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Hollywood Saint

book cover image Aimee Semple McPherson

The "most famous woman in America" was born and raised just outside Ingersoll. Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944) healed hundreds at tent revivals across North America until she built The Angelus Temple in Hollywood, 1923.

Her Temple's soup kitchen fed thousands, no questions asked, during the Depression. Both the Temple and the International Four Square Gospel Church she founded are still going strong.

How popular was Sister Aimee? Presumed drowned in 1926, her 'death' sent America into a state of mourning "not seen since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln". Charles Barfoot tells Aimee's story and assesses her impact on modern pentecostalism.

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