessness—and how encountering Christian love and the power of Jesus Christ changed his life.

 
 

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Hispanic Leaders You Should Know

By Andy Butcher

In this installment of our “People You Should Know” series, we profile a dynamic group of Hispanic ministers in Foursquare who exemplify effective ministry leadership. With a vision to reach out beyond church walls and into their communities, these leaders are seeing many come to Christ and regularly planting new churches.

 
 

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Chasing My Olympic Dream: Josh Prenot

By Josh Prenot

Josh Prenot from Lompoc Foursquare Church in Lompoc, Calif., competed in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming this past summer, breaking a record in his age group. Even though he didn’t make the 2012 Olympic team, it was still a dream come true, and he’s striving toward becoming an Olympian in 2016. The support of his church, he says, has been invaluable.

 
 
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