About Our Denomination
The Foursquare Church--officially the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel--was founded in Los Angeles, California, by Aimee Semple McPherson in 1923. Amid the revival days of the early 1900's, this fellowship of believers was born, determined to proclaim the solid scriptural core of Pentecostal renewal, avoiding the extremes of fanaticism on one hand and materialism on the other.
God, in His grace, has allowed the church to grow from the one local fellowship to more than 2000 churches in the United States and Canada. Today, the number of members and adherents in the Foursquare Church worldwide now stands at 4,078,832 worshiping in 37,818 churches and meeting places in 142 countries. At the end of the reporting year, there were 52,193 Foursquare ministers and workers. These numbers are fast increasing.
We have no desire to compete or compare. We rejoice for every body of believers which lifts the blood-stained banner of Jesus Christ. The Foursquare Church is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and as a Pentecostal Church is affiliated with the Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) and the Pentecostal World Conference.
The term "Foursquare" stands for the four-fold ministry of Jesus Christ as the Savior (Romans 10:9), Baptizer with the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:16), Healer ( 1 Peter 2:24) and coming King (Acts 1:11).
Visit ICFG's Web Site at www.foursquare.org where you can find:
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Our statement of beliefs
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