Wilbert LeRoy Cosper

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Wilbert LeRoy Cosper
Wilbert LeRoy Cosper - portrait.jpg

As pictured in Nature's Way, c. 1917

Born 9 July 1873(1873-07-09)
Died 10 April 1948 (74) [1]
Los Angeles, California
Noted work(s) "Nature's Way" (1917)
Spouse(s) Wilma Alice Pearson (m. 1917; dv. 1939)

Wilbert LeRoy Cosper (July 9, 1873 - April 10, 1948) was an American mind healer and preacher, the Bishop of his Christian Philosophical Institute and self-styled "Apostle of the Divine Chemist." Cosper was noted in press coverage for his use of such features as boxing matches and vaudeville dancers on the pulpit to draw crowds to his sermons.

Selected Bibliography

Selected Filmography

  • Cosper, Wilbert LeRoy, dir. The Kingdom of Human Hearts, 1921.

Press Coverage

Adultery Charge in Eureka, Ca. (1917)

Prize Fighters and Dancing Girls on the Pulpit (1924)

Former Secretary Sues (1924)

"Practicing Medicine Without a License" (1924-26)



  1. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2014), Wilbert Leroy Cosper, 10 Apr 1948; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.