2014 Annual Report


Executive Summary

Wow! What a year! Change can be surprising, causing certain apprehensions, and sometimes, when unchecked, cause us to face the future fearfully. There is a proof of the existence of God most notably articulated by C. S. Lewis that is called "surprised by the passage of time." This proof, includes the sense of amazement at how fast children grow, or getting a graduation notice from a child you remember dedicating. We say, "Wow--time sure goes by quickly!" We can become sad, melancholy, or nostalgic when we realize that “time” cannot be stopped. But Lewis stated that our surprise by this “passage of time” and our chagrin at being unable to control it may just indicate that we were never meant to be bound by it. It is possible that we find the decay of the human experience from conception to death so mysterious and appalling because we were not made for time, but for eternity.

To those who don't know the Lord, this is a terrifying thought. However, those who are being saved can rejoice that the fulfillment to our “surprise” is proof that we have a Savior, Healer, and Baptizer who is, indeed, coming soon. He came to restore us to that which was originally intended — eternal life unbound by time.

Change is happening at the Foursquare Foundation. We are joyfully surprised and amazed at how the Lord continues to reveal His will to our Foursquare family. Our urgency to seek first the Kingdom of God remains paramount in all our endeavors. We pursue relationship before process, people over planning, and the will of the Lord over all. Our response to change is not fear, or looking backward, but purpose and destiny looking ahead.

The Foursquare Foundation has two primary responsibilities: 1. to allocate resources according to its purpose, mission, and vision; and 2. to steward its entrusted assets to grow into the future. The Foundation board and staff rejoice in the grace of God over every penny earned as our corpus grew from a 2013 year end value of $189M, to just over $194M in 2014. This also represents the continual growth of the corpus from $139M in 2009 (after one of the largest economic downturns in global history) to where we are today, while sowing over $70M into the Kingdom. Praise the Lord! We thank our ICFG and FF Investment Committee for its tireless efforts in the area of stewardship of all our resources. We thank our CFO, Ron Thigpenn, for his wisdom and dedication to help the Foundation plan well for the future. We thank our Foursquare President, Glenn Burris, for his commitment to our church finding and establishing its future in Christ alone. We thank our Foursquare Foundation board chairman, Burt Smith, for his constant availability and selfless giving of time and energy to continue to disciple us. We also rejoice in the fruit of our new allocations. While we made grants to individuals all over the world in the first part of 2014 (a grant process that has now fully concluded), we also launched our new allocation model discussed at 2014 Connection in Dallas. Plans continue to develop for the following projects: reaching new Global Cities in the U.S., accelerating the work of the Foursquare Global Council, replacing a portion of the "tithe on the tithe" to FMI so their global operations will continue to focus our attention on the lost of this world, Foursquare Senior Living subsidies, and significant investment into Foursquare education and training.

This report reflects the work of many leaders globally and domestically. It is impossible to express in one document what God is doing among us. We are humbled at the extent of His arm around the world through The Foursquare Church. We pray you are inspired and surprised as you read by the eternal work we were meant to do!

Until our King comes again,

Joseph Wainer
Interim CEO, Foursquare Foundation

Project Highlights

Ho’onui - Increase

Camp Agape is an amazing ministry to children and youth of incarcerated parents. Its fruit and influence extend far beyond the week of camp. Camp Agape began on the island of Oahu...

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Global Cities Strategy | Detroit

In October of 2012, Foursquare leaders (including district supervisors, missional coordinators and other key influencers in church multiplication) came together in Long Beach, California ...

