Aimee Semple McPherson
Historical Figure
Nationality: Canada
Religion: Pentecostalism
Date of Birth: 1890
Date of Death: 1944
Cause of Death: Accidental drug overdose
Occupation: Minister
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): Grantville Gazette XXI
Type of Appearance: Reference
Aimee Semple McPherson (October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also called Sister Aimee, was a Canadian-born evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s. She founded the Foursquare Church. McPherson has been noted as a pioneer in the use of modern media, especially radio, which she drew upon through the growing appeal of popular entertainment in North America.

Aimee Semple McPherson in 1632Edit

Pentecostal Phyllis Dobbs gave Dieter Fischer the book, Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson in return for helping her husband Slater Dobbs. John Chalker later lectured Fischer about McPherson's life struggle with her previous three husbands, in which Fischer was clearly surprised by McPherson's later divorces. After reading McPherson's biography, Fischer was impressed by McPherson.

It was McPherson's practice of often converting existing churches to her faith rather than starting new churches of her own, that inspired Fischer, with advice from Georg Heinrich, to start a revival tour to spread the Pentecostal faith throughout Germany.