Johnson was born in Minnesota in 1951 and became a Christian as a young child. Soon after, Johnson read seven books on prayer, which significantly affected his perspective and subsequent ministry.
Johnson's father, Melvin Earl Johnson (1929-2004) was the senior pastor at Bethel Church in Redding from 1968-1982 and subsequently became Executive Officer of the Northern California/Nevada District Council of the Assemblies of God. Earl Johnson had four children, all of whom are in full-time ministry.
Bill Johnson and his wife have three children: Eric, Brian and Leah.
Bill Johnson - Watch Sermon: Why All Things Work Together for Good. How can we be sure that all things will work together for good? Bill Johnson takes us through Romans chapter 8, and the wonderful promises of God to make all things work together for our good. If God is for us who can be against us, especially when Jesus and the Holy Spirit are both interceding for us. We can trust Him in every circumstance, knowing He is working all things together for our good.
Learn How to Think, Not What to Think. Rediscover Bethel Series - Bill Johnson | January-18-2022. Bill Johnson and Bethel Associate Pastor and Dean of BSSM Dann Farrelly discuss teaching people how to think, not telling them what to think. This is from the final episode of the series.
Bill Johnson - Watch Full Sermon: Birthing Prayer. God is calling us to go beyond convenience and co-labor with Him through prayer, that we would see His will carried out on the earth. We have the opportunity to “birth” the promises of God as we labor and partner with Him in prayer. He didn’t promise this journey would be free from suffering or pain, but we will see His purposes fulfilled as we hold onto and stand firm upon His Word. Refuse to settle for anything less than the promises of God for your life.
Bill Johnson - Watch Sermon: God's Presence Is His Voice. Do you struggle to hear God’s voice but you sense His Presence? God’s Presence is His voice. It’s in our nature to hear from God, and our main challenge is not that we don’t hear God’s voice, but perhaps that we don’t recognize the different ways He is speaking to us. You were designed to hear God’s voice.
Bill Johnson - Watch Full Sermon: You Will Recover All. “You will recover all” is a promise that the Lord gave to David in one of his darkest moments. Bill Johnson teaches about stewarding the promises of God, and strengthening ourselves in the Lord. This is a year in which we will “recover all” as we lean into and partner with God’s word over our lives.
Bill Johnson - Watch Sermon: Five Fold Ministry: Is Bill Johnson an Apostle? Is Bill Johnson an Apostle? Are Apostles for today? Bill Johnson and Bethel Associate Pastor and Dean of BSSM Dann Farrelly discuss the Five-Fold Ministry and how it is active and moving in the Church today.
Bill Johnson - Watch Full Sermon: A New Day of Miracles. Bill Johnson speaks about a new day of miracles. Healing is an expression of God's holiness, and was always intended to be part of salvation. Sickness is to our bodies what sin is to our souls, and Jesus came to redeem us from both. Bill invites us to continue pressing in for miracles and complete freedom for ourselves and others as we represent Christ on earth.
Physical Manifestations of the Spirit. Rediscover Bethel Series - Bill Johnson December-28-2021. There are many different physical manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Most physical manifestations are found in the Bible, and some are not as easily found. In this video, you watch Bill Johnson and Bethel Associate Pastor and Dean of BSSM Dann Farrelly discuss the physical manifestations of The Holy Spirit. The topics include: being drunk in the Spirit, Holy Laughter, how to know if it is Holy Spirit or a different spirit, gold dust, glory clouds, and more!
Bill Johnson - Watch Full Sermon: Promises Fulfilled. Hope deferred can make a heart sick, but a promise fulfilled is a tree of life. Bill Johnson teaches about how promises fulfilled reveal God and our destiny. Let's pray hard and take risks this year to see the breakthrough God has for all of us.
Bill Johnson - Watch Sermon: Glory Clouds and Gold Dust, Signs and Wonders
Have you heard of or seen the glory cloud and gold dust that appeared at Bethel Church in Redding, California, in 2001? When this happened, gold dust swirled in the air and created what has been referred to as a glory cloud. This was a supernatural phenomenon that took place many times here at Bethel Church. We don't know the reason as to why it showed up and why it left.
In this video, Bill Johnson and Bethel Associate Pastor and Dean of BSSM Dann Farrelly discuss the glory cloud and gold dust that appeared at Bethel Church. They explain in detail their process and even how they investigated it to confirm that it was Holy Spirit moving. They clarify that there was no glitter put into the air conditioning units by someone.