Bill Johnson (pastor)

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Bill Johnson (born 1951) is a Charismatic Christian revivalist, itinerant speaker, author, and a Senior Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California.[1] He has been featured in video segments by Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN),[2][3] Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and various Darren Wilson films such as Father of Lights and Holy Ghost Reborn.


Johnson is a fifth-generation pastor.[4] His father, M. Earl Johnson had been senior pastor at Bethel Church, then an Assemblies of God church, in Redding from 1968 to 1982. Bill Johnson met his future wife Beni at Bethel in 1969.[5] They served as pastors of Mountain Chapel in Weaverville, California from 1978 to 1996.[1] In 1987, seeking a revival of healing, he attended a conference with John Wimber.[1] He received further inspiration when attending the Toronto Blessing revival in 1995. Bill and Beni Johnson returned to Bethel Church in Redding as pastors in February 1996. In 1998,[6] they started the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry to "train up a generation that walks in 'revival culture'".[7]

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  1. ^ a b c "Bill". Bill Johnson Ministries. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Living a Life of Miracles - CBN TV - Video". 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Miracles Outside the Church Walls - CBN TV - Video". 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Biographies - Bill Johnson". Morningstar Ministries. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Beni (2009). The Happy Intercessor. Destiny Image. p. 21. ISBN 0-7684-2753-3. 
  6. ^ "BSSM Mission". Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Johnson, Beni (2009). The Happy Intercessor. Destiny Image. p. 27. ISBN 0-7684-2753-3. 

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