The Foursquare Church was founded in 1923 when Aimee Semple McPherson opened the doors to Angelus Temple, a church still meeting today in Los Angeles. Since that time the Foursquare Gospel has spread throughout the world—we are now 50,000 churches strong! These churches come in all shapes and sizes, from large arenas that hold thousands to small simple churches (house churches) that meet in living rooms.
“Foursquare” is a Biblical term used of the tabernacle in the Book of Exodus, of the Temple of the Lord in Ezekiel 40:47, and of Heaven, as described in the book of the Revelation. It represents that which is equally balanced on all sides, established and enduring. Such confidence in the power of the Gospel is also expressed by the verse, Hebrews 13:8, displayed in Foursquare churches proclaiming, “Jesus Christ the Same, Yesterday and Today and Forever.”
Big or small, traditional or out of the box, one thing is the same though—The Foursquare body of believers’ call is to preach Jesus Christ, God’s Son, as the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer and Coming King. Our assignment is to develop healthy, growing churches. Our commitment is to plant national churches around the world led by loving servants of Jesus Christ. Churches developed in this manner will reproduce again and again. This makes possible the spread of the gospel to those who have not heard or accepted the message of God’s Son.
For more information on the history of The Foursquare Church, visit www.foursquare.org.