Aimee Elizabeth Semple is Ordained

Aimee Elizabeth Semple is Ordained

McPherson with her "Gospel car" (1918)
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Aimee Elizabeth Semple, who will later found the Foursquare Gospel church, is ordained to the ministry in Chicago with her husband Robert Semple. Aimee Semple McPherson will be a pioneer in America in the use of modern media technology, especially the radio.

McPherson will use the growing popularity of radio as a form of entertainment to inject her own religious sermons and ideas into popular American culture.

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