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 (September-25-2020) Watch Sermon: Choose Your Stronghold. Trust is essential to our relationship with God. Bill Johnson delivers an impactful message on overcoming mental strongholds and trusting in God. Walk with Jesus as he releases grace to be free from all strongholds. Scripture References: 2 Corinthians 10: 3-5 Proverbs 21: 22 Nahum 1 Hebrews 11: 6 Luke 10
Bill Johnson (September-22-2020) Watch Message: How to Maintain Relationship Despite Conflicting Beliefs. In this monthly video blog, Pastor Bill Johnson shares strategies for maintaining relationships even when beliefs are conflicting. It is important to celebrate what God is doing in a person while focusing on the tenants of faith that are essential.
Bill Johnson (September-19-2020) Watch Sermon: The Mandate for Miracles. Experiencing miracles is our mandate. Bill Johnson reminds us of what Jesus has commissioned us to do on this earth. May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Bill Johnson (September-14-2020) Watch Message: Healing Breakthrough. In this weekly Q&A, Pastor Bill shares his thoughts on the believer's process of learning to use the authority that we've been given. While all things are made new in our hearts, we are always growing and maturing in faith.
Bill Johnson (September-10-2020) Watch Sermon: Jumpstart Your Faith. In this full sermon at Bethel Church, Bill Johnson encourages the church to discover a deeper realm of faith. It is time to up the ante.
Bill Johnson (September-09-2020) Watch Q&A: What Moves Me Emotionally. In this week's Q&A, Pastor Bill shares how honor, kindness, and integrity are three things that move him emotionally.
Bill Johnson (September-05-2020) Watch Sermon: God Of Transformation: Transformed Mind, Transformed Nation. This message is part 3 of the Bethel Church's series, God of Transformation. Bill Johnson teaches about the renewed mind and its role in transformation. A transformed mind transforms a person and a transformed person transforms a city.
Bill Johnson (September 01 2020) Watch Message: Falling in Love With Scripture. In this monthly video blog, Pastor Bill shares the importance of learning to value, invite, and encounter the Holy Spirit in the reading of the Word. Look for both what He has said and what He is currently saying through it. Scripture is living and is meant to be encountered with the presence of Holy Spirit.
Bill Johnson (August-29-2020) Watch Sermon: Sanctification and the Sword. To forsake all to follow Jesus is the entrance to a supernatural lifestyle. Bill Johnson unpacks the cost of growth and resurrection. We are called to live from glory to glory.
Bill Johnson (August-25-2020) Watch Message: Faith Explores What Revelation Reveals. The impact of real faith is measurable. It's not enough to have a theology of God's goodness, we must press in to experience it. Faith will lead us to explore the promises God has given us.
Bill Johnson (August-21-2020) Watch Sermon: Principles of Warfare. Bill Johnson shares with us principles of warfare that equip us to implement the victory Jesus already paid for us. We fight from victory not for victory. Scripture References: 2 Kings 6, 2 Chronicles 20, Zachariah 1 : 18
Bill Johnson (August-17-2020) Watch Message: Seeking Spiritual Fathers. In this Q&A, Pastor Bill Johnson shares how we can accomplish a lot more by living out of our identity as a child of God than we can when we try to earn it and how the Lord often uses our earthly fathers and mother to teach us to hear His voice.
Bill Johnson (August-14-2020) Watch Sermon: Great Faith. Faith does not come from striving but is the product of surrender. Bill Johnson teaches us that we were created to have great faith and see the impossible happen! Scripture References: John 20:21, Ephesians 5, Hebrews 5.
Kris Vallotton | Bethel Church (August-10-2020) Watch Sermon: Power to Change. Bethel.TV exists to export what is happening at Bethel Church to the world. We fuel revival by empowering people to experience an authentic relationship with God wherever they are. Through sermons, worship, conferences, classes, and over a decade of resources, we aim to translate the culture of heaven into daily life.
Bill Johnson (August-10-2020) Q&A: The Major Influences in My Life. In this Q&A video, Pastor Bill shares how his dad was a major influence in his life. Teaching him to prioritize the presence of God and the concept of the priesthood of the believer.
Bill Johnson (August-09-2020) Watch Sermon: Strategies for Transformation. This full sermon was shared at Bethel Church during the COVID-19 shutdown. In this message, Pastor Bill shares about the strength when two or three are gathered in His name and our need for the felt presence of God.
BILL JOHNSON (August-07-2020) Watch Sermon: God Is Inviting Us Into An Encounter With Him. There’s more to your relationship with God than just serving Him. He wants to have an intimate, personal relationship with you. Hear more from Bill Johnson as he shares about having an encounter with the Holy Spirit at the 2020 Southwest Believers’ Convention.
