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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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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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Working With Sister Aimee

By Emily Plies

Emily Plies, an ordained Foursquare minister, knew from the time she was 5 years old that God wanted her to preach the gospel. At 20, she researched and helped write sermons for Aimee Semple McPherson, and gained valuable insight about ministry in the process. Today, in her 90s, Emily still is a faithful messenger of the gospel.


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A Lasting Legacy

By Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson worked tirelessly spreading the Foursquare Gospel, right up to the very night of her passing in September 1944. In her own words, she reflects on her life of service to the Lord. This is part 19, the conclusion of our “Personal Reflections” series from Sister Aimee’s memoirs.


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World War II and Angelus Temple

By Aimee Semple McPherson

When the U.S. entered WWII, normal life in America ceased. Even churches were affected by new restrictions and regulations. But Angelus Temple found new ways to reach people for Christ, including ministering to soldiers and holding public prayer meetings. Sister Aimee even sold a record number of war bonds. Part 18 in our “Personal Reflections” series from her memoirs


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Parkview Living Gives Seniors Purpose Beyond Retirement

By Andy Butcher

As Parkview Living: A Foursquare Senior Living Community prepares for its grand opening this month, residents are looking forward to be a place where they can thrive and discover new ministry opportunities. The newly-built 75-unit complex overlooks Echo Park across the street from historic Angelus Temple.


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From Field of Dreams to the Dream Center

By Kevin Malone

For 17 years, Kevin Malone’s career was in professional baseball, including being vice president/general manager of the L.A. Dodgers. Now he works full-time at the Dream Center in the heart of Los Angeles—and to him it’s a dream come true. There’s nothing that thrills him more, he says, than helping people in difficult situations and seeing God turn their lives around.


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The Evolution Debates

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In 1933, one of the most outspoken atheists in the U.S. challenged Foursquare’s founder to a series of debates on the subject of creation vs. evolution. Sister Aimee accepted the challenge, admitting her initial fear of such an enterprise. But once the debates started, she was in her element. Part 17 in our “Personal Reflections” series from her memoirs

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