What is Foursquare?

A Foursquare Church
In association with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, we are “foursquare”.  In the full meaning of the word, “foursquare” stands for forthright, solidly and boldly presenting a firm stand.  This is a term used throughout scripture to describe balance and stability.  Our firm and balanced stand pertains to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ our Savior
 [John 3:16; Acts 4:12]
Jesus Christ our Baptizer [
Mark 1:8; Acts 2:4]
Jesus Christ our Healer
 [Hebrews 13:8; James 5:14-15]
Jesus Christ our Soon Coming King
 [John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17]

 

The term “Foursquare Gospel” came about during an intense revival in the city of Oakland, California in July 1922.  As thousands had gathered to hear the gospel, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson described a vision God had given her, taken from Ezekiel’s vision in the book of Ezekiel, chapter one.

Ezekiel saw the revelation of a totally powerful God.  He saw four faces – those of a man, a lion, an ox and an eagle.  To Aimee, those four faces were like the four phases of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  In the face of the man, she saw Jesus our Savior, the “man of sorrows” [Isaiah 53:3].  In the face of the lion, she saw Jesus the mighty Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and fire.  In the face of the ox, she saw Jesus the great Burden-bearer, who took our infirmities and carried our sickness.  In the face of the eagle, she saw the Coming King – Jesus the Bridegroom, who is returning in power for His bride, the Church.  It was a perfect , complete gospel for the body, soul, spirit and eternity.  It was a gospel that faces squarely in every direction: thus, the name Foursquare.

We are an interdenominational movement with over 40,000 churches worldwide.  We believe in the full gospel as presented in the Bible. Our services reflect the father heart of God with Worship unto Him, interaction with our children, dramatic illustration and a relevant message from our pastor.