Violent ‘evangelist’ Todd Bentley refused entry to UK

Todd Bentley A controversial preacher who has claimed he can cure people of their illnesses by hitting and kicking them has been banned from entering the UK by the Home Office.

Clergy had raised concerns about Todd Bentley’s unorthodox methods — which include choking people, kicking them in the face and pushing them over. [Read more...]

Todd Bentley reality show?

Reality is not what it used to be. Bene Diction reports that Todd Bentley — yes, that Todd Bentley — recently twittered, “Discovery channel has approached us on a new Reality series. Let’s take gospel to the world.”

Bene Diction rightly wonders, “Given Todd Bentley’s record of deceit and prevarication, it is mind-boggling that a TV network would consider a reality show about him. Has Discovery done any research on him at all?” [Read more...]

Todd Bentley marries woman he had affair with; Rick Joyner wants you to send Bentley some money

Todd Bentley A message in which controversial teacher Rick Joyner announces the start of a restoration process for fallen ‘evangelist’ Todd Bentley ends with a fundraiser for Bentley’s ministry, along with the assurance that Bentley’s Lakeland Revival — marked with all manner of unbiblical teachings and practices — “was from God.”

Bentley has married the former Jessa Hasbrook, the ministry intern he had an affair with during the ‘revival.’ [Read more...]

Evangelist Todd Bentley romantically involved with nanny; seeks divorce from wife

Todd Bentley Todd Bentley, an atypical evangelist who drew thousands to a series of summer revivals in Lakeland, plans to divorce his wife amid revelations that he is romantically involved with the nanny of his children, according to his ministry.

Ministry leaders write, “Having spoken with Todd in recent days, he is resolute in his intentions to divorce Shonnah, and in his mind, the restoration he is seeking is one which would not include reconciliation with his wife. Todd admits to being 100% responsible for the divorce.” [Read more...]

Todd Bentley event cancelled; plus Debating the Lakeland Outpouring’s legacy

Todd Bentley For four months, the Florida Outpouring was an international phenomenon.

Then, in early August, the board of directors of Bentley’s Fresh Fire Ministries of Abbotsford, British Columbia, announced he and his wife were separating because he had developed an “unhealthy” emotional attachment to another woman. There were reports that Bentley engaged in “excessive drinking.”

Bentley abruptly turned the revival over to the Rev. Stephen Strader, pastor of Ignited Church, and left town.

What is the Lakeland Outpouring’s legacy? [Read more...]

Todd Bentley bends: B. C. healer, televangelist withdraws for his own healing

Todd Bentley What a performance it was: For the past few months, Todd Bentley, a 32-year-old former drug addict from Canada’s west coast, was the hottest thing going on the global televangelist circuit. A hog-riding faith healer with a devil-may-care attitude.

Then he failed his flock, the old fashioned way: By consorting with another woman. [Read more...]

Todd Bentley kept pastor out of the loop for his protection

Televangelists The pastor in whose Florida church the Todd Bentley circus started says Bentley kept him out of the loop for his protection.

The loop? Bentley, who claims to get visited by angels, take trips to heaven and talk with the Apostle Paul, recently filed for separation from his wife — days before it was revealed that he was carrying on an “unhealthy relationship” with a female staff member. [Read more...]