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  AIMEE SEMPLE McPHERSON, Foursquare Gospel Church
Aimee Semple McPherson was loved, adored, admired and elevated to a position of popularity that can only be compared to that which is given by modern teens to the pop stars.
The troubles encountered by Aimee Semple McPherson are not unique to the Pentecostal and charismatic movement, although the majority of high profile failures in the ministry, in recent years, have been attached to that particular group.
Unless Aimee Semple McPherson could claim that she was a man, or that she was a husband and had a wife, she fails the test of her claim of authority to be a pastor.
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  Aimee Semple McPherson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
McPherson was first woman in history to preach a radio sermon, and with the opening of Foursquare Gospel-owned KFSG on February 6, 1924, she also became the first woman to be granted a broadcast license by the Federal Communications Commission.
McPherson steadfastly stuck to her story that she was approached by a young couple at the beach who had asked her to come over and pray for their sick child, and that she was then shoved into a car and drugged with chloroform.
Mcpherson once resided in the small lake and mountain town, and is known in the community for a variety of reasons, including a time when she swam across the entire lake.
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 Sister Aimee Semple McPherson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sister Aimee McPherson was a 20th Century phenomenon, a glamorous, superstar evangelist who managed to find and retain followers even as scandal after scandal rocked her life.
Born into a deeply religious family in 1890, Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy was consecrated by her mother to the service of God a few weeks after she was born.
For one, billed as Sister Aimee preaching on the consequences of breaking God’s law, she entered the church on a motorcycle in a police man's uniform, driving down the center aisle to the pulpit.
www.francesfarmersrevenge.com /stuff/archive/oldnews/sisteraimee.htm   (829 words)

 Aimee Semple McPherson Info, Trailers, and Reviews at FilmSpot
Aimee Semple McPherson was a fabled faith healing evangelist in the Roaring Twenties who healed the sick, spoke in tongues, and raised the dead.
Mimi Michaels is riveting as McPherson, and the rest of the cast all is at a high level, transporting us back to the world of speakeasies, faith healings, and the disappearance of Aimee Semple McPherson.
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 Second Coming Ministries - Aimee Semple McPherson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy was born to James and Minnie on October 9, 1890 in the upstairs room of their Salford farmhouse.
The next day Aimee was reunited with her mother and children, followed shortly by a visit from a captain of detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department and his son-in-law, a deputy district attorney from L.A. The lawmen told Aimee they were there to escort her safely back to the coast.
Once again, Aimee found herself at the center of a storm of controversy: she had remarried while her former spouse was still alive, in conflict with one of the tenets of the religious movement she herself had started.
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 Aimee Semple McPherson Resource Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aimee later wrote that Harold would send her telegrams, imploring her "to come home and 'wash the dishes'," at which point she would wire back that she "could never leave the field."(4) It was during this time that Aimee established herself less as Mrs.
When McPherson reappeared at the end of June in 1926, describing her kidnaping and later escape, the press and the public's interest in the life of Aimee Semple McPherson was unabated.
Aimee Semple McPherson referred to her Temple's "500 Room" as being "known throughout the realm of Christiandom as the modern Pool of Bethesda," a pool in Jerusalem said to have miraculous healing powers.
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 Aimee Semple McPherson
Aimee Semple McPherson was, in the 1920s the first woman to begin a movement of pentecostal revivals across America, finally putting her tent stakes down in Los Angeles.
Aimee was skyrocketed to world attention in 1926 when, 'supposedly' she was kidnapped for 39 days and held for a ransom of 500,000 dollars, a hefty sum for the roaring twenties.
Aimee Kennedy Semple McPherson was born in 1890 and raised in rural Ingersoll, Canada.
gospelgrace.com /falseprophets/aimeesemple/aimeesemplemcpherson.html   (6590 words)

 Aimee Semple McPherson
Canadian-born Aimee Semple McPherson was an itinerant preacher who had been widowed while she and her husband worked as missionaries in China.
There she might have been found seated on a red velvet throne or sprinkling rose petals into a baptismal pool or roaring onstage astride a motorcycle in a police uniform to call a stop to sin or appearing in a nurse's uniform to "rebuke" illness.
Although McPherson was welcomed back to Los Angeles by an adoring throng of 100,000, the District Attorney moved to file fraud charges against her.
www.laalmanac.com /religion/re10e.htm   (408 words)

