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You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. Martin Luther
Chris Conlee, formerly a co-pastor with Andy Savage, is now an Executive Pastor at Bethel Cleveland which has some fascinating beliefs.
This afternoon I heard from Jules Woodson about this development. Here are tweets outlining what’s happening.
As you may know, Conlee was BFFs with Andy Savage. He also reportedly knew about Savage’s molestation of Jules Woodson but decided that it was no longer a big deal. Thankfully, he would learn that it was a big deal as he watched the implosion of Highpoint Church. After spending some time at the International House of Prayer, he returned to Highpoint and was eventually canned.
You might find this post on The international House of Prayer helpful in order to understand Chris Conlee’s new gig at Bethel Cleveland. I would not be surprised if there was a link between these two organizations.
It’s important to remember that Highpoint Memphis was affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention until a short time after the brouhaha occurred. It is absolutely fascinating to me when a person easily jumps from one style and doctrine of belief into another. Read The International House of Prayer: Will Highpoint Church Jump Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire? to see what I’m talking about.
Conlee attended IHOP on at least two occasions, claiming he received prophesies about his ministry which would be highly successful. If I remember correctly, he got one prophecy from a 4 year old girl. You have got to read my posts
Bethel Cleveland: Spiritual gifts on steroids.
I knew that Conlee was going to ditch typical evangelical practices during that time of upheaval. And so he has. After losing his job at Highpoint, he finally found a group that would take him on
Steve and Cindy Witt lead this group of churches. It appears that Conlee will work directly for the Witts as the Executive Pastor.
Under the vision and beliefs section of Bethel this caught my eye and caused me to explore their beliefs and practices more closely.
Click on their ministries button at the top of the page and you will see some of the ministries that focus on the supernatural.
Prophetic Ministry: You need special training link
Healing: You must be also trained to do this link
Freedom: You need to be trained here as well link
And then there is the undefined but important SOZO: Surely you know what that is…link
I hope you noticed that this church also has a Prayer House which leads me to believe it is also a quasi IHOP.
BSSM/Supernatural Ministry School link
Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Cleveland is designed to help you Encounter God, Know your Identity and Live the Gospel. We are an approved BSSM-Redding program and are committed to the truth that God loves humanity, gave himself for us and through his Holy Spirit, has given the power to restore individuals and nations to wholeness.
BSSM-Cleveland is comprised of 3 unique nine-month programs that build upon each other. They are designed to equip you with the core values of the Kingdom, and to go deeper into a lifestyle of walking in the power of God. Students will gain revelation and impartation from local and international speakers along with curriculum from BSSM-Redding.
They claim to bring individuals and NATIONS into spiritual wholeness.
Conlee has hit the big time. He is going to be helping nations-not some stupid church like Hihgpoiint Memphis which fired him.
Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) is committed to the truth that God loves people, gave Himself for them, and has given His Church supernatural power to bring individuals and nations into wholeness.
You, too, can be trained to “release heaven on earth.”
There is a 3 year (9 months) of supernatural school in which one can learn how to heal the nations, etc. It costs $2,600 for the first two years and only $800 for the final year. Once they have completed a certain amount of training, students will be released to travel.
Pro tip: When you see words like *you will be released* you can be sure you have left the SBC.
Students will learn to “walk in the power of the Holy Spirit whenever they go.” They will received *freedom and deliverance training.”
Not only that, but one might even raise the dead!
One thing is certain, Conlee has left the SBC for more fertile pastures. Where else can you go where you will walk always in the Holy Spirit whilst healing the sick, raising the dead and making sure that Jesus gets his full reward.
Some of you are wondering where you’ve heard the name *Bethel.* You have…think about it.
Doesn’t this sound like that scary church in Redding California that was trying to raise a little girl from the dead? Well, you are right!!! Trust your instincts. It was presented here at TWW: Bethel Church of Redding CA Tried to Raise a Little Girl From the Dead. Guess What Didn’t Happen.
The Washington Post reported the story in After a toddler’s death, a church has tried for days to resurrect her — with prayer
Bill Johnson, a senior leader of the church, said in a video that there was a biblical precedent for believing in resurrection. In addition to Jesus raising the dead, Johnson said that Jesus commanded his disciples to do the same.
“The reason Jesus raised the dead is because not everyone dies in God’s timing, and Jesus could tell,” Johnson said. “And he would interrupt that funeral, he would interrupt that process that some would just call the sovereignty of God.”
Bethel Cleveland has an affiliations page and guess what?
Did you catch that? They are one of only few official™ Bethel Churches worldwide! Yep, Chris Conlee has left Memphis and gone on to the big time as an executive pastor of one of the few churches in the world that is allowed to affiliate with the mothership in Redding which is now internationally known for crappy theology.
Never fear, dear readers. I shall be reporting on all of the dead coming to life in Cleveland now that Conlee is there to lend his charismatic personality to the church. However, I sure hope the people of Bethel Cleveland hold his feet to the fire to report to law enforcement any pastor who confesses to having a mutual organic moment with a high school student.