Greetings Foursquare Family,
I have had the tremendous privilege of serving the Foursquare Foundation since 2005, shortly after its incorporation. For the past three years I have served as both the Executive Director and now Interim CEO, working hand-in-hand with our unbelievably talented, dedicated, and wisdom-filled Board of Directors and support team.
Having dedicated their time and focus to ensure the Foundation fulfills its purpose and mission, we, as the Foursquare Family, owe a debt of gratitude for the FF Board’s service to ensure the profitability and growth of the Foundation’s Corpus over the last 10 years. We honor their commitment, celebrating the fruit of each seed planted into Kingdom fields.
We recognized early in our family conversations that the FF wanted to be on the forefront of our then new conversation called “Reimagine”. In a prophetically motivated season, we prayerfully replaced our historic grant distribution model for a new, unifying allocation model that was birthed to support our greater Foursquare family’s mission. This move accomplished two main goals:
- Partner with existing Foursquare leadership to make decisions about the missional value and distinction of Foursquare Foundation recourses
- Introduce a way to accomplish the purpose of the FF in support of and in alignment with global family priorities, while deepening our commitment to healthy spending habits of resources generated by the investment return of the corpus of investments
Since 2012, the FF corpus has outperformed market benchmarks, and seeded over $18M into the collected mission of the US Foursquare Church and the global Foursquare family. In December of 2016, we broke the $200M valuation mark, having recovered from the Great Recession of 2008, and AFTER SOWING over $80M of FF corpus generated capital into Kingdom fields. What a mighty God we serve!
Through our aligned partnerships, that you can read more about in this report, countless individuals are receiving training, being released into ministry, and reaching the globe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are profoundly humbled to serve in this capacity. Additionally, moving into the future, it’s the Foundation’s strong commitment to lead the way for the development of entrepreneurial endeavors that will release greater resources to the field for Kingdom advancement.
We are thankful for all the prayer support you can offer, as we commit to deepening our service to the greater Foursquare Family. Thank you for this opportunity to serve you in partnership to bring in the Lord’s Harvest!
Interim CEO, Foursquare Foundation
2016 was a big year for the Foundation. In October, the Foundation sold the Linden in Portland, Oregon. The Linden was built in 2012 with the purpose of being our second Senior Living Facility (the first being Parkview Living, Echo Park, CA), offering subsidies for retired Foursquare Ministers and an expression of outreach to the local elder community. A strategic partnership was made with Portland Foursquare Church, through the purchase of a portion of the church’s property. As with most construction projects of this size, many discoveries were made along the way. A unique opportunity was presented for ministry to take place, along with a couple from Portland Foursquare purposefully placed as residents to be a conduit for Christ’s love and grace to be shared with the tenants of the building. While the selling of the Linden brings an end to this venture, the Foundation looks forward to the development of other real estate with the same creative ministry partnerships that will be both profitable financially and, more importantly, having greater Kingdom impact.
Foundation Solar Loan Program
The Foursquare Foundation Solar Lending Program was birthed out of a desire to create investment projects from the Foundation’s corpus that utilize valued partnerships to provide significant financial benefit to local churches. This program allows the Foundation to lend funds to local churches for the express purpose of installing solar systems to offset expensive electric bills. The benefits of this program to the local church will be the utilization of inexpensive financing for solar systems that generate free power in an effort to help permanently reduce expenses.
Pastor Sheldon Lacsina from Hew Hope Hilo, in Hawaii, shares about the system that was installed February 2016…
“God has blessed us with two great resources, the power of the sun and people. And He has called us to steward them well. The Foursquare Foundation has been more than instrumental in helping us complete our solar panel project, they’ve been a ‘Big Brother’ in time of need. What I appreciate about the Foundation is the support and wisdom necessary for the local church to tackle a project of this size. I always felt they were looking out for the best interest of myself as the lead pastor, and our local church community. We have been greatly impacted as a church by the amount of finances we'll be saving, being an example to our community regarding the environment, and bringing us closer together as a church family because of the process of the project. We did it together. Now, more support financially can be focused on the mission of reaching people far from God and raising up young leaders for our future. I am so grateful for our Foursquare Foundation ‘ohana (family)!”
Environmental Impact Equivalents
Check out the arial video presented by the tax-equity partner (O3) involved in New Hope Hilo’s solar project…
The Church On The Way Santa Clarita
As Chairman of the Foundation’s Investment Committee, Jeff Stewart shares…
“The Foursquare Foundation’s decision to fund solar projects, via the recommendation of its Investment Committee, is a wonderful example of Foursquare’s desire to increase alignment of portfolio investments with the Kingdom. It hits so many positives for the community, the local church and the planet. These Solar Loan Projects have incredible savings for the church and the environment, it’s a win win!”
By the Numbers
Board & Staff
Our Board of Directors is currently composed of eight voting members, including the President of The Foursquare Church, USA. Additionally, there are four nonvoting directors, and three nonvoting officers, including the Interim CEO of the Foursquare Foundation.
Foursquare Foundation Board of Directors bring a vast range of knowledge and experience to the task of governing the Foundation. Over the years, our directors have hailed from different regions of the world with extensive experience in international ministry efforts.
This year, our Board of Directors gathered for a conference call to review the efficacy and fruitfulness of the FF allocations, the status of our corpus with a spend policy review, and Foursquare Foundation operations. Our annual board retreat was held in September in Glendale, California. This retreat received full reports on all FF allocations and expenditures, as well as processed initial requests from the ICFG Board regarding the FF's future trajectory. The Spirit of the Lord has been attending our way as we pray and seek the Him for the greatest service the FF can provide toward accelerating worldwide, interdenominational evangelism.
