Top of the Week: Bethel Church Co-Pastor Beni Johnson, Wife of Bill, Dies at 67 After Cancer Battle

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Bethel Church Co-Pastor Beni Johnson, Wife of Bill, Dies at 67 After Cancer Battle

Bethel Church co-pastor Beni Johnson—an author, Bible teacher, intercessor and the wife of Pastor Bill Johnson—has passed away after battling cancer.

Bill wrote on social media that Beni is now "Healthy and free" in her eternal home in heaven.

Their son Brian Johnson, a worship leader at Bethel, wrote, "My Mom went home tonight ... Love you mom."

And their son Eric also wrote Instagram, "I love you mom. See you on the other side."

Pastor, Revivalist Calls Out Creflo Dollar for Anti-Tithing Pronouncement

Sometimes the apostle Paul named names when calling out false teachers, and other times he didn't. Today the Lord has instructed me to name names.

I'm calling out Creflo Dollar. He has been spiritually off for a long time.

The first red flag to his departure from truth is his teaching on sloppy grace (vs biblical grace). This started years ago and has now become a major teaching theme in his ministry.

'I Think Maybe It Was Jesus': Little Girl Drowns, Sees Man Helping Her in Pool

When little Annie Powell was just 9 years old, tragedy struck. She drowned in a swimming pool.

Annie doesn't remember much about the accident, but she does remember a man in white who helped her, and an unforgettable visit to heaven.

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, a day of fun at a park swimming pool turned into a nightmare.

Could the Russians Be Behind Mysterious Explosions at Natural Gas Facilities in US?

Are we under attack? Previously, I have written about a series of very strange fires that have occurred at key food production facilities in the United States this year. Authorities insist that each one of those fires was an "accident," and maybe they are correct. But now the same thing is starting to happen to the energy industry. In particular, we have seen a number of "mysterious explosions" at natural gas facilities in the United States during the past two months. Of course natural gas prices were already spiking dramatically all over the world, and so this string of disasters comes at a really bad time.

On Saturday, an absolutely massive explosion at a very important natural gas facility in Medford, Oklahoma, made headlines all over the nation. The following comes from CBS News:

A large fire Saturday afternoon engulfed a natural gas plant in the small northern Oklahoma town of Medford. Video posted to social media showed heavy flames and smoke billowing hundreds of feet into the air.

The fire occurred at a "natural gas liquids fractionation facility" operated by ONEOK, a company spokesperson confirmed in a statement to CBS News.

Megachurch Pastor John Gray Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Pulmonary Embolism

South Carolina Pastor John Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, has been hospitalized since Thursday evening for a life-threatening saddle pulmonary embolism, per an Instagram post from Gray's wife and co-pastor, Aventer Gray. The Grays moved to Greenville in 2018 to former Pastor Ron Carpenter's Redemption Church (now Relentless Church) after serving under Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.

"My family and I stand in need of a miracle," Gray wrote on Instagram, adding that "The Saddle PE is in a position that could potential[ly] end his life if it shifts at all."

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