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God Prepares Us for Serving Where He Leads Us

By Sylvia Erickson

Sylvia Erickson grew up in a little house on the prairie—not knowing at the time that it would eventually lead to a lifetime of fruitful pastoral ministry service. She and her husband, Kenneth, faithfully pastored Decatur Foursquare Church in Illinois for many years, and Sylvia found herself serving as senior pastor twice.

 
 

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A Lifetime of Stepping Out in Faith

By Vonitta Gurney-Boylan

For almost 40 years, FMI Missionary Vonitta Gurney-Boylan gave her life to the people of Honduras, Ecuador and Argentina. One of the highlights of her ministry was the night the Holy Spirit told her she should preach in Spanish even though she hardly knew language.

 
 

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A Lifetime of Making Disciples: Bill Pritchett

By Bill Pritchett

Bill Pritchett has faithfully served the Lord and The Foursquare Church for decades, both as a minister in the U.S. and as a missionary abroad. Now 99, he reflects on the lessons he learned from Aimee Semple McPherson, and what it means to disciple others.

 
 

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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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How Sister McPherson’s Radio Sermons Touched My Family

By Jim Ritch

The next best thing to attending service each Sunday at Angelus Temple was to listen to Aimee Semple McPherson when she preached on the radio, shares retired Foursquare Pastor Jim Ritch. He tells how the radio broadcasts from Angelus Temple encouraged his family, especially his mother, during tough times.

 
 

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Serving the Lord at Angelus Temple

By Elinore Sabin

Longtime Angelus Temple member Elinore Sabin came to Christ after hearing a message by Aimee Semple McPherson, and found her passion serving the Lord by volunteering for many years. She served for two hours every day for one full year in the church’s Prayer Tower, and enjoyed working as an usher for more than two decades.

 
 

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Why I Want to Bring My Church Under Foursquare

By Rachel Chimits

Bruce Grecco, a Foursquare-ordained minister of a nondenominational church in San Diego, Calif., shares why he connected his congregation with the Foursquare family, and why he wants to stay connected.

 
 

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Giving Up Independence to Join Foursquare: Patricio and Rosa Serrano

By Melisa Prieto

Why did Patricio and Rosa Serrano bring their independent congregation under Foursquare? It had a lot to do with feeling welcomed by those in the Foursquare family and receiving training from the Gateway District, as the couple shares in this interview.

 
 

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Walking in the Power of God’s Healing

By Myron Corser

When Myron Corser was a child, his heart suddenly stopped beating. But after the prayer of an elder from Angelus Temple, he was miraculously healed. As a young man he attended L.I.F.E. Bible College, and became a Foursquare pastor who would go on to minister God’s healing touch to many others throughout five decades of ministry service.

 
 

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A Five-Generation Foursquare Heritage

By Robert Rufener Sr.

Ordained Foursquare Minister Robert Rufener Sr. recalls a lifetime of Foursquare service that began when his parents rode a streetcar in Los Angeles to attend services at Angelus Temple and hear Aimee Semple McPherson preach. Five generations of the Rufener family, he says, have served the Lord in Foursquare ministry.

 
 
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