Heroines of the faith: Aimee Semple McPherson

An extraordinary and controversial woman, Aimee Semple McPherson was like a movie star in the 1920s. But hundreds of thousands were converted under her ministry, thousands claimed healing, and her social ministries helped vast numbers during the Great Depression.

Here’s a documentary about her early life:

The second and third parts of the documentary can be seen here and here.

Aimee Semple McPherson was founder of the Foursquare Denomination, which is based on the fourfold foundation of Jesus Christ as Savior, Spirit-baptizer, healer and coming King. Attendance in these churches in this country is 257,000 with 7.9 million attending around the world.