Amy Semple McPherson was the first woman to be granted a broadcast license from the Federal Radio Commission. She led a wild life, but I respect her for using the arts and radio to get the gospel message out as effectively as possible.
1949: The Rev. Billy Graham speaks at his first crusade in Los Angeles. The young Southern Baptist preacher drew 350,000 people over eight weeks to a huge tent. Graham quoted Scripture “All across Europe, people know that time is running out,” he said. “Now that Russia has the atomic bomb, the world is in an armament race driving us to destruction.” The event catapulted him to religious stardom.
Maria Woodworth-Etter: A Powerful Voice in the Pentecostal Movement. When the Assemblies of God began in 1914, the subject of signs and wonders was encouraged by the dynamic preaching and remarkable faith of evangelist Maria B. Woodworth-Etter.