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E.O.R. (Evangelism, Outreach, Restoration)

Led by Rene Charest in USA

Community Outreach Evangelism

Led by Norma Perez-Morin in USA

Encounter School of Ministry

Led by Craig Lawrence in USA

Oshkosh Outreach

Led by Lucas Telford in USA

Assessing Church Leadership Wholeness

Led by Marty Webb in USA

StreetLight Outreach & Discipleship

Led by Karen Yuschak in USA

NWD Church Planters Leaders Training

Led by David Veach in USA

Emerging Leader Evangelism & Discipleship

Led by Jeff Nelson in USA

Families Acquiring Mentorship & Empowerment

Led by Rick Tirado, Jr. in USA

Springs Church Quad Discipleship Project

Led by Mark Leuning in USA

Heartland Food Pantry

Led by Ruth Estill in USA

Maraa Fadela TV Program

Led by Yvette Isaac in Egypt

School of Tyrannus Discipleship

Led by Ed Silvoso in Global

Sekute Living Water Project

Led by Phil Smethurst in Zambia

New Life Center SOM East Africa Campus

Led by John Watson in Tanzania

Medical Evangelism, Church Planting

Led by Mari Hanes in Uganda

Southern Africa Regional Leadership Development

Led by Xavier Adriaanse in South Africa

Street Boys for Christ Kinshasa

Led by Constant Onasaka in Congo

Leadership Development

Led by Christopher Ahenkorah in Ghana

Southern Hausa Communities Evangelism Project

Led by David Oluwashina in Nigeria

Leader Mobilization & Church Planting

Led by Mitko Dimitrov in Balkans

Middle East Good News Invasion

Led by Elias Malki in Middle East

Freedom for Belgium Church

Led by Jan De Jong in Belgium

Ministering to Children

Led by Sandra Freitas in Brazil

Bringing Children to Jesus

Led by Soraya Diaz in Columbia


Led by Juan Muzquiz in Mexico

Equipping Victorious Leaders

Led by Enrique Villalba in Venezuela

Saving Teenagers of Daejeon City Feeling Lost

Led by Kwang-Jin Jang in South Korea

Brother's Keeper 2

Led by Pastor George in India

Myanmar Nationwide Leadership Training

Led by National Leader in Myanmar

Holy Night: Light for Cemetery Prostitutes

Led by Pastor Mike in Indonesia

Extending Grace: Ministry to Montrose

Led by Karl Leuthauser in USA

Greater Los Angeles Children's VBS Outreach

Led by Carissa Hawksworth in USA

Hands Across the City

Led by Joseph Sutton in USA

Impact Generation at Miracle Manor

Led by Jarrod Dugger in USA

Urban LEAD

Led by Susan Spousta in USA

International Community Outreach

Led by Olu Oluwa-Tofehinit in USA

Harbor Church Center Road Trip Outreach

Led by Gino Grunberg in USA

Evangelizing Youth in Group Homes / Foster Care

Led by Rosalinda Vint in USA

Women in Ministry Leadership Project

Led by Marion Ingegneri in USA

New Life Multi-Cultural Extension Project

Led by Rene Dimaond in USA

34 Pantry

Led by Russell Marsh in USA

Love Without Limits

Led by Nick Vujicic in USA

Oasis of Hollywood

Led by Judy Radachy in USA

Great Awakening Soul S. Stations

Led by R.H. Browne in Multiple Countries

Joshua Project

Led by El Clark in Kenya

Operation Depopulate Hell & Populate Heaven

Led by Henry Sewanyana in Uganda

Coastlands Community Leadership Development

Led by Xavier Adriaanse in South Africa

Jesus Foot Prints Project

Led by Cecile Saba in Togo

Church Planting

Led by Oyemosu Olaoluwa in Nigeria

Middle East Child Medical Evangelism

Led by Area Missionary in Mali

M.E. Medical & Evangelism Outreach

Led by Area Missionary in Niger

National Youth Leader Development

Led by James Scott in Bulgeria

New Life Disabled Rehab Clinic

Led by Chris Dakas in Albania

Purpose Cafe

Led by Maria Mercedes Cadena in Columbia

Good News in the Air

Led by Oscar Quintero in Columbia

Trained to Multiply

Led by Sidney Da Silva in Uruguay

Scouting the City for the Gospel

Led by Pedro Martinez in Venezuela

Soul Care & Coaching for Regional Leaders

Led by Area Missionary in Multiple Countries

Reaching Laos 2

Led by Pastor S in Laos

Pacific Melanesian-Polynesian Leadership Training

Led by Area Missionary in Multiple Countries


The Foursquare Foundation has committed its next season of ministry partnership to The Foursquare Church's Reimagine efforts.

