Did Bethel Church hire a crisis manager or a ‘celebrity party clown’? (Updated)

Following hard on the tragic story coming out of Bethel Redding, Ps Chris Rosebrough posted the following on Facebook:

“Bethel announced that they were going to cease attempts to resurrect Olive LATE on Friday, long after media outlets had closed for the weekend. This is a PR tactic to keep the announcement as low profile as possible for as long as possible.” (Source)

Source: Ps Chris Rosebrough, ‘Fighting For The Faith’ YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49GINektE70&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0tX82c1oi5LnVT2rQAauUlXq6l1z7qcIxjFo4eaD2AYpbJcfw1v3_AFEA. Premiered December 21, 2019. (Accessed December 21, 2019.)

Bethel hires ‘Celebrity Party Clown’?

Keeping the above ‘job description’ in mind, Pulpit & Pen released their own statement:

“Sources within Bethel Church have confirmed to Pulpit & Pen that Hunter Frederick, who has served as a crisis manager for Lindsay Lohan and disgraced pastor Perry Noble, was hired by Bethel Church leadership to manage their publicity in the wake of a disturbing scandal this week. Most recently, Frederick was in the news for speculation he was representing actress Lori Loughlin (from Full House fame) in the wake of her college admission bribery charges.” (Source)


 Pulpit & Pen: BETHEL CHURCH HIRES LINDSAY LOHAN CRISIS MANAGER OVER DEAD BABY CONTROVERSY.

Hunter Frederick – Publicist & Crisis Manager – Celebrity Party Clown (see above)

News Division writes:

What do you do when you’re a celebrity pastor with a crisis? You call Hunter Frederick to manage publicity for you. It’s what he does.

Sources within Bethel Church have confirmed to Pulpit & Pen that Hunter Frederick, who has served as a crisis manager for Lindsay Lohan and disgraced pastor Perry Noble, was hired by Bethel Church leadership to manage their publicity in the wake of a disturbing scandal this week. Most recently, Frederick was in the news for speculation he was representing actress Lori Loughlin (from Full House fame) in the wake of her college admission bribery charges.

Frederick’s website brags about him working with “some of the most polarizing figures in media to elevate and secure positive press for his clients” (see below).

Frederick specializes in faith-leaders, even though he also represents secular-focused clients like Lohan. We have encountered him in our polemics work before. Last weekend, Bethel Worship leader, Jenn Johnson, sparked controversy for asking that God raise a dead female child back to life. Thousands upon thousands of Bethel followers began to decree and declare her resurrection through the power of positive confession.
Bethel Church teaches the Kenotic Gospel, which views believers as little gods who do similar things to Jesus just as the Apostles. Kenosis means “to empty” and they hold that Jesus emptied himself of divinity and accomplished miracles by faith and not divinity; ergo, they believe, by faith they can do the same miracles of Christ. Additionally, Bethel is a part of the New Apostolic Reformation, an extreme charismatic sect that believes leaders like Bill Johnson are Apostles with the same authorityas those inspired to write the Holy Scriptures and hand-selected by Jesus.
We wrote about the resurrection controversy in the post, Bethel Church ‘Dead Raising Team’ Fails to Save Two-Year-Old. Since then it has been covered in many press outlets.It seems that Bethel Church was rather mortified that their witch-chanting church members behaved so foolishly and are seeking the PR skills of Hunter Frederick to spare their reputation.According to a source associated with Bethel Church, Frederick was hired to manage the crisis. Pulpit & Pen has seen testimony in written form that establishes this, sent to us from those associated with the organization.
Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian Radio suggested that Bethel had professional Public Relations because their press release was dumped on Friday evening (a common practice among more savvy PR people).

 

According to the source from within Bethel Church, their press release was indeed approved and coordinated by Hunter Frederick.

For those wondering exactly what’s wrong with Bethel Church and this resurrection issue, we would encourage you to watch this video from Fighting for the Faith.

Source: News Division, ‘Pulpit & Pen’ blog, https://pulpitandpen.org/2019/12/21/bethel-church-hires-lindsay-lohan-crisis-manager-over-dead-baby-controversy/?fbclid=IwAR07Z4g9qM0Bj0_Yw2ocuZUvtvJiscixq45ZY5Ivk6id_AdAZozZ3dwfebM. Published December 21, 2019. (Accessed December 22, 2019.)


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