The trend involving celebrities following evangelists began way before the Beatles became disciples of the Maharshi in 1967. Yes, this spiritual trend started way back in the 1920s! It all started with Aimee Semple McPherson aka Sister Aimee. She was an acclaimed faith healer, who had many celebrities as her devout followers. The Foursquare Church also happens to be her brainchild.
Now the celebrity guru had to match the lifestyle of her celebrity followers. Hence she acquired a palatial luxury property in Lake Elsinore, California. The property, built in 1929 was congruent to the Hollywood lifestyle due to its posh locality, design, and furnishing.
McPherson was also quite ahead of her times. She was amongst the first new age gurus to use the radio in order to reach out to her adherents. She had such an immense following that some of her public gatherings attracted more than 30,000 people. Many of these gatherings were organised at her Lake Elsinore abode.
The property has 4,400 square feet of living space that includes 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a living room, a dining room and the quintessential for any evangelist, a prayer tower. This very regal dwelling is listed at $1.495 million. For more information, check out realtor.com.