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: 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.
Bill Johnson - Watch Full Sermon: According to Your Word. “Let it be to me according to Your word.” Bill Johnson teaches from Luke chapter 1 on Mary’s response to the angels words to her, and how it is to be an example for us to follow as we trust and surrender to God's word. We are called to face impossibilities with faith and confidence in the fact that Jesus has already settled everything on the Cross. There’s not one impossibility that we will ever face that Jesus did not already make provision for. Just like Mary, may our response to God’s word be “Let it be to me according to Your word.”
Holy Laughter: Being Drunk in the Spirit Bethel Rediscover Series - Bill Johnson (December-14-2021). Bill Johnson and Bethel Associate Pastor and Dean of BSSM Dann Farrelly discuss Holy Laughter and being drunk in The Spirit.
Bill Johnson - Watch Full Sermon: Recognizing Divine Favor. In this full sermon, Bill Johnson teaches on the importance of recognizing divine favor on each other's lives and keeping our hearts from bitterness and jealousy. How do we respond when someone receives breakthrough and favor in the very thing we've been praying for? Managing our hearts well in these moments is what will set us up to be good stewards of the favor on our own lives.
What is a Fire Tunnel? Bethel Rediscover Series - Bill Johnson (December-07-2021). What is a fire tunnel? Bill Johnson and Dann Farrelly discuss what a fire tunnel is and why Bethel Church in Redding does fire tunnels. A fire tunnel is when a ministry team or people line up parallel and form two lines, creating a walkway or "tunnel" for people to walk through. As someone walks through the tunnel, they receive the laying on of hands, prayer, prophecy, baptism of the Holy Spirit, and healing from the Lord. Fire tunnels will happen at Bethel Church when they feel the Holy Spirit's leading to have one. Fire tunnels are also an effective way to minister to many people who want prayer and ministry from the ministry team, pastors, leaders, etc.
Bill Johnson - Watch Full Sermon: Food, Covid, and Other Matters. Bill Johnson talks about food, covid, and other matters. Sharing from Romans 14 and other scripture, Bill emphasizes the importance of living according to our own faith, while protecting the conscience of those around us. Bill relates it to covid and how we are called to love and honor one another in these times despite differing convictions.
Bill Johnson - Watch Message: Does Bethel Church Operate in the Kundalini Spirit?
Does Bethel Church operate in the kundalini spirit? Have they been possessed by a spirit other than the Holy Spirit? In this video, Bill Johnson and Bethel Associate Pastor and Dean of BSSM Dann Farrelly discuss how to know if it is the Holy Spirit moving or a different spirit. They also debunk the myth that Bethel Church is under the influence or operates in the kundalini spirit.
What is the kundalini spirit or the spirit of kundalini? It typically is associated with beliefs or views of demonic oppression. These views and beliefs are not biblical and come from easter mythology and religion. Some people believe that the kundalini spirit possesses Bethel Church simply because of the physical manifestations of the Holy Spirit. However, as discussed in this video in-depth, Bethel Church does not operate in or believe in the kundalini spirit.
Bill Johnson - Watch Full Sermon: Forgiveness Brings Liberty. Are you affected by bitterness? Bill Johnson shares about the cost of bitterness and how to combat against it and find freedom through forgiveness. Forgiveness brings liberty and will position us to be the ones that bring solutions.
Bill Johnson (November-23-2021) Watch Message: Does Bethel Church Teach Grave Soaking?
Does Bethel Church or Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry teach grave soaking or grave sucking? Where does this even come from? Bill Johnson and Bethel Associate Pastor and Dean of BSSM Dann Farrelly discuss how Bethel Church does not teach or encourage grave soaking. Bill and Dann also talk about where the myths of grave soaking have come from and how they have navigated the topic of grave soaking with Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry students.
In this video, Bill Johnson also addresses the photo of his wife, Beni Johnson, lying on a grave and what lead to that experience.