Included is a continued commitment to Foursquare education through the Paul and Marilee Risser Endowment for Pastoral Leadership Fund and the Foursquare Church Education Commission; partnership with FMI and the Foursquare Global Council for the catylization of international work; honoring past ministry efforts by supporting retirees through our Foursquare Senior Living projects; and reaching the urban core through a five-year commitment to the Global Cities Strategy.

Three specific allocations were identified by the Foundation board in partnership with the Foursquare mission during 2014:

Global Cities Strategy


By 2025, two out of every three people in the world will be found in cities. Foursquare’s Global Cities Strategy has launched...

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Global Council


The Foursquare Global Council is an eldering community of believers who are committed to give of themselves for the sake of...

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Risser Endowment


The Paul and Marilee Risser Endowment for Pastoral Leadership Fund was established in June 2009 to encourage the development...

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Foursquare Senior Living


The Foursquare Foundation has invested part of its portfolio in to the development and ownership of two income-generating real estate projects: Parkview Living in Echo Park, California (pictured above), and The Linden in Portland, Oregon (pictured below). Each project is designed to produce income as an investment in order to grow the Foundation portfolio, and to provide rent subsidies to retired Foursquare ministers in need. We are honored to serve The Foursquare Church in this way and look forward to increasing the number of subsidies available annually. Currently, seven Foursquare retirees are being honored and cared for through the proceeds of these real estate investments.


By the Numbers

Investment Summary



Grant Summary


Allocations Summary


Total Awarded: $3,117,675

The Past 10 Years

Over the past 10 years, the Foursquare Foundation has been blessed and humbled to partner with over 1,000 ministry projects around the world. We want to say thank you for the opportunity to support the evangelism and discipleship efforts for many fruitful leaders and teams that have given everything for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. We look forward to continuing to celebrate the fruit that will grow toward eternity!


Grant Funds Awarded


Decisions for Christ


Water Baptisms


Holy Spirit Baptisms


New Churches


Small Groups


Leaders Trained


Countries Impacted


Projects Funded

Board Members

Bill Kieselhorst

Bill and Kathy Kieselhorst have served in pastoral and missions ministries for 30 years.

Bill was senior pastor of Ellensburg, WA Foursquare Church from 1982-87. He served as missionary advisor to West Africa for Foursquare Missions International from 1987-1992, resident in Nigeria. He worked in leadership development for church planting and multiplication in five nations. From 1992-2000, Bill worked as a district missions representative in the Pacific Northwest and served on the Foursquare Missions Council.

Bill and Kathy returned to Africa in 2000 to serve as Africa regional coordinator for Foursquare Missions International in Johannesburg, overseeing leadership development and strategic church multiplication in 32 African nations.

They returned home from South Africa in 2003 to continue teaching and mentoring missionaries in local churches. Bill served as training consultant with Bethany International’s GO 100 Project, developing indigenous schools of mission in Africa with an international consultation team.

Bill currently serves as the North Pacific District Mission’s representative where he continues to consult with local churches developing missionaries and missions outreaches locally and globally. Bill is a teacher, mentor, and coach for crosscultural ministry. Bill is a graduate of the Fuller Seminary School of World Mission. Bill and Kathy live in Portland, OR, and are members of East Hill Church. They have four grown children and three grandchildren.

Burt Smith

Burt Smith is chairman of the Foursquare Foundation board. Burt and his wife, Jan, have been in the ministry for more than 30 years. They served as senior pastors of Church of Living Water in Olympia, Washington, since June of 1991.

The Smiths also pioneered and pastored Little Country Church in Redding, CA, which grew from seven families to 5,900 members over a period of 13 years. The church also built a Christian day school and high school.

Burt served as a divisional superintendent, later as the supervisor of the Evergreen District of Foursquare Churches. Currently he is a member of the Foursquare cabinet and board of directors.

