It was with the aim of “Worldwide, Interdenominational Evangelism” that Aimee Semple McPherson dedicated Angelus Temple on January 1, 1923. Shortly thereafter, an evangelistic training institute was created. And in 1927, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel came into existence. The Vine and the Branches traces the growth of the Foursquare church, its doctrine, organization, mission to the world, and even its difficulties. Written by one who himself had been a productive participant in much of its history, this book provides an honest, accurate and perceptive record of those who have contributed to its present role in the body of Christ.