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Official Foursquare Church Web Site

The term "Foursquare Gospel" came about during an intense revival in the city of Oakland, Calif. in July 1922. As thousands had gathered to hear the gospel, the evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson described a vision God had given her, taken from Ezekiel's vision in the book of Ezekiel, Chapter One.

USC Library

In a time when tele-evangelists seem to inundate the airwaves with their own cable channels and are just another stop in an evening's channel surfing, it's easy to forget an earlier time, when revival meetings were as exciting as the circus coming to town, and evangelists were treated like rock stars. For Los Angeles, the premiere evangelist of those days was Aimee Semple McPherson.

Angelus Temple National Historic Landmark

Her doctrines--summarized as the "Foursquare Gospel"-- have served as a model for many modern Pentacostal evangelists. McPherson had Angelus Temple constructed following her design guidance in 1923. It is an unusal gore-shaped, domed, reinforced concrete auditorium that seats 5,300. The dome, surmounted by a highly visible neon-lit cross, served as a beacon to the vast numbers who came to hear Sister Aimee preach. During the Depression the Temple provided an important food and shelter service to the entire community.

Canadian Foursquare Church

The Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada is a Christ-centered national movement dedicated to serving people through planting and sustaining healthy local churches.

Canadian Foursquare Church History

When Aimee Semple McPherson's life was concluded in 1944, the leadership of the Foursquare movement was entrusted to her only son, Rolf K. McPherson. Subsequently, he would serve as the president and chairman of the board of directors for forty-four years. The change of a generation in leadership did not slow the progress of the denomination. By 1949, the number of churches had increased from 355 to 521 and two states were added, from 33 to 35. Today, there is a Foursquare church in every state of the union, and over 125 countries around the world.

Aimee Semple McPherson Movie

Aimee awaits the ocean of Heaven's embrace to wash over her in the new feature "Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple McPherson Story," available now at Amazon, Netflix, and Blockbuster.

God's Generals/Christian History

Perhaps what Aimee Semple McPherson is most remembered for today is founding the Foursquare denomination that is still growing today. However, her life was marked by an unprecedented boldness in speaking and ministry from early childhood.

United Pentecostal Church

To reach out and welcome people into a safe place where they can be restored and released into their God-given dreams gifts and calling.

Tacoma Foursquare Church

The United Pentecostal Church International announces the election of the Reverend Doctor David K. Bernard as General Superintendent of the 3-million-member church. The ministers of the organization selected Reverend Bernard at their 85th annual General Conference held in St Louis last week.

PBS American Experience Movie

Sister Aimee tells the dramatic life story Aimee Semple McPherson, the controversial, charismatic, wildly popular evangelist who was instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture and American politics.

Aimee Semple McPherson on Facebook

A Facebook page dedicated to Aimee Semple Mcpherson.

Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

Upon the death of Aimee Semple McPherson in 1944, Rolf McPherson became president of the four corporate entities she had established: Echo Park Evangelistic Association, The Church of the Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, and LIFE Bible College. In addition, he became the pastor of Angelus Temple.