We belong to a movement known as The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Founded in 1923 by Aimee Semple McPherson, The Foursquare Church has thousands of churches in over 125 countries around the world. The term “Foursquare” comes from the emphasis of a four-fold identity of Jesus:
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him…” Isaiah 53:5 (Titus 2:14, Isaiah 55:7, Hebrews 7:25, Isaiah 1:18)
The Baptizer with the Holy Spirit
“For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit…you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:5, 8 (John 14:16-17, Acts 2:4, Acts 8:17, Acts 10:44-46, 1 Corinthians 3:16)
“He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses…” Matthew 8:17 (Mark 16:17-18, Matthew 9:5-6, Acts 4:29-30)
The Soon-Coming King
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout…the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (Titus 2:12-13, Matthew 24:36-44, Hebrews 9:28, Luke 19:13, Luke 12:35-37)
For background, history, a statement of faith and doctrinal distinctives of The Foursquare Church, please visit foursquare.org.