 Kidnapping of Aimee Semple Mcpherson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aimee's first husband, Robert Semple, was a Pentecostal missionary who died in China in 1910.
She married her second husband, Harold McPherson, in 1912, and a son was born in 1913.
But Sister Aimee stuck to her kidnapping story, and in the end she was cleared of the charges.
www.usc.edu /isd/archives/la/scandals/aimee.html   (799 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Aimee discounted her parents' beliefs even more and was driven away from the traditional churches in her area.
Aimee Semple McPherson sought to avoid being labeled a "Pentecostal," but "[h]er rise to fame was inseparable from the growth of Pentecostalism," (Epstein, 265).
Aimee Semple McPherson embodied a charisma and religious strength that no one thought possible in a woman.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/Foursqu.html   (2446 words)

 Aimee Semple McPherson (2006)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aimee Semple McPherson, as director Richard Rossi portrayed her is a woman of magnificent triumphs and magnificent defeats.
Aimee's life isn't pretty, and many times she comes across as near manic-depressive or bi-polar, that is how real the calling of evangelism is in her life.
Aimee Semple McPherson has the theatrics of Moulin Rouge but the heart of the much underrated The Apostle, this film is not to be missed, there's something there for everyone.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0384798   (1101 words)

 Woman Thou Art God - Aimee Semple McPherson
Aimee had to pay off one woman for "breach of contract," and scores of others were claiming the same.
Aimee was dead, and they held a big memorial for her.
Aimee Semple McPherson is the superstar of the 12 God's Generals as chronicled by Roberts Liardon.
www.womanthouartgod.com /aimee.php   (3703 words)

 Aimee Semple McPherson (2004/5) - A Hollywood Jesus Movie Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Richard Rossi opens his biographical film, Aimee Semple McPherson, with her disappearance, then takes us back to Aimee’s early life on a Canadian farm and lets us discover who the person was behind the headlines.
In the case of McPherson, the story could have been about how wonderful she was as a healer, a preacher, and innovator.
The Aimee Semple McPherson we meet is determined to do God’s work because she has been called to do it.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /aimee.htm   (1083 words)

 Ephemera of Aimee Semple McPherson - Collection 103
Aimee was converted during a Pentecostal tent revival led by Robert Semple.
Aimee was left pregnant with no money, but managed to return to the United States with the assistance of missionary friends in 1911.
McPherson's career had its moments of sensationalism and drama as she was involved in several court battles throughout her career.
www.wheaton.edu /bgc/archives/GUIDES/103.htm   (2037 words)

 FourSquare Gospel Church - Aimee Semple McPherson
Aimee Semple McPherson was a Pentecostalist revivalist and radio pioneer, one of America's best-known religious figures in the 1920s and 1930s.
She married first the man who had been influential in her conversion, Robert Semple, a Pentecostal minister, with whom she went to China as a missionary in 1908.
With her mother as companion Aimee Semple McPherson began after World War I a very successful series of revival tours across the United States.
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 Reviews: Aimee Semple McPherson - Christianity Today Movies
The 1974 TV movie The Disappearance of Aimee was a Faye Dunaway/Bette Davis romp that never penetrated beyond her life's most sensational aspects.
Though she handles the emotional range of the role admirably, Michaels looks too kittenish to be convincing as the mature Aimee, and her screechiness in the preaching scenes—partly the director's fault, no doubt—is a serious flaw.
There are harrowing scenes of relational strain and dissolution between Aimee and her mother Minnie, Aimee and her second husband "Mac," and Aimee and her third husband David Hutton.
www.christianitytoday.com /movies/reviews/aimeesemplemcpherson.html   (1270 words)

 McPherson, Aimee Semple - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
MCPHERSON, AIMEE SEMPLE [McPherson, Aimee Semple], 1890-1944, U.S. evangelist, founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, b.
near Ingersoll, Ont. Born Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy, she was converted to Pentecostalism as a young girl and married a preacher, Robert Semple.
Not long afterward she married Harold McPherson, but she left him to take up a life of itinerant preaching, holding revival meetings along the Atlantic coast.
highbeam.com /doc/1E1:McPhersoA/McPherson,+Aimee+Semple.html?...   (231 words)

