By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission
Good catch by a local daily paper near Bill Johnson’s Bethel Church In Redding California.
Johnson’s church, noted by some for being a bit “out there” as a charismatic church attracted David Arnold Souza who, in late December’ was “was convicted of 21 felony counts and four related enhancements for committing theft by false pretenses by a Shasta County jury.”
The Red Bluff Daily News reports that the people who took Souza’s counsel lost over $600,000 US.
The newspaper adds:
He created marketing materials claiming he was guided by God in making investment decisions and used the slogan Where business is moral and the miraculous is routine.
Many of his victims were first year students and their relatives at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.
Did they see it coming?