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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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Sermons of Sister McPherson Release for Her Birthday

By Foursquare

In celebration of Aimee Semple McPherson’s 125th birthday on Oct. 9, the Echo Park Evangelistic Association has published three volumes of her legendary sermons. “The Collected Sermons and Writings of Aimee Semple McPherson,” covering messages from 1906-1923, are available for purchase in softcover and Kindle formats, on Amazon. Further volumes are also being planned.

 
 

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More Than a Cinderella Life

By Fred Dagne

Fred Dagne encountered the ministry and the sincerity of Aimee Semple McPherson several times as a child and a teenager. In this article, adapted from a video interview, he recalls the way each of those encounters drew him closer to Jesus Christ and to the call God had on his life.

 
 

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How God Changed the Course of My Life

By Sam Meza

At 19, Sam Meza had just joined the Navy and was living it up in San Diego’s dance clubs. But there was a miracle in the works that would soon alter the course his young life, and he would encounter the power of God. Years later, Sam still serves as a Foursquare credentialed minister and evangelist in Southern California.

 
 

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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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