Bill Johnson (August-05-2020) Watch Message: Citizens of Another World. Bethel.TV exists to export what is happening at Bethel Church to the world. We fuel revival by empowering people to experience an authentic relationship with God wherever they are. Through sermons, worship, conferences, classes, and over a decade of resources, we aim to translate the culture of heaven into daily life.
Bill Johnson (August-04-2020) Q&A: Dealing With Loss and Devastation. When dealing with loss and devastation there is no real solution apart from the presence of the Lord. Getting alone and honest with God is essential to navigating hard circumstances. In this Q&A, Pastor Bill also shares the importance of finding comfort through the scriptures by reading out of the Psalms.
Bill Johnson (jULY-31-2020) Watch Sermon: The Devil's Tactics. In the latest sermon from Bethel Church Pastor Bill Johnson shares on discerning the devil's tactics and maintaining our focus on Christ.
Bill Johnson (July-29-2020) Watch Message: Christ Focused. Bethel.TV exists to export what is happening at Bethel Church to the world. We fuel revival by empowering people to experience an authentic relationship with God wherever they are. Through sermons, worship, conferences, classes, and over a decade of resources, we aim to translate the culture of heaven into daily life.
Bill Johnson (July-27-2020) Message: How I read the Bible. In this month's video blog, Pastor Bill shares his process when reading the bible and how to stay hungry for the Word of God.
Bill Johnson (July-23-2020) Watch Sermon: Praying From Presence. This message is Week Two of Part Two of the series Life of a Disciple. Bill Johnson encourages us to pray from a burning heart for Jesus. Sometimes the strength of our prayer is affected by the place we pray from.
Bill Johnson (July-21-2020) Message: The Danger of Introspection. In this Q&A, Pastor Bill shares how introspection can distract from our confidence in God.
Brian Johnson & Bill Johnson (July-16-2020) Message: The Importance Of Worship. In this unique Sunday morning service at Bethel Church, Bill Johnson and Brian Johnson from Bethel Music discuss the importance of worship and its connection to revival.
Bill Johnson (July-11-2020) Message: Seek His Face. Bethel.TV exists to export what is happening at Bethel Church to the world. We fuel revival by empowering people to experience an authentic relationship with God wherever they are. Through sermons, worship, conferences, classes, and over a decade of resources, we aim to translate the culture of heaven into daily life.
Bill Johnson (July-09-2020) Sermon: Fighting on Our Knees. We’ve been called to a lifestyle of prayer. In this message, Pastor Bill Johnson teaches from 2 Chronicles 7:14 on the significance of prayer. The Lord puts the weight of responsibility for transformation on the shoulders of His own people - the ones to whom He has given His name. It’s from our knees that we have the greatest affect on the world around us; it’s our connection with the heart of God that gives us the authority to represent Him well and see His will done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Bill Johnson (July-07-2020) Sermon: How a Word from God is Tested. In this Q&A video, Pastor Bill Johnson discusses how to test a word from the Lord and the importance of feeding our hearts on what God has said.
Bill Johnson (June-29-2020) Message: The Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy. In this month's video blog, Pastor Bill shares how sharing testimonies can create opportunities for them to be replicated in the life of others.
Bill Johnson (June-25-2020) Q&A: Maintaining a Kingdom Lifestyle in the Midst of Difficulties. In this Q&A video, Pastor Bill shares how to maintain a Kingdom perspective despite what circumstances are present.
In this Q&A video, Pastor Bill shares how rest is an inside job and the importance of learning how to live from the presence of God
Bill Johnson (June-16-2020) Sermon: Love Versus Fear. Bill Johnson talks about love versus fear. When God gives a command He empowers us to do what we previously couldn't do. So when the Lord tells us not to fear, it means there is the grace to be victorious. Scripture Reference: 1 John 4, Isaiah 54: 14, Philippians 1: 27, Isaiah 51, Joel 3, Isaiah 54:13.
Bill Johnson (June-10-2020) Message: How to Honor People You Don’t Agree With. In this Q&A, Bill Johnson shares the importance of honoring those that you don't agree with and how to pray for them with hope.
HOLY SPIRIT UNITY - Bill Johnson (June-03-2020). Diversity is required for biblical unity. Pastor Bill Johnson explains to us what God has to say about unity and the part we have to make it a reality. We are not only living to live in comfort and pleasure, but to make a difference! Proverbs 25:2, Acts 1,2:14, Ephesians 4:2, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Bill Johnson (June-02-2020) Message: Balancing Family Life and Ministry. In this video, Pastor Bill shares his approach to balancing family life and ministry.
