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We Are Foursquare

Sent to Business: Chanda Crutcher

By Rachel Chimits

Chanda Crutcher always had heart for older people, even when she was a child. God took that passion in her adult life and turned it into a successful business that helps senior citizens who are disabled and disregarded. The founding director of American Senior Assistance Programs, Inc. (ASAP) advises potential business owners to “ask God to break your heart for what breaks His, and He will build on that foundation.”


Foursquare News

Two Foursquare Senior Living Centers Now Operating

By Andy Butcher

Foursquare Senior Living now has two residential centers operating in two states: Parkview Living in Los Angeles and The Linden in Portland, Ore. Funded by Foursquare Foundation and overseen by Foursquare Financial Solutions, the developments provide homes for retired ministers in need, and generate income for future Foursquare ministry.


Leadership Profiles

Leadership Doesn’t Retire: Carolyn Nichols

By Ken Walker

When her longtime husband and partner in ministry passed away, Carolyn Nichols could have thrown in the towel. Instead she asked God to use her like never before. Today, in her 80s, she pastors a growing church, trains leaders and mentors young people.


Foursquare Legacy

The Powerful Legacy of a Miracle

By Coleman Phillips

Doctors told Coleman Phillips’ grandmother she had six months to live. But during a service at Angelus Temple, Aimee Semple McPherson spoke a word of healing, and she lived another 50 years, powerfully impacting the future of her family. Coleman later gave his heart to Christ, and served many years as an ordained Foursquare minister.


Foursquare Legacy

My Memories of Music at Angelus Temple

By Johann Biro

As a child, Johann Biro often took center stage at Angelus Temple, singing in Aimee Semple McPherson’s illustrated sermon productions and children’s programs. She sang with the great Audrey Meier as a teen, and nearly became a professional singer when a vocal coach gave her an opportunity to sing at the Hollywood Bowl.


Foursquare Legacy

Working With Sister Aimee

By Emily Plies

Emily Plies, an ordained Foursquare minister, knew from the time she was 5 years old that God wanted her to preach the gospel. At 20, she researched and helped write sermons for Aimee Semple McPherson, and gained valuable insight about ministry in the process. Today, in her 90s, Emily still is a faithful messenger of the gospel.



Generations You Should Know

By The Foursquare Church

In the second installment of our “People You Should Know” series, we span generational divides to bring you 14 unsung heroes of Foursquare. These are men and women under 35 or over 65 who are changing the way we do ministry in the U.S.


Foursquare News

Parkview Living Gives Seniors Purpose Beyond Retirement

By Andy Butcher

As Parkview Living: A Foursquare Senior Living Community prepares for its grand opening this month, residents are looking forward to be a place where they can thrive and discover new ministry opportunities. The newly-built 75-unit complex overlooks Echo Park across the street from historic Angelus Temple.


Central Office Updates

Parkview Living: A Foursquare Senior Living Community

By Glenn C. Burris Jr.

Funded by Foursquare Foundation Investments, Parkview Living: A Foursquare Senior Living Community, will provide a significant benefit not only to our Foursquare family, but also to the city of Los Angeles. Located in Echo Park, right across from Angelus Temple, the center will house independent seniors age 62 and older.


Leadership Profiles

A Lifetime of Loving People: David and Joyce Wing

By Bill Shepson

David and Joyce Wing have served Dover Foursquare Church in Dover, Ohio—a small town of 12,000 people in the shadow of Amish country—for 42 years. Loving people well is what this church is all about. They are known as a place where the people show friendliness and love, serve the community and give freely.

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