For the last 24 years, Pastor Dave and Susie Edler have been faithfully leading Yakima Foursquare Church. In that time, YFC has grown and multiplied through the leading of the Holy Spirit. Under Dave’s leadership, Yakima Foursquare Church pioneered what we now refer to as our Network of Churches. With four churches, Yakima Celebrate Recovery, an online presence, and several church partnerships, Dave has led strategically with an outward focus.
About five and a half years ago, a slow and intentional process began, training Jacob and Chantal Edler up as future leaders in the church. During those years, it became evident that God was calling Jacob and Chantal into a new season of assuming senior leadership of Yakima Foursquare Church when that time came. In 2016 Jacob became the Associate Pastor. A year later he moved into a Lead Pastor role to help fill the void left as Dave began to receive opportunities to lead within the Foursquare movement at International and District levels. Dave currently helps oversee over 200 Foursquare churches in surrounding states as well as carrying other leadership roles inside the Foursquare movement. Chantal joined Jacob in the role of Lead Pastor as an answer to the call God has given them to lead together.
Dave, Jacob and Chantal have been navigating leading at Yakima Foursquare together and have been walking through transitioning roles and responsibilities. With Dave at the helm of the Network of Churches and Chantal and Jacob now in the Lead Pastor role at YFC, it is with great excitement that we announce the official Installation Service for Pastor Jacob and Pastor Chantal as the new Senior Pastors of Yakima Foursquare Church. The service will be on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at our 9 AM and 10:30 AM services. The following week will be our Easter services, and on Sunday, April 28, 2019 we will be holding a celebration service for Pastor Dave and Susie Edler to honor and celebrate their many years of service! Dave will continue in his role as the Senior Pastor over the Network of Churches providing care, leadership, and support for Jacob and Chantal and the other Network church pastors.
This November, we are celebrating 40 years in the Yakima Valley! Click the video below to hear from Pastor Dave and stay tuned to watch the story unfold throughout the year.