Founded in 1993 by Joachim and Mathilde Runck & Team.
First senior pastors : Bobby (Hans-Jürgen) & Dagmar Huber
2004 senior pastors: Mathilde and Joachim Runck
Mathilde und Joachim pastor the Cornerstone Church in Linz, Austria. Joachim serves as national leader.
Based on the formative influence of Jerry Cook (US Foursquare pastor) they dream and strive to nurture a healthy church with love, acceptance and forgiveness as key values. The Runcks have 3 adult children: Madeleine, Benjamin and Jonathan, 1 son-in-law (Joachim) and 1 adorable granddaughter (Elena Sophia). Madeleine and Joachim are the co-pastors in the Cornerstone Church.
Our Strategy to Reach the Nation
The goal of Foursquare Austria is strategic church planting and evangelism. Leadership training is essential and offering healthy models of Christianity is critical. In the past few years this has already happened and we are glad, that from April 2019 on our churches are official recognized by the State. We also have church planting projects in and around Vienna and are looking forward to many more.
Another strategy to reach the nation for Christ is through arts. “Artcross”- a biennial big art camp – is an important work in our ministry in Foursquare Austria and is worth visiting.