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Evangel Foursquare Church


Evangel Foursquare Church is a Bible-based, Spirit-empowered church founded in the late 1930’s by the International Foursquare Gospel Church. It began under a tent in the downtown area, and now is settled on the east side, 4019 East 42nd Street. We gather for our main contemporary worship service at 10:00 AM on Sundays.


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In Essentials — Unity
In Non-Essentials — Liberty
In All Things — Charity

Helping people become like Jesus by loving God and serving others.

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Our Sunday gathering is our main service and time to sing, meet new people, learn from the Bible and pray for one another's needs. We offer Kids Church for the younger generation. It is a time for them to learn about God, help them understand the Bible and enjoy high energy activities.


6:30 PM on Wednesdays. This is a time to study and read through the Bible with an open atmosphere to ask questions and talk about how to apply what we are readying. We also pray, drink coffee, laugh, cry, and love on one another. 


Matthew 28:18-20 is called the Great Commission. We believe that the heart of God is to reach the ends of the earth. We are committed to partnering with various ministries in our country and in other nations. It is through our networking with each other that the Kingdom of God will continue to grow.


Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
In a world that is always changing, we want our youth to understand what the Bible says and how to let it shape their lives. The youth meet weekly for a time of fun, games, reading the Word, listening, and discussing how to apply the truths, values and principles. Leaders plan activities to meet other teens and build relations, as well as opportunities to serve others which includes missions’ trips and park outreaches.


Women gather for lunch and Bible study on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. There are other opportunities for crafts, special projects, holiday gatherings and fellowship as the ladies build friendships and serve others.


We believe that Jesus called for children to be brought to Him. He cares for them deeply, and because He did, we do too. We also believe that the prayer and heart of a child is powerful and our responsibility to protect and nurture each one is taken seriously. We teach them about Christ and how He has empowered each one to make a difference.


The men meet monthly for food, fun and fellowship. This may happen over a Saturday Breakfast or a weekend campfire. There are opportunities to talk about God and how we live out our faith, to help with mowing and other projects around the church. This is a great way to develop friends.


Because all of us can have a bad day or a rough spot at any moment, we partner with some local churches to support and serve at the food pantry next door in the East View Community Building (4101 E 42nd St., Des Moines). There are opportunities to receive assistance, serve others, give resources/groceries and pray for others. East View Community Food Pantry hours are: Tuesday & Wednesday 2-5 PM and Friday 10 AM – 2 PM


Meet Pastor Brenda and her family.


Brenda Shafer is a native of Iowa. Her husband, Mark, and daughters, Margo and Emily, are a vital part of the ministry of serving the church.


Those who know Brenda describe her passionate love for God, evidenced by joy and an energy  focused on honoring Him while serving others and leading effectively. As a result, her life and ministry are marked by fun and a fervent desire to surround herself with others to make a powerful team. 


Brenda has spent more than 20 years in pastoral leadership, serving in a variety of roles as a staff pastor, as well as, a lead pastor. Joining Evangel in March of 2018, Brenda provides direct oversight and leadership to the elders and leadership team in Des Moines.


Learning and embracing the responsibility that comes with leadership, Brenda serves with humility and a servant’s heart.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." - Matthew 6:33

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 We believe that the Bible is God- inspired (2 Timothy 3:1617).

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