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: Complaining: The Language of Fear. Everything we think and do comes from either love or fear. Bill Johnson shares examples from the Israelites exodus out of Egypt of how their choice of fear led to complaining and caused them to lose sight of who God is. Complaining will always distort our view of God’s goodness and faithfulness. As the gatekeepers of our own hearts, we have the choice to live and speak from love or fear.
Bill Johnson - Watch Message: The Seven Mountains. Bill Johnson and Bethel Associate Pastor and Dean of BSSM Dann Farrelly discuss the idea of seven mountains dominionism.
Bill Johnson - Watch Sermon: Stewarding the Seed of God's Word. Bill Johnson teaches from Mark 4 on how to steward the seed of God’s word. When God speaks, the power for transformation is in that word. As we steward God’s promises and plant His word deep in our hearts, we will see those seeds take root in our lives, and experience His transforming power.
Bill Johnson - Watch Message: Prayer That Makes a Difference. We have an assignment to pray prayers that make a difference. On earth as it is in heaven is not just a nice prayer to keep us positive; it’s the dream of God’s heart to co-labor with us to see His will done in the earth. Jesus promises “Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16: 24). We were designed for joy, and we were designed to make a difference.
Stewards of the Divine - Bill Johnson. We are stewards of the divine; we are stewards of the testimonies of God, the ways of God, and the Presence of God. In this full sermon, Bill Johnson teaches from key scriptures that reveal the desire of God to be known by His people. His miracles reveal His ways, and His ways reveal who He is. We have the great privilege of knowing God and representing Him by living from heaven towards earth.
Bill Johnson - Watch Sermon: How Worry Chokes God's Promises For Your Life. Bill Johnson shares insight from the Parable of the Sower on how worry can choke the promises of God for our lives. The enemy is empowered by our agreement with him, so we must continually anchor our hearts and minds in the word of God and His promises for us. Don’t let worry and the cares of the world choke the promises that God has given to you.
Bill Johnson - Watch Sermon: How Do We Glorify God? How do we glorify God? Bill Johnson teaches from John 15, on the importance of abiding in Christ so that God is glorified. God’s desire is to co-labor with us to see His will established on the earth, that He would be glorified.
Salt and Light in Culture. Rediscover Bethel Series - Bill Johnson, Dann Farrelly | February-01-2022. How can we be the salt and light that Jesus talked about in Matthew 5? We are called to influence culture and bring the Kingdom of Heaven to the communities we live in. Bill Johnson and Bethel Associate Pastor and Dean of BSSM Dann Farrelly discuss how the church can be salt and light in today's culture. This is from the final episode of the series.
Shawn Bolz, Bill Johnson on Prophecy - Watch Message: YOU Can Prophesy and Hear From God! In our new series Kingdom Life, host and filmmaker Shane Sooter is on a quest to learn more about prophecy. In today's episode, he meets with Shawn Bolz and Bill Johnson of Bethel church to figure out if all Christians can prophecy or if it's not longer a gift of the spirit.
What We Owe the World - Bill Johnson. We owe the world a divine encounter with God. As we walk in the Presence and power of the Holy Spirit, we will see the lives around us transformed. Staying filled with the Spirit is what positions us to bring divine encounters to others. We we born to reign in life and see God's Kingdom established in the earth.