Ernest Holmes (1887-1960) was the founder of the Science of Mind philosophy and movement. Ernest Holmes's teachings are based on both Eastern and Western traditions, and the empirical laws of science and metaphysics. Science of Mind is a spiritual philosophy that people throughout the world have come to know as a positive, supportive approach to life. These ancient truths have kept pace with and proven their relevancy in today's global village and its expanding technology and warp-speed changes.
Author of The Science of Mind, the seminal book on his teachings, Holmes also founded the monthly periodical, Science of Mind magazine, which has been in continuous monthly publication since 1927.
Through lectures, radio, television programs, tape recordings, books and magazines, Ernest Holmes has introduced millions of people to the simple principles of successful living that he called "the Science of Mind." His other works include Creative Mind, This Thing Called You, Thoughts Are Things, La Ciencia de la Mente, Effective Prayer and This Thing Called Life.
Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith was ordained as a minister of Religious Science in 1985. He is founder and minister of the Agape International Center of Truth, home of the Agape Church of Religious Science, one of the nation's largest multi-cultural, multi-racial, trans-denominational spiritual communities. Rev. Beckwith is a distinguished humanitarian, teacher, mentor, songwriter and producer. He is in demand the world over as a speaker and facilitator. He is regularly heard on the "Life Is Good!" radio program every Sunday evening in Los Angeles and the Agape Television Ministry nationwide on Sunday afternoons.
Rev. Michael Beckwith and the Agape Church were awarded the Samata Karma Award in the field of community Service by the Samata Yoga & Health Institute. He was awarded the first Angel of the Year Award from the Children's Life-Saving Foundation. Rev. Michael is the recipient of the State of California Certificate of Recognition for outstanding service to the community and for dynamic religious leadership as well as a commendation from the mayor of Santa Monica for Excellence in Spiritual Leadership and Community Development. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Hollywood and Vine Recovery Center and Stops for Recovery. He was honored by the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.) as one of the top ten ministers in Los Angeles. At the Sixth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Celebration in Los Angeles, he was presented the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award.