History of Foursquare Malaysia
Rev. Joshua Wong, the founder of Foursquare Malaysia incorporated Lighthouse Foursquare Fellowship (M) Bhd on 12thNovember.
On 8th October 1985, Lighthouse Foursquare Fellowship changed its name to The Foursquare Gospel Church Bhd
Rev. Joshua Wong served as the Chairman of Foursquare Malaysia until the late 1980’s.
Rev. Mason Hughes appointed Dr. James Supayah as the new chairman of Foursquare Malaysia. The Foursquare works among the Chinese community diminished and continued solely among Dr. Supayah’s Tamil church in Johore Bahru until the late 1990’s.
1993 – 1994
FMI Missionaries George & Joyce Butron moved to Kuala Lumpur to establish new pioneer works in Malaysia.
FMI Deployed Michael & Jannie Stubbs with their daughter Jenica from Kansas USA to Penang to establish new contacts and partner in planting new churches.
Growth began to take place again in The Foursquare Gospel Church of Malaysia. In September, Rivers of Water of Bukit Mertajam and Vision Harvest Church Kuala Lumpur, affiliated with The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in ceremonies performed by the U.S. Director of Missions, Rev. Michael Larkin and the Asia/Pacific Regional Director Rev. John Watson.
1. Two (2) churches were planted by Rivers of Water Bukit Mertajam in June:
i). The Foursquare Gospel Church Kota Permai
ii). Rivers of Water Chinese church was planted by Rivers of Water.
2. Shekinah Community Centre Ipoh joined Foursquare (October).
1. The first Foursquare National Conference was held in Genting Highlands (March).
2. A new National Board was established (March).
3. Rivers of Water (Tamil) Penang was planted (March).
4. Penang Harvest joined Foursquare (March).
5. The National office was setup in Ipoh (March).
6. Shekinah Community Centre Ipoh planted The Foursquare Gospel Church USJ in Selangor and Shekinah Community Centre (Tamil) in First Garden, Ipoh (May).
1. Calvary Glory an English speaking church in Kuala Lumpur joined Foursquare.
2. Shekinah Community Centre planted another church in Ipoh
i). Shekinah Community Centre, Pengkalan (Chinese)
3. The 2nd National Conference & 3rd Credential Service was held in Cameron Highlands. A total of 108 delegates turned up for the conference.
ECFC conference held in Malaysia for the first time. Total of 404 delegates attended the conference in Penang.
1. A youth church, The Foursquare Gospel, U-Turn was planted.
2. Two churches under the leadership of Rev. David Chee joined Foursquare in October.
1. Revs. Drs. Don & Angelina Boots from Western Australia Foursquare, Training Leaders to Train Leaders.
2. Shekinah Community Centre planted another four (4) churches:
i). Shekinah Community Centre, Batu Gajah
ii). Shekinah Community Centre, Sungai Siput
iii). Shekinah Community Centre, Sungai Petani
iv). Shekinah Community Centre, Gunung Rapat
1. 4th National Conference was held in Sungai Petani, Kedah.
2. Hosted the 1st Foursquare South East Asia Leaders Meeting in Ipoh.
3. Co-organized the 1st Foursquare Chinese International Conference in Taiwan.
4. 1st Chinese National Conference was held in Cameron Highlands.
1. Four (4) New Churches were planted:
i). Shekinah Community Centre, Jalan Labrooy
ii). Church of Messiah, Nibong Tebal
iii). Regent Christian Centre, Kuala Lumpur
iv). Life Impacting Church Sandakan, Sabah.
1. Victory International Fellowship was planted in Bandar Utama, Selangor
Six (6) new Churches joined Foursquare Malaysia.
i). Shekinah Glory, Tapah
ii). Bethil Levitic, Menglembu
iii). Bethil Levitic, Lanchang
iv). Bethil Levitic, Bentong
v). Rivers of Water, Tamil (BM)
vi). Christian Life Centre (Tamil)
1. A new Church joined Foursquare Malaysia.
i). Alpha Omega, SP
2. South East Asia Regional Leaders Training, Kuala Lumpur
3. Chinese Pastors and Leaders training Camp, Sepang
1. Birth of Foursquare School of Church Planting in February 2013
2. Tamil Pastors and Leaders training
3. Co-organized the Pentecostal World Conference, Kuala Lumpur
4. Three (3) Churches joined Foursquare Malaysia.
i). The Gathering Place, Petaling Jaya
ii). Successful Bethany Families, Tawau
iii). Successful Bethany Families, Lahad Datu
5. Embracing Grace Seminar, Ipoh
6. Encounter Youth Camp (December)
1. 1st Foursquare East Malaysia Camp (February)
2. Foursquare National Church Assessment (September)
3. ECFC 2014 in Cambodia
4. Brad White visited Malaysia
1. Foursquare Malaysia Family Camp (March)
2. Foursquare Pastors as Managers Seminar at Foursquare Headquarters by Rev. Albert Kang (27-28 May 2015)
3. A Christmas Musical with Brad White (December)
1. FaithLine International Ministries joined Foursquare Malaysia (1 Jan 2016)
2. Polity Course at Foursquare Central (June 2016)
3. A new church was planted at Kampung Giring, Ranau, Sabah.
4. Eastern Council of Foursquare Churches Conference at Perth, Western Australia (11-14 October 2016)
1. Foursquare SEA Youth Summit at Kundang (10-13 Jan 2017)
2. On 24 January 2017, Rev. Henry Liew stepped down as the Chairman of Foursuare Malaysia. The Board appointed a new Chairman, Rev. Samuel Hari
3. Polity Course at Foursquare Central (4 March 2017)
4. Foursquare Leadership Camp at Penang (21-23 Mar 2017)
5. Tri-Nation Conference at Bali (2-5 May 2017)
6. In May, Rev. Ambrose Xavier stepped down as the Committee Member of the Board of Foursquare Malaysia