Burt is a true father in the faith. He is esteemed for his availability to pastors and emerging leaders by encouraging and challenging them to achieve the high destiny that God has for each one. Burt’s practical understanding of the Word, together with his sincerity and authenticity, make him a favored speaker at retreats and conferences. Burt and Jan have been married for more than 40 years. They have three married daughters and six grandchildren.

Doug Andersen

Doug Andersen pastors The Church On The Way Santa Clarita in Southern California. He received his ministerial training at LIFE Bible College before serving in several various roles at The Church On The Way in Van Nuys. He fulfilled the position of executive pastor in Van Nuys before assuming the role of senior pastor at The Church On The Way Santa Clarita in 2008.

Doug has been a contributing writer for the Spirit-Filled Life Bible and Pastors of Promise. He is passionate about seeing all believers open to an understanding of what God wants to do in and through their lives.

His partner in ministry is his wife, Christa, also an ordained minister. Doug and Christa married in 1987 and have served the Lord together in every capacity. They have three children Brandt, Emma, and Carl.

Glenn Burris

Glenn Burris Jr. graduated from Mount Vernon Bible College in 1976. He served as youth pastor in Concord, North Carolina, for a year and, in 1977, became a senior pastor in Macon, Georgia. He later pastored the Foursquare church in Cornelius, NC, and has served as a divisional superintendent, a member of the cabinet, and a member of the board of directors where he currently serves on the Building Committee, Bylaw Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Governance Committee, and the Pastoral Formation, Education, and Nurture Committee.

In 1992, Glenn was appointed district supervisor of the Southeast District. In 2002, he was appointed general supervisor of the U.S. national church.

In 2009, Glenn began leading The Foursquare Church as interim president for a 13-month term. He was then appointed president by the convention voting body, and began serving a five year term on October 1,2010.

His passions are planting churches and caring for pastors.

Ken Sweet

Ken Swett is vice chairman of the Foursquare Foundation board, as well as senior pastor of the Foursquare Church in Modesto, CA.

Pastor Ken has been married for 35 years to Wanda. They have three married daughters and four grandchildren. Ken’s family has been active in Foursquare for four generations; his parents were pastors, his maternal grandmother was a charter member of the Crescent City, California, Foursquare Church, and his daughter, Rachel, serves with her husband at the Gilroy, CA Foursquare Church.

He graduated from Foursquare’s Life Pacific College (also known as LIFE Bible College) in 1979. In his 33 years of ministry in The Foursquare Church, Pastor Ken has had experience serving as a youth pastor at congregations in San Jose and Santa Fe Springs, CA. He has served as senior pastor at congregations in Sacramento (5 years) and Modesto, CA (now 22 years). Ken is highly esteemed for his shepherd’s heart, diligence, and humble spirit.

From 1992–2003 he served as divisional superintendent for the historic Western District. He also has been a member of the district’s License and Ethics Committee, a board member (14 years) and later chairman of the Old Oak Ranch Camp Board (7 years), a district missions representative, an elected member of the board of directors representing the Western Region (6 years), and was appointed to serve as chairman of the Foursquare board of directors 2009-2012. Ken served on several committees while a director including the Audit and Finance committees, and he continues to serve on the Investment and Governance committees.

More locally, he feels honored to help as part of the district council of the Central Pacific District. Serving with a global heart and perspective, Ken has had the privilege of visiting Foursquare works in the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

Leslie Keegel

Leslie Keegel is the National Leader of Foursquare Sri Lanka. He graduated from the Foursquare Bible College in the Philippines in 1981. It was there that he met his wife, Belen, and they were married in June 1981. Leslie and Belen have three daughters: Blessie, Julie, and Rosie.

In 1983, Leslie became the national leader of Foursquare Sri Lanka and began a unique discipleship program. Since that time the number of Foursquare churches has grown from two in 1983 to more than 1,600 meeting places and churches.

Under Pastor Leslie’s leadership, the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Sri Lanka is now a missionary-sending organization having missionaries in India, the Middle East, New Zealand, Australia, Britain, and Germany.

