Get a sense of Aimee Semple McPherson's theatrically staged sermons that packed Angelus Temple while listening to the Pentecostal preacher in various settings around the world.
A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered such a thing. The contradictions and passions of her life are a window into the world of global Pentecostalism that touches as many as half a billion lives today.
Archival film footage of Aimee Semple McPherson included in Hearst Metrotone News reels. View the charismatic, and slightly quirky, delivery of a tech-savvy evangelist of the 1930s.
Margaret Poloma recommended to Krista that she read historian Mel Robeck's "readable and very good" entry on Sister Aimee's life and acts — a concise couple of pages well worth your time.
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
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Aimee Semple McPherson preaches to her flock at Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, California in 1931.
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