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God’s Faithfulness to an Orphan Girl

By Dorothy Hamilton

At age 5, Dorothy Hamilton was abandoned by her father as the family faced tough times during the Great Depression. But Father God had big plans for her. She gave her life to Christ at Angelus Temple, received a prophetic word from Aimee Semple McPherson, and eventually enjoyed a full life as a pastor and missionary.


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Leg Braces Discarded As Little Boy Is Healed

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In an article she wrote early in 1923, the year Angelus Temple in Los Angeles opened, Aimee Semple McPherson shared the miraculous story of a young boy who was instantaneously healed. He entered the church with leg braces—and walked out wearing new shoes.


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Memories of Music and Ministry at Angelus Temple

By Ann Ford

Ann Ford was trained to play the pipe organ at Angelus Temple, and she became a regular player, even during weekly radio programs that were broadcast live. She shares her memories of Foursquare’s founder, Aimee Semple McPherson, and the powerful things she witnessed at the famous church. Ann would later go on to play the organ at several churches and hospitals in the Los Angeles area for many years.


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The Kind of a Church I Like

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In a 1924 Angelus Temple bulletin, Aimee Semple McPherson presented an article detailing the characteristics of a healthy church dedicated to saving souls and reaching the world for Christ. These foundational values were a key to Foursquare’s rapid growth worldwide.


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The Power of the Spoken Word: Karen Heimbuch

By Karen Heimbuch

Ordained Foursquare Evangelist Karen Heimbuch has traveled across the country and overseas, sharing the gospel in a uniquely profound way: Having memorized the Book of Revelation and setting it to a dramatic musical score, Karen performs live readings of the Scripture that have moved audiences to discover how truly powerful the Word of God is.


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The ‘Hollywood Boy Evangelist’

By Walter Wentworth

For more than half a century, Walter Wentworth, a Foursquare pastor and evangelist, preached the gospel and prayed for the sick to be healed. Then his world came crashing down. He was in a tragic car accident and told by doctors that he would never walk unassisted again. Many people would think their days of praying for others’ healing were over. Not Walter.


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The Powerful Legacy of a Miracle

By Coleman Phillips

Doctors told Coleman Phillips’ grandmother she had six months to live. But during a service at Angelus Temple, Aimee Semple McPherson spoke a word of healing, and she lived another 50 years, powerfully impacting the future of her family. Coleman later gave his heart to Christ, and served many years as an ordained Foursquare minister.


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From the Eyes of a Child

By Sarshel Culton Jr.

Aimee Semple McPherson, Foursquare’s founder, stayed in Sarshel Culton Jr.’s home during a revival campaign in Sacramento, Calif. He recalls her elegance and humility, and how kind she was to him as a young boy. His mother, Bernice, drove Sister Aimee from their ranch home in the town of Winters to downtown Sacramento for the revival services.


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My Memories of Music at Angelus Temple

By Johann Biro

As a child, Johann Biro often took center stage at Angelus Temple, singing in Aimee Semple McPherson’s illustrated sermon productions and children’s programs. She sang with the great Audrey Meier as a teen, and nearly became a professional singer when a vocal coach gave her an opportunity to sing at the Hollywood Bowl.



From Generation to Generation

By Andy Butcher

You don’t have to be born into Foursquare to be part of the family. Even so, many families, like the two you’ll meet here, have a rich heritage in the movement, going back generations to the early days of Angelus Temple and the incredible ministry of Foursquare’s founder, Aimee Semple McPherson.

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