Leslie is the founder and president of LIFE Bible Institute in Colombo, which has over 1,000 students in training through its satellites. Leslie and Belen recently founded the Agapao Foundation in the state of California to do humanitarian work in Sri Lanka, South Asia, and other emerging nations. Presently, Leslie and Belen continue to senior pastor Living Way Church, Colombo, which is the headquarters of the Foursquare Church in Sri Lanka.

He received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from ICFG in 2001 and graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA in June 2011.

Marion Ingegneri

Marion Ingegneri is an ordained Foursquare minister and is the founding pastor of Grace North Church in Phoenix, AZ. Marion is currently planting extension campuses of this ministry.

She also is the author, director and presenter of a DVD series titled “Unlocking the Gifts in You.”

Marion began working with Foursquare Women International in 1990 and served 20 years in a variety of roles including a short time as director. She also was an advisory member, leadership development coordinator, and national field leader for women in ministry leadership. Following the call to serve women in ministry further, she traveled with the Dare to Dream team, presenting a message to women of empowerment and release.

Marion is the a broker and the owner of a realestate firm. She says her understanding of business negotiations and contracts has played a huge part in her role as senior pastor during the acquisition of properties for Grace North Church.

Her leadership in the church has branched out internationally, with ministry travels to Australia, South Africa, Brazil, and Canada.

Marion and her husband, Joe, who is also in ministry, have been married since 1972. She calls him “one of my greatest encouragers in ministry.” The Ingegneris have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

Raul Irigoyen

Raul Irigoyen, a native of Panama, is married to Ana, with whom he has two sons, Tony and Rene.

After earning his degree in BSEE/BSME in January 1975 at the University of Panama, he taught for six years in the Politechnical Institute of the University of Panama and served in the U.S. Army Engineer Corps for 25 years, where he finished his career as the head of resources management. He also ran his own engineering consulting firm for 11 years.

After accepting Jesus as his Savior at the age of eight, he grew in his faith and served in his local church as Sunday school teacher. In 1973, he joined the local Bible institute. In 1982 he took over as pastor of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Diablo Heights (Panama Canal Area) where he served as senior pastor through 2005.

He served twice as president of the board of Foursquare Panama, as teacher and advisor to the Foursquare Panama Bible Institute, and as facilitator for the Foursquare Panama Continuous Education program.

In the interdenominational arena, he served as president of the Panama Chapter of Haggai Institute Alumni Association, vice president of the Panamanian Association of Evangelical Churches, secretary of the board of the Panama Bible Society, and as consultant, teacher, translator, and project coordinator for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for their crusades and TV projects in Latin America and Spain.

For six and a half years, he served Foursquare Missions International in various roles, including that of global relations coordinator, dealing with national leaders around the world and with FMI area missionaries.

Sam Johnson


Non-Voting Board Members

Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson serves as The Foursquare Church’s vice president of operations, chief operating officer (COO). The COO plays a key leadership role in aligning and orchestrating the efforts of the organization to achieve its vision and mission through effective, efficient and ethical management of the central office operations.

A member of The Foursquare Church since 1975, Adam has served in many leadership roles, including church planter, district administrator, camp director, national church administrator, executive pastor and, most recently, director of operations. Adam has served as a Foursquare minister since 1994, when he completed his bachelor’s degree in business at Ball State University. His background in sales, marketing, business development, finance, human resources and operations management gives him a unique business-minded perspective within The Foursquare Church. He also holds a master’s degree from Life Pacific College (also known as LIFE Bible College).

Adam and his wife, Rose Mary, live in Santa Clarita, CA, with their four children, and attend The Church On The Way Santa Clarita, where they enjoy serving in the young adults ministry.

Jim Scott

FMI Director James C. Scott Jr., and his wife, Melinda, are well known throughout The Foursquare Church for their involvement with and love for missions. The Scotts have effectively led congregations in the U.S. as senior pastors and associate pastors in the Southwest District. They have influenced thousands of leaders as supervisors in the Northeast, New England, and Southern California districts.