ASM is the movie about the female faith healer that was heralded at European film festival exhibition of the rough cut.
Rance Howard delivers a strong performance as Aimee's father, Mimi Michaels is riveting in her Oscar-worthy portrayal of Aimee, and the whole film is well-acted with a cast who are masters of their craft.
But she had two failed marriages, a breakdown, died of an overdose, and was not on speaking terms with her mother and daughter at the end of her life.
www.aimeesemplemcphersonmovie.com   (1065 words)

 Family Tree: Aimee Semple McPherson - Today's Christian
During the 1920s her name, Aimee Semple McPherson, appeared on the front page of America's leading newspapers three times a week.
Aimee was born in 1890, to James and Minnie Kennedy, a Methodist and a Salvation Army devotee respectively, in Ontario, Canada.
As a teenager, Aimee was introduced to Pentecostalism through the preaching of Robert Semple, whom she eventually married.
www.christianitytoday.com /tc/2001/003/13.15.html   (729 words)

 The Foursquare Church - About - History
Five years later, the 5,300-seat Angelus Temple was dedicated and became a center of healing, renewal and social outreach, as well as the birthplace of The Foursquare Church, which was founded in 1923.
The early 20th century evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson, was a pioneer of women in religion.
In 1918, she established her base in Los Angeles, Calif., where in 1923, the 5,300 seat Angelus Temple was dedicated and became the center of her revival, healing and benevolent ministries.
www.foursquarechurch.org /landing_pages/18,3.html   (228 words)

 Aimee Semple McPherson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On May 18, 1926, a woman disappeared from Venice Beach, California.  This was no ordinary missing persons case, for the woman in question was nationally known evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson.  She could heal the halt and the lame.
She could offer salvation to any one who sought it.  Her fate was the concern of thousands of followers and fans.  For a month, divers searched for her body under the pier.
He was rumored to have been more than a little intimate with Aimee.  He was also a married man. The press began to opine that Aimee and Kenneth had probably run off to a cozy love nest somewhere.
www.jazzbabies.com /nonflash/aimee.html   (171 words)

 NPR : Aimee Semple McPherson -- An Oral Mystery
All Things Considered, November 26, 1999 · Aimee Semple McPherson - Sister Aimee as she was known - was the first modern evangelist to use mass media to get out her message.
McPherson was quick to recognize the power that radio had to extend her ministry to what she called a church without walls.
Though the details of the events that led her influence to wane, and the details of her death itself remain a mystery.
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 "Shall We Gather at the River?": Aimee Semple McPherson on Prohibition
Aimee Semple McPherson, pastor of the enormous Angelus Temple in the booming city of Los Angeles, preached to a vast radio audience and pioneered the novel technique of faith healing over the airwaves.
In this audio clip from a 1924 sermon, McPherson described a loving, kind, and rewarding God instead of the severe, wrathful God of Old Testament tradition.
Amy McPherson: Leaving Los Angeles for New York, and the boat, upon which we sail immediately, I was met en route by multitudes of our friends.
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 Welcome to the IESB!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The internet was able to provide me not only with her history as an evangelist in Los Angeles, but the scandal that would follow her up to her untimely death at the age of 54 in 1944.
Aimee Semple McPherson, as director Richard Rossi portrayed her is
If you are unaware, Aimee Semple McPherson was, in her time, well, a woman before her time.
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 The Foursquare Church - Life - Heritage Center
All three entities combine to honor and accurately portray the remarkable life and ministry of Aimee Semple McPherson, world-famous evangelist and founder of The Foursquare Church.
The life and ministry of Aimee Semple McPherson is celebrated in unprecedented fashion through the renovation of her home located next door to Angelus Temple in Los Angeles.
Our Foursquare research facility houses and maintains the historical records (text and photos) pertaining to Aimee Semple McPherson’s life and the early years (up through 1945) of The Foursquare Church, focusing mainly on Angelus Temple and its ministries.
www.foursquarechurch.org /landing_pages/49,3.html   (361 words)

 Isadora Duncan, Aime Semple McPherson --- H. L. Mencken
A trivial accident in youth might have turned La Duncan into a McPherson, and another might have saved La McPherson from the pulpit and set her loose upon the stage.
La Duncan (posthumously, alas!) devotes a large part of her volume to shameless bragging about her drabbing; La McPherson (still alive, glory to God!) devotes at least a third of hers to prove that she is chaste.
The theology of La McPherson, as she expounds it in her book, is a poor thing, and not her own.
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