BirthdayOctober 9, 1890
BirthplaceSalford, Canada

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Aimee Semple McPherson

    Full name: Aimee Semple McPherson
    Also known as: Aimee Semple McPherson, McPherson, Aimee Semple
    Professions: Canadian-American evangelist

  2. Aimee Semple McPherson Known for

    Founding the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel

  3. Aimee Semple McPherson Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 27th of September, 1944 (Age: 53)

  4. Aimee Semple McPherson Biography

    Template:Multiple issuesAimee Semple McPherson (October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also known as Sister Aimee, was a Canadian-American Los Angeles–based evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s. She founded the Foursquare Church. McPherson has been noted as a pioneer in the use of modern media, especially radio, and was the second woman to be granted a broadcast license. She used radio to draw on the growing appeal of popular entertainment in North America and incorporated other forms into her weekly sermons at Angelus Temple.In her time she was the most publicized Christian evangelist, surpassing Billy Sunday and her other predecessors. She conducted public faith-healing demonstrations before large crowds, allegedly healing tens of thousands of people. McPherson's articulation of the United States as a nation founded and sustained by divine inspiration continues to be echoed by many pastors in churches today. News coverage sensationalized misfortunes with family and church members; particularly inflaming accusations she had fabricated her reported kidnapping, turning it into a national spectacle. McPherson's preaching style, extensive charity work and ecumenical contributions were a major influence in revitalization of American Evangelical Christianity in the 20th century.

  5. Aimee Semple McPherson Family

    Spouse: Harold Stewart McPherson
    Parents: Mildred Ona Pearce, James Morgan Kennedy

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