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Georgia Byrd last on the right in front of L.I.F.E. Bible College

In 1956 Rev. Georgia Byrd Graduated from LIFE Bible College in Los Angeles. She soon after moved to Milledgeville, Georgia. In October of 1956 she started the Foursquare Gospel Church. 

Here she stands in front of L.I.F.E. Bible College last on the right.

As a Denomination...

The Foursquare Church - officially the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel was founded in Los Angeles, California, by Aimee Semple McPherson in 1923.

Amid the revival days of the early 1900's, this fellowship of believers was born, determined to proclaim the solid scriptural core of Pentecostal renewal, avoiding the extremes of fanaticism on one hand and materialism on the other.

God, in His grace, has allowed our denomination to grow from one local fellowship to nearly 2000 churches in the United States and Canada. The Foursquare Church has also been established in more than 90 other countries. These numbers are increasing rapidly.

We have no desire to compete or compare. We rejoice for every body of believers, which lifts the bloodstained banner of Jesus Christ. The Foursquare Church is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and as a Pentecostal Church is affiliated with the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) and the Pentecostal World Conference.

The term "Foursquare" is found throughout scripture. In addition, early in the twentieth century, the term was often used to describe something or someone who was "solid" and "balanced". It was out of the mainstream of the North American society that God called Aimee Semple McPherson. He gave her insight of the message that He wanted her to preach: a simple, four point declaration that reached into the hearts of thousands as it proclaimed Jesus Christ as: Savior * Healer * Baptizer with the Holy Spirit * The Soon Coming King.

The ministry that resulted from that clear communication soon became a movement. It gained such acceptance that it was necessary for a Church organization to be established to facilitate the establishment of new congregations and to handle the legalities of owning and developing properties. Bylaws were adapted to ensure that the movement would stay true to the Scriptures, its calling and a consistent form of government.

For more information about our denomination you can visit their website at: http://www.foursquare.org

Scripture References for the fourfold ministry of Jesus Christ as the Savior (Romans 10:9), Baptizer with the Holy Spirit (Luke 3.16), Healer (1 Peter 2:24), and coming King (Acts 1:11)

Celebrating Over 50 Years!