Beaverton Foursquare Church
The Beaverton Foursquare Church is a Foursquare Pentecostal church located in Beaverton, Oregon, United States. Currently worship services at Beaverton Foursquare draw approximately 5,000 people weekly.
Beaverton Foursquare Church was founded by Bill Melton and his wife, Jean, in 1961. In 1964, the congregation purchased 10 acres (40,000 m2) along Walker Road, which was then on the outskirts of Beaverton. The initial building project started in 1966 with the chapel being completed in 1968. The new building was dedicated by Rolf McPherson, son of Aimee Semple McPherson who founded the Foursquare denomination. The average weekly attendance at that time was 75 people.
In 1973, Ron Mehl took over leadership of the church. During his time of leadership, the weekly attendance increased to over 5,000 people. A number of new building projects were completed in order to accommodate the growth of the church. This growth also resulted in the Heart of the Word radio ministry, broadcasting the sermons from Pastor Mehl. The staff of the church also increased to include many pastors and other employees. By 2000, the church had grown to 6,000 and was the largest church in Oregon. Ron Mehl continued in his role as Senior Pastor until his death in 2003; his radio ministry continues nationwide under the direction of Compassion Ministries.
After Mehl's death, Randy Remington was named his successor and continues in that role to this day.