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 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 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 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 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 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 a broker and the owner of a real estate 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, 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.
Non-Voting Board Appointed Participants
A longtime Foursquare member, Adam Davidson serves as The Foursquare Church’s vice president of operations and chief operating officer (COO), and recently assumed the corporate secretary’s duties.
Adam’s background in business development, sales, marketing, finance, human resources and operations management have given him a unique point of influence within Foursquare. He has used his experience to benefit the church in various ways; among his roles have been executive pastor, district administrator, camp director, national church administrator and director of operations.
A stickler for details, Adam has always been interested in fixing any dysfunctional aspects of church operations so that issues don’t fester. He is also passionate about mentoring and discipling younger leaders, as evidenced by his years of investment in young adult ministry at his local church, The Church On The Way Santa Clarita (Santa Clarita Foursquare Church) in Southern California.
A credentialed minister since 1994, Adam became the COO in October 2014. On June 1, 2017, he added the corporate secretary’s role to his duties, replacing the now-retired Sterling Brackett.
Soon after earning his business degree at Ball State University in 1994, the New Castle, Ind., native sensed God calling him to use his business gifts in ministry. At first, that meant helping plant Living Way Church (Stockbridge Foursquare Church) southeast of Atlanta. He served bivocationally for three years and then became their full-time executive pastor.
In 2000, Adam moved to serve at the Southeast District. He served initially as communications director and then district administrator while also overseeing the district’s summer camps. From there, he moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to serve as national church administrator. He held that position for nearly eight years and in 2009 became director of operations for The Foursquare Church.
Today, his job includes overseeing areas where he has served in the past, including camps, operations, ministry and district administration—something he sees as God’s hand guiding him to have the experiences that influence how he leads today.
Along with Chief Financial Officer Ron Thigpenn, Adam was instrumental in the financial planning and management involved with Foursquare’s Reimagine realignment process, which was approved the year Adam became COO. The primary goal of Reimagine was to align all of Foursquare’s districts, ministries and administration into a unified entity to better carry out the Great Commission. Adam’s taking on the corporate secretary role in 2017 was a phase included in that process.
Adam considers this reorganization work and his role in improving the stewardship of Foursquare’s assets the highlights of his 23 years in ministry. He has been commended for turning around property that wasn’t performing well to benefit The Foursquare Church as well as the many technology and administrative resource advancements. These duties have given him many opportunities to interact with members of the Foursquare family, which he enjoys.
“In every role in the church, I’ve loved influencing people,” Adam says. “I feel like many administrative people who like to get their work done, but I love investing in people. I have many fond memories from every area of ministry.”
In addition to helping leaders grow and thrive, Adam loves spending time with his family. Adam and his wife, Rose Mary, live in Santa Clarita, Calif., with their four children: Ryan; Kyle; Lucas; and Isabella. They have attended The Church On The Way Santa Clarita since 2007.
When not busy with work or school, the Davidsons love to travel, swim and visit amusement parks. In addition to Adam and Rose Mary serving as leaders at their local Foursquare church, Rose Mary is an associate pastor of outreach, discipleship and small groups.
Associate Director and North America Area Missionary of Foursquare Missions International (FMI)
FMI Associate 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 vice president of global operations of The Foursquare Church; director of Foursquare Missions International; 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, Calif. (M.A. in theology), and a 2008 graduate of Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, Wash. (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 English, and also a Spanish version titled Aimee—La Gente Hispana Estaba en Su Corazón.
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.
FMI Director and Vice President of Global Operations
Ted was raised in Seattle, Washington 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, Colorado. As a family, they love to laugh, and reach out to people, and serve at Hope Boulder Foursquare Church.
Prior to his appointment as director of Foursquare Missions International in September 2016, Ted served as area missionary of the North America Region, Director of Global Foursquare Disaster Relief, Coordinator of U.S. Missions, and Coordinator of Urban & Multicultural Ministries in the USA.
With a master of arts in global leadership and a doctorate from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies, Ted regularly shares on global missions.
He has been with Foursquare Missions as an 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.
Joseph Wainer is from Jacksonville, FL, and moved to Los Angeles to attend The King’s University. Prior to serving at the Foursquare Foundation, he worked in the hospitality/hotel industry for over 6 years, as well as 3 years in education administration at The King’s University. His first missions experience was in Calcutta, India, where he led a team, serving Mother Teresa homes in the city. He has also led the college ministry at The Church On The Way (Van Nuys, CA) under Pastor Scott Bauer, and is currently an ordained Foursquare minister. At present, he is an MBA candidate at George Fox University.
Joseph has faithfully served the Foursquare Foundation as grant coordinator, grant manager, and currently as President / iCEO (since 2013) and firmly believes that financial resources and mission are hand in glove tools to see the Kingdom come. He and his wife, Elizabeth, currently live in Portland, Oregon, with their two children.
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 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 is originally from Chicago, IL, and moved to Southern California as a teenager. 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 project manager 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 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.
Sharon and her husband, Tim, co-pastor a church in Lancaster, CA, where they live with their two daughters, Hannah and Selah.
Tim Gale moved to Southern California to attend LIFE Bible College in 1996. After graduating, he 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. Project Manager 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 Newhall, CA.
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.