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Bethel Church
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Bethel Church is a non-denominational charismatic megachurch based in Redding, California, USA, pastored by Bill Johnson, and as of 2019 attracting some nine thousand weekly attendees. On its website Bethel calls itself  “a community of believers passionate about God’s manifest presence,” who “believe that God is good and our great privilege is to know and experience him,” and who “exist to ignite individual hearts until Heaven meets Earth.” The congregation exerts a global influence through its Bethe…

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McClymond, Michael, “Bethel Church”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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