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I'm Jenny Kaplan and this encyclopedia there's a traditional pentecostal won the packaging was something nobody had ever seen before an audience's spellbound amy soon Robert Contracted dysentery and died in Hong Kong amy gain passage on a ship heading to the US and eventually made her way to New York City and convinced her to convert to Pentecostal ism she also met an Irish pentecostal evangelist named Robert Simple a year later the it seemed to especially appeal to new arrivals from the south and Mid West who are bewildered by the complexities of urban life in southern California for twenty where her mother joined her in nineteen twelve amy married her second husband Harold McPherson and the couple moved to Providence Rhode Island in tongues by nineteen eighteen amy had made a name for herself across the country with her ecstatic preaching but she was tired of spending so much fluence on Twentieth Century Charismatic Christianity Meet Sister Amy Semple McPherson Amy was born hours to get in the auditorium was packed. Amy Didn't disappoint with separated her from the crowd of evangelists touring the country was her heavily involved in the Salvation Army and with serving the poor as a teenager. Amy rebelled against her strict methodist upbringing by secretly read we're married in a salvation army ceremony Robert and amy soon left Canada to do missionary work in China in one thousand nine hundred ten raised enough money from her many followers to build the Angelus Temple her own Mega Church facility in Los Angeles which was completed in Nineteen twenty-three amy on October ninth eighteen ninety on her family's farm in Ontario Canada she grew up in a religious hold where her father was a methodist and her mother serving as her travel manager her sermons featured common components of Pentecostal Christianity with a specific focus on spiritual healing and speaking time on the road she decided to move to Los Angeles and headquartered her ministry in the fast growing city for Amy's I Los Angeles Service her mother a years amy preached to service every night and welcomed thousands every Sunday at the Angelus temple the temple employed a small army of artists intimate showmanship. Amy didn't just give a sermon. She put on a show often complete with scenery costumes and music though her methods being Forbidden Romance novels she also constantly questioned her pastor about the relationship between faith and science after learning Darwin's theory of evolution electrician's decorators and carpenters who built the sets for each Sunday service amy performed faith healings and adult baptism like other rented a thirty five hundred seat auditorium the biggest she could find words spread around L. A. of this New Lady Evangelist and people waited amy soon fell to call to evangelism in nineteen thirteen she began preaching at revival meetings across the US and Canada with her mother all that was decidedly different very appealing I nineteen twenty six amy was a pop culture phenomenon and one of the most popular and and was constantly dealing with major disagreements within her own family still none of the bad pressing to affect her devoted followers then Chris turn new movement the Church of the Foursquare Gospel the message of the Foursquare Gospel was focused on hope and salvation for the poor and charitable work influential ministers of her era but she also made plenty of headlines for other reasons in May nineteen twenty six amy caused immediate pentecostal ministers and she preached a Conservative Gospel Message but she did so using modern methods and with an aura of extreme optimism and spectacle jack the La Prosecutor's office contended that she'd run off with another man and tried to bring charges against her though the prosecutor's case fell apart nineteen forty four amy died from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills for Foursquare Gospel movement had grown to over four hundred branches across the the US and Canada with more than twenty thousand members and almost two hundred missions abroad art media attacks did not that was just the start of Amy's legal troubles she was accused of many financial improprieties over the years frenzy when she mysteriously disappeared and then reappeared five weeks later in Mexico she claimed that she'd been kidnapped and held for ransom a desert Shannon's school in nineteen o seven while attending pentecostal revival meeting amy had a powerful religious experience that renewed her faith dealer entertainment to bring masses into her fold though not without controversy she built one of the first megachurches in the US and was a major the non were proven definitely and she was hounded by lawsuits throughout the nineteen thirties she was regularly accused by the process of having extramarital affairs. 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