Lake Koocanusa is 16 miles north of  Libby MT.  The 90 mile reservoir got it’s name from a contest which  Alice Beers from Rexford won by combining the first three letters together–-KOOtenai River–-CANada–and USA because building the dam was a joint effort with the USA and Canada.


     The Foursquare Church is officially known as the International Church of the Foursquare.  It was founded in 1923 by Aimee Semple McPherson in Los Angeles, California.  

    In  July of 1922 the term “Foursquare Gospel”  came to her as she preached from Eziekel 1:4-10  to a crowd of 8,000 people in Oakland, California.  She explained in her sermon how the “four faces” represented the fourfold ministry of Jesus as Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer, and the Soon-Coming King.  

     “In the face of the Man we beheld that of the man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, dying on the tree.  In the face of the Lion we beheld that of the mighty Baptizer with the Holy Ghost and fire.  The face of the Ox typified the Great Burden-bearer, who Himself  took our infirmities and carried our sicknesses, who in His boundless love and divine provision had met our every need.  In the face of the Eagle we saw reflected soul-enrapturing visions of the Coming King, who would come to catch His beloved bride away.”

     She viewed this as a complete gospel for the body, soul, spirit and for eternity.  A gospel that faces squarely in every direction.  

     “As the wonder–the power–the majesty of it enveloped my very being.  I stood there still and listened, gripping the pulpit, shaking with the wonder of it all, then I exclaimed, “Why, why, it’s the Foursquare Gospel.”  Instantly the Spirit bore witness, and praise rocked the audience.”  Thus the name  “Foursquare Gospel” came into being.

     She assigned symbols to signify the Foursquare Gospel message.  You will find more on this under  “What  does “Foursquare” mean?