In addition, Jim has served as chief operations officer (COO) of The Foursquare Church; assistant general supervisor of the Foursquare National Church and as vice president of regional operations; as advisor to Foursquare Church Multiplication; and as regional supervisor of the Southern California/Southwest region. He was a member of the Foursquare board of directors and has served on numerous Foursquare committees.

Jim is a 1975 graduate of California State University at Fresno (B.S. in criminology, minor sociology), a 1981 graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA (M.A. in theology), and a 2008 graduate of Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, WA (D.Min. in church multiplication and leadership development).

Jim’s doctoral dissertation is titled Aimee Semple McPherson and Spanish-Speaking Ministry in Los Angeles: Lessons for the 21st-Century Foursquare Church. The Foursquare Church, through Foursquare Media, has published an adaptation of the dissertation as a book in Spanish titled Aimee—La Gente Hispana Estaba en Su Corazón.

Josh Best

Josh received his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. He began his legal career at Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP in Oxnard, CA, where he became a partner at age 30. His primary practice areas included corporate/business law and real estate law, but also included providing litigation management strategy to his business clients and working with his partners in the areas of intellectual property, estate planning and employment law.

In July 2012, Josh left his full-time career as an attorney to serve as the director of operations for LightHouse Church (Newbury Park Foursquare Church) in Newbury Park, CA, where he and his family have attended since 2005. He has a passion for using administration and organizational clarity to coordinate church staff and members to carry out the vision given to the LightHouse pastoral staff. While working at LightHouse, Josh maintained his legal practice.

Josh and his wife, Jana, have two daughters, the pride and joy of their lives: Kaylee and Makenna.

Tammy Dunahoo

Tammy Dunahoo, general supervisor, has served The Foursquare Church as district supervisor of Arkansas, vice president of Women in Ministry Leadership and director of Foursquare Women International. During her pastoral ministry, she also served as a member of the Church Health team, National Church Council and Foursquare cabinet. In her current role, she serves on the Foursquare board of directors, cabinet, numerous committees and the board of trustees of Life Pacific College (also known as Life Bible College).

Tammy’s passion is sponsoring the next generation and multiplying healthy leaders and churches throughout the U.S. until there is a candle in every community.

Tammy has been married to her best friend and ministry partner, Gary, for more than 35 years. The Dunahoos have enjoyed ministry assignments as lead pastors, church-planters, life and marriage coaches and conference speakers. They have two adult children and one grandson and enjoy life with their family, playing golf and watching sunsets at the beach.

Ted Vail

Ted Vail serves as the associate director of Foursquare Missions International. Under this role he oversees the North America Region of Foursquare Churches, Global Disaster Relief, US Missions, and Urban and Multicultural Ministries in the USA.

He has been with Foursquare Missions as a regional coordinator and area missionary since 2001 and has been involved in world missions since 1988 when he spent a season in Japan, followed by a number of years in Central Mexico. He has also served as a senior pastor and regional leader of Hispanic churches in Colorado.

Ted holds a Master of Arts in global leadership and a doctorate of intercultural studies from Fuller Seminary, and regularly shares on Global Missions.

Ted was raised in Seattle, WA and came to know Christ as a teenager. He and his wife, Dawn, a fellow missionary, have three children: Grace, Mercy, and Daniel. They are based in Longmont, CO. As a family, they love to laugh and reach out to people and serve at Hope Boulder Foursquare Church.


Joseph Wainer

Joe Wainer is from Jacksonville, FL, and came to Los Angeles to attend The King’s College. His prior work experience includes over 6 years in the hospitality/hotel industry as well as 3 years in education administration at The King’s College and Seminary.

He and his wife, Elizabeth, currently live in Valencia, CA and attend The Church on the Way of Santa Clarita. Joe is an assisting minister with an emphasis on New Life Ministries. Liz is a leader in the children’s ministry. Missions trips to India, and attending a missions sending church in Jacksonville gave Joe and Liz God’s heart for the lost. Joe sees this opportunity to serve as another step in fulfilling God’s call on his life.

