Che Ahn & C. Peter Wagner presented Bill Johnson with an honorary doctorate at the Wagner Leadership Institution in 2012.

In this article we address Johnson’s deception and the role Che Ahn now plays as leader of the NAR and his ‘Apostolic’ influence on Johnson’s ministry. Back in 2012 Bill Johnson’s wife Beni Johnson, uploaded images of her husband standing with the late NARpostle C. Peter Wagner and NARpostle Che Ahn (who took over as leader of the New Apostolic Reformation after Wagner’s death). The problem with these images is that Bill Johnson has constantly denied he knows anything about the NAR or that his beloved Bethel has any “official” ties to it.


Source: Beni Johnson, FaceBook,, Published June 02, 2012. (Accessed April 10, 2019.)


Source: Beni Johnson, FaceBook,, Published June 02, 2012. (Accessed April 10, 2019.)

The pictures are self-explanatory when we consider who uploaded the images and who Bill Johnson is positioned between. The evidence proves these images were taken at Wagner’s WLI, Bill Johnson receiving an honorary doctorate from Che Ahn and C. Peter Wagner.

In this following image you can read Bill Johnson’s wife Beni acknowledging that the honorary doctorate was received “though Wagner’s school”.

In light of these images from 2012, it’s clear that Bethel and Bill Johnson’s denial of affiliation with the New Apostolic Reformation have been clearly refuted.

Our May, 2016 CWC article addressing Bill Johnson’s deception can be read here:

Bill Johnson blatantly lies to Christianity Today

The above article exposes how Bill Johnson misleads (which is a form of lying) Christianity Today in regards to both he and his ministry being a part of the dangerous New Apostolic Reformation cult which is still openly advocated by Bill Johnson’s close associate, new NAR leader Che Ahn today (see 6 minutes in).

Source: Uploaded by Frankston Life Church, Dr Che Ahn – Emerging Apostolic MInistry, YouTube,, Published on Oct 21, 2018. (Accessed March 25, 2019.)

As reported in a 2018 article by Holly Pivec, she states “as far as Ché Ahn goes, he’s chancellor of Wagner University, which was founded by C. Peter Wagner. It’s described itself as a school to raise up leaders for the New Apostolic Reformation. And you can go on their website right now and see that they offer courses on the New Apostolic Reformation and training people to be apostles. Ché Ahn also governs a very large apostolic network of over 25,000 churches and ministries that have come under his apostolic authority, and people can just go to his website, Harvest International Ministry, and look at that network.”

There’s no doubt that as the NAR’s new leader Che Ahn could confirm Johnson’s vital role in this worldwide cult.

These wicked wolves claim to get direction straight from God Himself, despite the fact that their ‘ministries ‘ are in direct opposition to God’s revealed Word. They operate with almost no oversight except to more senior ‘Apostles’ like Che Ahn (and the late C. Peter Wagner).

Do not be deceived, God warns us through His true Apostle Paul and His Word, what these people really are and who they really operate for:

“I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” 2 Corinthians 11:12-15


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