Where it Started
The Foursquare Church, officially the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, was founded in Los Angeles, Calif., by Aimee Semple McPherson in 1923. Upon opening the doors of Angelus Temple in Los Angeles in 1923, Aimee Semple McPherson developed an extensive social ministry, feeding more than 1.5 million people during the Great Depression. Today, there are tens of thousands of Foursquare churches and meeting places across the globe.
Who we are
What makes Foursquare different?
Being a global church that spans hundreds of cultures requires flexibility in style and approach. But every Foursquare church worldwide agrees on six foundational principles: kingdom partnerships, sound doctrine, empowering leadership, family relationships, Spirit empowerment, and shared mission. These are called our Global Distinctives. It’s what makes us, us.