Aimee Semple McPherson: The Incredible Disappearing Evangelist

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Aimee Semple McPherson was an American phenomenon even before she went missing for five weeks in 1926.

Next RP entry up next week – for now, enjoy the thoroughly twisty tale of Aimee Semple McPherson: an incredibly popular (and conservative) preacher whose complicated life involved kidnappings, hoaxes, adultery, and more.

You may not agree with what she preached, but damn if her life story didn’t take some interesting (and abrupt) turns.

  • Stephanie Trump

    I used to attend a Thursday night Bible study at a Foursquare Church. Who knew it was founded by someone so colorful