Ron Thigpenn

Chief Financial Officer Ron Thigpenn has significant experience in the area of finance. He was a CPA for seven years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, spent 10 years as CFO/COO for two financial institutions in the Los Angeles area, and served nearly five years in the corporate finance department of WellPoint Health Networks. Ron served as the Foursquare Loan Fund manager for seven years prior to his appointment as CFO in January 2010. Ron graduated from California State University, Northridge, in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration (accounting) and a Master of Divinity degree from The King’s College and Seminary in 2004.

Ron is an ordained Foursquare pastor, having served for four years as a senior pastor and for five years as an associate pastor in two local Foursquare churches prior to his current appointment. He is now an associate pastor serving with his wife, Judy, who is the lead pastor at a local Foursquare church. Ron currently serves on the Foursquare board of directors as a member of the Executive Committee, Finance Committee (chairman) and Investment Committee.

Sterling Bracket

Sterling Brackett currently serves The Foursquare Church as the corporate secretary and vice president of corporate administrative operations. Sterling also undertakes special projects for the president and serves on the board of directors as chairperson of the Executive Committee and Agenda Committee. He is a member of the Finance, Governance, Investment (observer) and Bylaw committees.

In addition to his corporate roles, Sterling pastors an Arabic-speaking church, Family Fellowship Foursquare Church, in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

During his more than 40 years in ministry, Sterling has served in a variety of roles. Just prior to assuming his responsibilities at the central offices of the The Foursquare Church, he served for 10 years as president of Life Bible College East in Christiansburg, VA. During his tenure there, he planted and pastored the campus church, which became one of the largest churches in Christiansburg.

Sterling lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Wanda. They have two children and five grandchildren.


Dan Cho

Dan Cho is originally from Chicago, IL, and moved to Southern California during his teenage years. After encountering and giving his life to Christ in college, Dan went on to pursue an education in philosophy and biblical languages.

Over the past 20 years, he has served as youth and college pastor, worship-arts director, and executive pastor in a number of local Foursquare Churches in Southern California. As well, Dan has worked with several nonprofit organizations to advance the gospel and fight poverty and social/political injustices in the U.S. and Asia.

From 2005 to 2010, Dan served at the Foursquare Central Office as the supervisor in Information Technologies Department. Following that appointment in 2010, Dan transitioned into the role as the Asia/South Pacific grant coordinator for the Foursquare Foundation. He now serves as the international program coordinator for the Foursquare Foundation and is excited to be a part of the continuing advancement of the Christ’s message of hope and love throughout the world.

Dan and his wife, Shannon, currently live in the South Bay area of Southern California with their two children, Connor and Charis.

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee serves as the executive assistant to the Foursquare Foundation director, Joseph Wainer.

In 2007, she graduated from Life Pacific College with a bachelor’s degree in leadership and ministry. Sharon has been serving in pastoral ministry for over 10 years with the Foursquare Church.

Most recently, Sharon and her husband Tim, planted Life Church in Lancaster, CA, where they live with their two daughters, Hannah and Selah.

Tim Gale

Tim Gale grew up in Portland, OR and moved to Southern California to attend LIFE Bible College.

After graduating, Tim served in several local church ministry assignments before branching out into different workplace roles. Through his management positions in various fields such as commercial real estate due diligence, professional audio/video consulting, retail and sales, Tim has grown into his deeper calling to help people discover the gifts God has placed within and connect them to His purpose for their life.

Additionally, as a certified leadership coach through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, Tim has increased his ability to assist with life formation and goal facilitation for individuals in professional and ministry roles.

Tim serves as the U.S. program coordinator for the Foursquare Foundation and has a passion to help facilitate the connection of people and resources with the work God has already established within each local community.

Since 2008, Tim and his wife, Katie, have been part of the founding team of The Gathering, a vibrant sending community of faith and Foursquare Simple Church Network in Santa Clarita, CA. Tim and Katie, along with their two children, Madeline and Noah, reside in Canyon Country, CA.