Complete Profile & Latest Information About Foursquare Gospel Church
The Foursquare Church, officially named the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG), is a Pentecostal denomination that has been around for nearly 100 years. The church has over 2000 churches and auditoriums across the US. It resulted from the dynamic evangelistic ministry of Aimee Semple McPherson, who opened the historic Angelus Temple on January 1, 1923.
Foursquare Gospel Church headquarters in Nigeria is at 62/66 Akinwunmi Street Yaba, Lagos State.
HISTORY OF THE FOUR SQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH
As a denomination, The Foursquare Church has a unique history that stems from missions and evangelism. It began as a powerful evangelistic movement and spread throughout the nations to become the global family it is today.
Following the opening of Angelus Temple, our founder did not take time to rest on her laurels. The first “branch” church from Angelus Temple had its beginnings in Oct. 1923 in Long Beach, Calif.
Other Los Angeles-area church plants rapidly ensued in Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Santa Ana; all four churches are still open today. As time passed, Foursquare branched out to the rest of the United States; we now have churches in most of the 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.
The launch into foreign ministry fields also began in the 1920s. In 1927 Sister McPherson commissioned Vincente and Teodora DeFante as missionaries to the Philippines. Foursquare is still alive and well in the Philippines, which has a very strong national church presence.
A former missionary herself, our founder’s desire to go around the world with the Foursquare Gospel led to The Foursquare Church’s being known as a missionary movement. At this time we have approximately 100 missionary units deployed throughout the world. From our earliest days, foreign missions was a primary emphasis—and remains so today.
The Foursquare Church, officially named the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, is a Pentecostal denomination that resulted from the dynamic evangelistic ministry of Aimee Semple McPherson, who opened the historic Angelus Temple on Jan. 1, 1923.
In Nigeria, the Church started in October 1955 through the endeavours of a missionary couple; Rev and Mrs. Harold Curtis from USA. The registered headquarters in Nigeria is at 62/66 Akinwunmi Street Yaba, Lagos State.
- FOUNDING DAY: Foursquare Gospel Church was founded in 1923 but came to Nigeria in 1955
- NUMBER OF MEMBERS: ICFG has over 8.8 million members 67,500 churches across more than 150 nations.
- HEADQUARTERS: The headquarters in Nigeria is at 62/66 Akinwunmi Street Yaba, Lagos State.
- BRANCHES: The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria currently has about 4032 churches spread over 154 districts and 824 zones as at September 2018.
- FOUNDER: the founder of the church is Aimee Semple McPherson
- CURRENT LEADER: Rev Sam Aboyeji is the General overseer in Nigeria
Foursquare Gospel Church Programme / Events Calendar
- Sunday Service
- Ministers Conference and Trainning
- 21 Days Prayer & Fasting (January)
- Foursquare Connection
- Now Young Adult Conference
- Foursquare Leadership + Education Forum
- Annual Convention
MORE ABOUT THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH
Foursquare Gospel Church is a Pentecostal denomination that have a few belief in the following :
- The holy scriptures,
- The eternal Godhead,
- The plan of salvation,
- Salvation through grace,
- Repentance and acceptance,
- The new birth,
- Daily christian living,
- Baptism & the lord’s supper,
- Baptism with the holy spirit,
- Baptism with the holy spirit,
- The gifts and fruit of the spirit, Moderation,
- Divine healing,
- The second coming of Christ,
- Church relationship,
- Civil Government,
- The final judgement,
- Tithes and Offerings.
MEANING OF FOURSQUARE
According to the church’s website, the name reflects the unchanging ministry of Jesus Christ and our mission to declare it worldwide. The four squares of our logo represent the four scriptural roles of Jesus as;
- Baptizer with the Holy Spirit,
- Healer and
- Soon-Coming King.
FOURSQUARE FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES
Being a global church that resonates with hundreds of cultures requires flexibility in style and approach. But every Foursquare church around the world agrees on six foundational principles which are:
- kingdom partnerships,
- sound doctrine,
- empowering leadership,
- family relationships,
- Spirit empowerment and
- shared mission.
These are called our Global Distinctives. It’s what makes us, unique.
We are a Great Commission movement transforming communities through the multiplication of disciples, leaders, churches and movements.
FOURSQUARE EDUCATIONAL PLATFORMS
Whether you want to work toward a master’s degree, need an internship, or are looking for a solid, Christ-centered undergraduate program, you can reach your next level of education with Foursquare.
- Life Pacific Univeristy
- Emerging leader network
- Certified Institute
Affiliate Institutes includes;
- New Hope Christian College
- The King’s University
- Pacific Life Bible College
- Pacific Rim Christian University