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Walking in the Power of God’s Healing

By Myron Corser

When Myron Corser was a child, his heart suddenly stopped beating. But after the prayer of an elder from Angelus Temple, he was miraculously healed. As a young man he attended L.I.F.E. Bible College, and became a Foursquare pastor who would go on to minister God’s healing touch to many others throughout five decades of ministry service.

 
 

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A Five-Generation Foursquare Heritage

By Robert Rufener Sr.

Ordained Foursquare Minister Robert Rufener Sr. recalls a lifetime of Foursquare service that began when his parents rode a streetcar in Los Angeles to attend services at Angelus Temple and hear Aimee Semple McPherson preach. Five generations of the Rufener family, he says, have served the Lord in Foursquare ministry.

 
 

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From Shy Girl to Powerful Preacher: Myrtle Eppler

By Myrtle Eppler

When she was a child, Myrtle Eppler was afraid to stand in front of her class at school. But God turned her into a bold preacher who served Him for over 100 years. She shared her inspiring story in this article written after her 100th birthday in 2015, before going to be with the Lord in March 2016.

 
 

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My Healing As a Teen Led to a Lifetime of Ministry: Jean Darnall

By Jean Darnall

When she was 16, Jean Darnall was close to dying from kidney infection. But when a Foursquare pastor prayed for her, she was instantly healed. Today, in her 90s, she looks back at a lifetime of Foursquare service that has included ministry in the U.S. and also in Panama, Australia, New Guinea, England and throughout the United Kingdom.

 
 

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My Cross-Country Journey of Faith

By Alice Cauble

It was 1948, and Alice Cauble had just graduated from L.I.F.E. Bible College. Together with another female minister in her graduating class, she answered God’s call to plant a Foursquare church in North Carolina. The cross-country trip was a step of faith that would eventually bear significant spiritual fruit.

 
 

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The Lasting Legacy of Aimee Semple McPherson

By Harold Helms

Harold Helms, who pastored Foursquare’s founding church, Angelus Temple, for many years, shares his early experiences as a young man when he attended the church and was a student at L.I.F.E. Bible College. Aimee Semple McPherson’s ministry, he recalls, brought together people from different ethnicities and cultures, and would influence his life and ministry for many years to come.

 
 

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Answering God’s Call As a Child at Angelus Temple

By James Howard Cremin

Noted Los Angeles pathologist and author James Howard Cremin lived his entire life in Hollywood, Calif. A few years before his passing at age 85, he reflected on his life and recalled how he exuberantly responded to an altar call by Aimee Sister McPherson at Angelus Temple when he was just 6 years old.

 
 

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Called to Gospel Music and Ministry at Angelus Temple

By James Boulware

Among the last groups of students ordained for ministry by Aimee Semple McPherson, musician and minister James Boulware recalls his training in college and the values instilled in him by Foursquare’s founder as well as his musical mentor, Jimmy Boersma.

 
 

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The Christmas That Changed a City

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In December 1926, Angelus Temple conducted a Christmas gift-giving outreach that touched thousands people in need throughout the city, including scores of orphans and other children living in poverty. This report, published in 1927, shows how a congregation can come together to change the world around them.

 
 

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How Sister McPherson Inspired Me As a Young Girl

By Winona Helms

When she was a young girl, Winona Helms met the founder of Foursquare. She shares what it was like to be a part of the youth group at Angelus Temple, including being in some of Sister McPherson’s legendary illustrated sermons, and how our movement’s founder influenced her ministry.

 
 
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