Bill Johnson (May-28-2020) Sermon: Remember, God is on your side, empowering you for every good work
Bill Johnson (May-27-2020) Q&A: Growing in the Supernatural | Pursuing Breakthrough for Healing. In this video, Pastor Bill Johnson discusses a few keys to pursuing breakthrough for healing.
Bill Johnson (May-19-2020) Q&A: Growing in the Supernatural | Milestones in my own journey. In this video, Bill Johnson discusses saying yes to Jesus with complete abandonment and learning to steward revival.
Bill Johnson (May-15-2020) Sermon: The Love Of God. “God loves us because it is His very nature to love. God loves us no matter what!”
Bill Johnson (May-14-2020) Sermon: Abide and Listen. How do you perceive pruning? Bill Johnson brings perspective from John 15 that pruning is God's reward to growth, not His punishment. Through the parable of the vinedresser, we see how God has designed an ecosystem for increase and productivity. We are invited into fruitfulness that is a natural result from abiding in Him. Scripture References: John 15: 1-16, John 16: 13-15
Bill Johnson (May-12-2020) Sermon: He will take your burdens and give you beauty, joy, and peace instead
Bill Johnson (May-11-2020) Audio Sermon: Rejoice In The Lord Your God. “Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests” - Proverbs 14:4
Bill Johnson (May-08-2020) Sermon: Let the Weak Say, “I AM STRONG!” . Joel 3:9-10 says, “Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’” Quotes: “Our deliverance begins when we are no longer impressed with the size of our problem. If I am fueling the lie, I have agreed with the liar and I’m empowering the liar. “If the devil can lock you up in fear it keeps him from being reminded of his eternal judgment. Anybody can rejoice when they HAVE joy… In the kingdom we rejoice to OBTAIN joy. If when you pray you don’t leave refreshed, you probably weren’t praying, you were complaining.”
Bill Johnson (May-07-2020) Sermon: Paying the Price for Revival. This message is part 1 of the series, God of Revival. This week, Bill Johnson teaches on the price of revival. Where we are going, not one generation can reach. We must embrace whatever it may look like.
Bill Johnson (April-30-2020) Sermon: Sowing in Difficulty & Kingdom Reward. Bill shares with Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry students on the importance of sowing and investing into those around us, even in difficult seasons. This kind of investment is eternal, and we can have confidence in the nature of God to honor all that was done in His name. We can all stir up the courage to do good to one another, but true nobility is found in the way we think about those around us - everything starts with how we think.
Bill Johnson (April-30-2020) Sermon: Prisoners of Hope (Zechariah 9:12). Great insight on Zechariah 9:12, “Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope.” Quotes: “Those with the most hope will also have the most influence. Hope is the joyful anticipation of breakthrough during trying circumstances. The word stronghold here is not a demonic stronghold, it is the place of safety, the kind you get from life-giving relationships in the Body of Christ. That happens when we are willing to pay the price “to know and be known.” We are living stones, joined in relationships, that form that stronghold of a safe building. Embracing fear produces offspring named “hopelessness.” Joyful anticipation reminds us that the Lord has already given us the tools we need for the issue we’re facing.”
Bill Johnson (April-27-2020) Sermon: God is preparing you for the person praying you into their life
Bill Johnson (April-21-2020) Sermon: You are going from great distress to great joy and great victory
Bill Johnson (April-19-2020) Easter Sermon: The Love of God. Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
Bill Johnson (April-17-2020) Message: Encouraging Yourself in the Lord During Crisis. Bill Johnson, Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, discusses how to strengthen and encourage ourselves in the Lord during the pandemic. He talks about fighting to protect the promises of God's Word and a new-found awareness for the need to repent.
Bill Johnson (April-14-2020) Message: Jesus is Perfect Theology.
Jesus healed everyone who came to Him. His is the only example worth following.
Jesus Christ is perfect theology. He is the most complete and accurate revelation of the Father ever seen in this world, and He declared Himself: “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father” (John 14:9). In the life of Jesus, we clearly see God’s will to heal and to destroy the works of darkness.
Bill Johnson (April-11-2020) Core Message: God is Good.
“God is good” is more than a positive thought or a theological concept. What you do with these three words defines your reality and determines your destiny.
The whole earth is filled with the goodness of the Lord. When assurance of God’s goodness is the cornerstone of our theology, it defines everything else and shapes who we are and how we do life. Seeing His goodness changes our countenance.
Bill Johnson (April-09-2020) Sermon: Strengthen Yourself in the Lord. The Lord has equipped you for great victory to release and establish the Kingdom of God in and around you. We have to come to see the places of lack in our lives as the very places where God intends to bring us into our greatest victories! We need to be possessed by His promises.