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The Golden Gate Spiritualist Church was granted its charter from the National Spiritualist Association of Churches on April 5, 1924. The church was founded by Rev. Florence Harwood Becker, with the support of a small group of devoted Spiritualists. A building fund had begun earlier, with money for a church property and building raised through holding socials at member's homes on a regular weekly basis. The fund raising efforts continued through the 1940s.
The church first held services in the Redman's Building at 240 Golden Gate Avenue and continued at that location until the building was sold in April, 1947. The congregation moved to the Native Sons building at 414 Mason Street.
Accumulated Church Building Funds made an offer possible in 1951 for the Crocker Mansion, located at 1901 Franklin Street. The building, built in the Italian Renaissance style for Margaret E. Crocker, widow of Judge Edwin B. Crocker of the California Supreme Court, was built in circa 1900.
The members remodeled the interior to make it suitable for a church.
Rev. Becker, born February 16, 1892, the church founding pastor, principal medium and beloved teacher, continued in those roles until
she passed to Spirit on July 12, 1970.
Reverend Florence Becker quotes:
"No one eats for you, no one sleeps for you, don't let anybody think for you."
"You pause, you think, you apply, you concentrate, you meditate. Then search for that mighty treasure. When you have found it, nothing can take it from you."
"Concentration is pointedly focusing on one thing until it vanishes and only the meaning remains on the mind."
"If you reach a point of concentration, nothing (coarser) can get in."
Reverend Florence Becker
Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
President - Michael Franklin
Vice-President - Susan Hazard
Treasurer - David Haddick
Secretary - Barbara Dullea
Director - June Johnson
Susan Hazard - Certified Medium
Susan Hazard is a National Spiritualist Association of Churches Certified Medium who perceives your aura - your energy field- as flowers and other symbolic objects. "Your ever-changing aura reveals your state of mind, concerns, interests- your life, opening the doorway to Spirit communication for information and messages from your family and friends, guides, teachers, and mentors to you. She offers insight into current life path in a positive and uplifting manner, with compassion, understanding, truthfulness, accuracy and humor. Susan has been practicing her gift for over twenty years, assisting you in understanding your role as a spiritual being living a human experience.
Mediums Serving the Church
Tom Flynn, world-renowned medium, healer, teacher and author knows how to lift the spirits. For decades he has been communicating with and offering messages from loved ones in spirit. Tom, who trained as a medium in the United Kingdom, lives in England. He has been a member of the Golden Gate Spiritualist Church for over ten years. "Some people get very emotional when their loved ones who've passed on reach out to them. I'm trying to demonstrate that there is something for us to grasp. There is an after-world."
Melissa Haddick is a Spiritualist medium and a longtime member of the Golden Gate Spiritualist Church of San Francisco. She serves as a frequent platform medium and a speaker at the church, and was board secretary of the California State Spiritualist Association for five years. She has been investigating the science, philosophy, and religion of Spiritualism since her first visit to GGSC and is pursuing certification and ministerial studies through the educational program of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches.
Sheila Medina is the granddaughter of a Shaman healer, Monserratte, and inherited her gifts from her. She has been a medium, healer and speaker at the Golden Gate Spiritualist Church since 2001. Sheila has also co-facilitated a mediums development circle with James Bae at Celebrate Life Spiritualist Community.
Hassan Zee has been communicating with and giving evidential messages from loves on the other side for over five years. After moving to San Francisco in 2000, Hassan had his first out-of-body experience (OBE), which was his calling from the Spirit World. Hassan's clairvoyant, clairsentient and claircognizant skills developed at Golden Gate Spiritualist Church where he has given spirit greetings from those in spirit.
Hassan is dedicated to spreading the message of Spirit, that our loved ones never leave us and are always near us giving us hope and sending us love from the other side. We just have to connect with them.