Bill Subritzky

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Wilfred Allen ("Bill") Subritzky, from Auckland, New Zealand, was a lawyer and property developer from the mid-1950s until the mid-1980s. His company, Universal Homes, mass-produced homes in standard designs. It sold 14,000 homes over the 30-year period of Subritzky's involvement.[1]

In 1971 he became involved in the Charismatic movement, and became an independent evangelist and healer. Subritzky's faith healing ministry, Dove Ministries, distributes pamphlets, books, videos etc. of his teaching and his evangelistic healing meetings. He is a charismatic Anglican but the style of his ministry is more similar to Pentecostals such as the late Derek Prince.[2]

Subritzky was a proponent of the Toronto Blessing and its introduction into New Zealand. He frequently attributes problems, whether physical, spiritual, emotional or psychological, to the influence of demons, which he claims to "cast out".[3] He also claims to have insight through the "word of knowledge" into people's sins, etc., which have made them vulnerable to demonic influence.[4] Skeptics have questioned his claim that he has ability to cure ailments such as asthma, arthritis and cancer; stating that he uses psychological manipulation to make people feel as though they are healed.[5][6]

In 1986, Bill Subritzky and other conservative Christians helped establish the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, a right-wing Christian pressure group formed to oppose the socially-liberal policies of the Fourth Labour Government.[7] He was married to Lucy Patricia (Pat), who died in 2011.

Bill has since married Kaylene. "Bill and Kaylene were married at St Phillip's Church, St Heliers, on Saturday 18th February 2012. The Rev Brian Jenkins officiated, supported by Rev Michael Berry and The Venerable Carol Graham, who is a long-time friend of Kaylene's." (www.doveministries.com)

Bill wrote his autobiography On the Cutting Edge: The Bill Subritzky Story in 1993. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ " The Cutting Edge : The Bill Subritzky Story " p 98.
  2. ^ Shaw, Bob (June 29, 1998). "Evangelist plans to make Good Word his last word". The Evening Post. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ Brown, Andrew (September 15, 1990). "Evangelist can find a demon for every ill". The Independent. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ Brown, Andrew (February 14, 1990). "Evangelist delivers demon warning". The Independent. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sceptics question faith healing". Television New Zealand. 2006-10-24. 
  6. ^ Crewdson, Patrick (May 21, 2007). "Exorcism exercise for fired-up faithful". The Dominion Post. p. 3. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ Jesson, Bruce; Ryan, Allanah; Spoonley, Paul (1988). "Chapter 4: Remoralising Politics". Revival of the Right: New Zealand Politics in the 1980s (1st ed.). Heinemann Reed. p. 56. ISBN 0-7900-0003-2. 
  8. ^ Published by Sovereign World Ltd (Kent, UK) ISBN 1 85240 107 9 PB ; ISBN 1 85240 131 1 HB.

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