Bethel and IAHR Connection

I have often referred to the connection between Bethel (Bill Johnson) and the International Association of Healing Rooms (Cal Pierce). Following is a letter posted at ibethel regarding that connection.  Please continue to pray for those who are caught up in the deception of these two organizations. I came out of it; others can too! – 2 Timothy 2:26

Dear Global Legacy friends,

As a consorted effort to bring clarity to the body, we, the Healing Rooms Department at Bethel, are informing our network of friends and family about some confusion that has been brought to our attention. Many guests have come through our doors without and awareness of our membership in the International Association of Healing Rooms. We apologize for not communicating this effectively and are taking appropriate measures to do so now.

While we look different than most, the Healing Rooms at Bethel have been a registered member of IAHR since our inception in 2005. The difference in our format and set-up are due largely to the distinctive demands of Bethel Church and the number of people we minister to on any given Saturday. As we have developed, we remain in close partnership with IAHR and are committed to the core values and excellence of the association. The interactive flow of experiences including live worship music, dancing, soaking, prophetic painting and art, have been part of our endeavor to facilitate the unique growth within our church environment while lovingly and effectively ministering to each and every individual.

We live in an exciting time where the works of Jesus are increasingly being displayed by His Body around the world. The Healing Rooms movement is a vital part of training and equipping the Saints to do the work of the ministry, and we are privileged to be one of the thousands of Healing Rooms established around the globe! It is our vision and dream to create a place where the Presence of Jesus the Healer is abiding, where people get healed before we have the opportunity to lay hands on them, and where each moment of time spent here is a moment experiencing His fullness. (emphasis mine)

We pray that your visitations with us in the past and in the future are full of His joy and freedom and that He does exceedingly beyond what any of us could think or imagine! If you would like more information on starting a Healing Rooms ministry, please contact Elaine Perkins, International Associate Director of the International Association of Healing Rooms in Spokane, Washington at and for more information on the Healing Rooms at Bethel, feel free to contact the Administrator at

In The Fullness of His Presence,

Bethel Healing Rooms Leadership

6 thoughts on “Bethel and IAHR Connection

  1. RE:

    “It is our vision and dream

    ***to CREATE A PLACE *** where the Presence of Jesus the Healer is abiding, where people get healed before we have the opportunity to lay hands on them, and where each moment of time spent here is a moment experiencing His fullness.”

    Peter wanted to do the same thing:

    And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his clothing was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will,

    ***let us make here three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.***

    (Matthew 17:1-4)

    It is the product of the natural mind (like Peter before he was filled the Holy Spirit) to want to build a PLACE for God’s presence to dwell.

    Our bodies are His only dwelling place on earth, we are the temples of the Holy Spirit.


  2. m’kayla,

    Thanks for posting this. It reminded of where I came from years ago, before Toronto, before IHOP, where the verbage, the expectations, the experiences and the lack of fruit “that remains” was then and is the same today. I will pray that God will open their eyes to reveal the truth of His Word and set them free.


  3. Hi Mkayla
    A couple of quotes from the article caught my attention;

    is a moment experiencing His fullness.

    the interactive flow of experiences

    I have yet to encounter any biblical evidence that elevates experiences over faith , because unless I am reading this and a lot of other Bethel related articles incorrectly, experiences have appeared to usurp faith as the basis of belief at Bethel. It was for no insignificant matter that God told Hosea the following;

    Hosea 4:6
    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge , I will also reject thee.

    A little ” knowledge ” of the word might reveal that we walk by faith and not by sight.


  4. Hi Mkayla
    A friend of mine just returned from a healing seminar at Sierra Ministries in Grass Valley CA taught by Dan Prout. I had sent her an email before she left about their association with the IAHR and I asked her to check out your site which she did. She said even though they are associated with them do not have the same Word of Faith beliefs and don’t allow certain things such as prophesying about specific events, places, times, dates, etc. she feels they are completely biblical and not like the other healing rooms. What do you think?


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