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Sermons of Sister McPherson Release for Her Birthday

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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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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 ‘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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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.



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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