Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson

Will Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson be the next historical religious figure to make it to Broadway?

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.