The current Bedford congregation was initiated in August of 2012 through the combining together of two Foursquare churches - The Bedford, NH Foursquare Church and The Harvest Community, the Southern NH Foursquare Church. In June 2013, the congregation became known as The Trinity Life Community.
The Foursquare Church
The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel was developed out of the evangelistic ministry of Aimee Semple McPherson. In 1922, a revelation was given to Aimee during her final revival campaign before the opening of Angelus Temple in Los Angeles. This revelation consisted of the basic tenets which comprise the Foursquare Gospel, namely that Jesus Christ is our Savior, Healer, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, and Coming King (Isaiah 53:5, Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 2:24, Isaiah 40:10, Revelation 22:12). The symbols below represent the various aspects of Christ's ministry:
The Cross represents His atoning work as our Savior, the Dove His role as Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, the Cup signifies His work as our Healer and the Crown denotes Him as our King.
The flagship scripture of the Foursquare movement, listed below, shows us the truth that Jesus still ministers to His Church and to the world in these aspects today:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 ESV
Today the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel is made up of over 1,700 churches in the United States, with over 67,000 churches in 140 foreign countries. As a church of the Foursquare movement, our church is accountable, both spiritually and for sound stewardship, to the district and national authorities of Foursquare. Rev. Peter Bonanno is the Supervisor of the Northeast Atlantic District of Foursquare Churches, which is comprised of about 70 churches, and under his oversight Divisional Superintendents oversee smaller clusters of churches. Foursquare pastors are appointed to their churches by the District Supervisor (they are not elected or hired by a local church) and, at their discretion, may have a number of other pastors serving a congregation on their staff.