International Church of the Foursquare Gospel

International Church of the Foursquare Gospel

1910 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 200
P.O. Box 26902
Los Angeles, CA 90026-0176
United States

Attesting Officer
Dr. Ronald D. Williams
Special Counsel Office of the President


Media Contact
Editor, Dr. Ron Williams

34.0773897, -118.2613418


Founded by Aimee Semple McPherson in 1927, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel proclaims the message of Jesus Christ the Savior, Healer, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and Soon-coming King. Headquartered in Los Angeles, this evangelistic missionary body of believers consists of nearly 1,900 churches in the United States and Canada. The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel is incorporated in the state of California and governed by a Board of Directors who direct its corporate affairs. A Foursquare Cabinet, consisting of the Corporate Officers, Board of Directors and District Supervisors of the various districts of the Foursquare Church in the United States and other elected or appointed members, serves in an advisory capacity to the President and the Board of Directors. Each local Foursquare Church is a subordinate unit of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. The pastor of the church is appointed by the Board of Directors and is responsible for the spiritual and physical welfare of the church. To assist and advise the pastor, a church council is elected by the local church members. Foursquare churches seek to build strong believers through Christian education, Christian day schools, youth camping and ministry, Foursquare Women International who support and encourage Foursquare missionaries abroad, local radio and television ministries, the Foursquare World ADVANCE Magazine and over 550 Bible colleges worldwide. Worldwide missions remains the focus of the Foursquare Gospel Church with 38,217 churches and meeting places, 49,287 national pastors, leaders and 4,113,981 members with a combined constituency nearing 5 million in over 140 countries of the world. The Church is affiliated with the Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America, the National Association of Evangelicals and the Pentecostal World Conference.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2006
255,773
0
98,222
353,995
1,875
2003
251,614
310,000
75,000
326,614
1,888
2001
269,349
260,000
50,000
319,349
1,834
1999
233,412
250,000
20,000
253,412
1,836
1998
238,065
0
0
238,065
1,851
1996
229,643
0
0
229,643
1,773
1995
224,542
0
2,765
227,307
1,742
1994
218,534
0
4,124
222,658
1,710
1993
213,914
0
3,601
217,515
1,638
1992
203,043
0
4,412
207,455
1,558
1991
203,218
0
4,932
208,150
1,516
1990
194,880
0
4,505
199,385
1,451
1989
197,881
0
5,179
203,060
1,404
1988
193,619
0
5,096
198,715
1,363
1987
187,277
0
5,050
192,327
1,290
1986
181,470
0
4,743
186,213
1,250
1985
110,447
0
67,340
177,787
1,185
1984
107,484
0
64,444
171,928
1,113
1983
164,688
0
0
164,688
113
1963
0
0
0
89,215
714
1962
0
0
0
89,562
727
1961
0
0
0
84,741
726
1960
0
0
0
82,624
721
1958
0
0
0
79,012
697
1957
0
0
0
112,706
679
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2006
6,738
748
1,000
8,486
2003
5,506
748
1,000
7,254
2001
5,844
2,400
0
8,244
1999
4,802
2,400
0
7,202
1998
4,900
2,400
0
7,300
1996
2,322
0
0
2,869
1995
0
0
0
3,707
1994
0
0
0
2,669
1993
0
0
0
2,537
1992
0
0
0
2,403
1991
0
0
0
2,516
1990
0
0
0
4,505
1989
0
0
0
5,179
1988
0
0
0
5,076
1987
0
0
0
5,050
1986
1,264
0
0
3,482
1985
1,264
0
0
3,482
1984
1,700
0
0
3,242
1983
0
0
0
4,707
1963
741
0
0
2,690
1962
727
0
0
2,646
1961
726
0
0
2,603
1960
721
0
0
2,586
1958
697
0
0
1,279
1957
679
0
0
1,239
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2006
1,450
1,000
60,000
61,000
2003
1,450
1,000
60,000
61,000
2001
0
0
50,000
50,000
1996
0
0
0
30,994
1995
0
0
0
28,641
1994
0
0
0
57,680
1993
1,105
0
0
41,398
1992
1,144
0
0
42,459
1991
1,043
0
0
37,595
1990
1,017
0
0
0
1989
983
0
0
41,974
1988
1,014
0
0
46,624
1987
988
0
0
45,227
1986
959
0
0
42,694
1985
814
0
0
64,201
1984
0
0
0
65,353
1962
736
5,791
65,107
70,898
1961
753
10,016
61,529
71,545
1960
749
8,093
59,816
67,909
1958
723
6,948
60,642
67,590
1957
704
5,025
60,655
65,680
1956
665
5,025
59,784
64,809
1955
638
5,025
57,542
62,567
1954
619
5,025
57,710
62,735
1953
578
5,025
60,724
65,749
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2003
$43,863,051
$534,000,000
$490,000,000
2001
$36,431,893
$585,000,000
$549,000,000
1999
$12,500,000
$508,000,000
$0
1998
$0
$265,000,000
$0
1959
$0
$6,115,473
$0
1958
$0
$6,083,426
$0
1957
$0
$5,486,252
$0
1956
$907,194
$4,856,813
$3,949,619
1955
$867,155
$4,679,696
$3,812,541
1954
$810,926
$4,353,579
$3,542,653
1953
$573,464
$3,953,949
$3,380,485
1952
$509,930
$3,527,546
$3,017,616
1951
$470,629
$3,004,361
$2,533,732
1950
$0
$2,947,142
$0