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Bob Beckett

Bob is pastor of The Dwelling Place Family Church in San Jacinto (Hemet), California since 1975. He teaches on strategic intercession, helping mobilize churches cross-denominationally. He is a committed member of the Spiritual Warfare Network and is on the Executive Board of Generals of Intercession. Bob was widely interviewed and used extensively as a source on the film "Transformations" (, which made claims of transformation of Hemet, California (which could not be validated). Bob's church is associated with Peter Wagner/Cindy Jacobs (Generals of Intercession). The Generals of Intercession are headed by Cindy Jacobs, who attends the Vineyard church pastored by Dutch Sheets (see more information below). The Dwelling Place church which Bob Beckett pastors is into the laughter movement.

Francis Frangipane

Francis Frangipane's church has been involved in the laughter movement for a number of years and has written several books. Lighthouses of Prayer Quote from this page: ""God has entrusted us to fill His plans and purposes for reaching our cities for Him. He has called, chosen, and commissioned us to conquer our city". I see nothing in scripture about conquering cities. Christ said his kingdom is not of this world. We are to preach the gospel and disciple people. Francis goes on to say - "That's not too far fetched to imagine. It's happened in past revivals and it's happening in cities today. In Resistencia, Argentina, (population 400,000) Ed Silvoso and his team joined forces with many of the pastors, incorporating prayer evangelism of an entire city! (Note: This is linked to the laughter/dominionist movement - see also Francis Frangipane holds to the view that the churches in a city must be united in order for revival to take place (ref: The House of the Lord, pp12,180). Sees filling the people with "doctrines instead of Deity" (House, pp36,181)as opposing forces rather than accepting the fact that sound doctrine points to Jesus Christ. Francis says that "We all want the Lord but only the bride will go so far as to seek him and bring him back to the house" (pp.46,182). This appears to suggest that there are those who seek God but who are not part of the bride. Francis says that if the church is united, then the Holy Spirit will actually displace the powers of darkness in the cities (pp.51,183). This suggests that it is our work in creating unity that causes the Holy Spirit to act rather than the will of God. Francis says that we should not look for apostasy anywhere but our own hearts, in contradiction to scripture that tells us to test the spirits (pp.83-84,187). he teaches that the church has been delegated all the authority that Jesus has - all we need to do is return to the same teaching. Scripture says that all authority was given to Jesus (Matt 28:18-19), and that we are under the authority of Jesus, not equal in authority to him. Francis opposes discernment ministries within the churches, comparing them to demons and accusers of the brethren (pp.131-134). Francis Frangipane also believes that before revival will comes, that the church in each city must be structured in a form of what is known as "heavy shepherding" (not his term), where one person with a "Father gifting" oversees the other pastors in an apostolic role, and delegates task to them, while the pastors who place themselves under his authority become the "overseers" of the citywide church (Ref: Impact Nations, Influence Cities conference, Red Deer Alberta, March 5/97 7:15pm session, Tape 12b). Francis Frangipane has been associated with the "Kansas City Prophets".

Dutch Sheets

Dutch pastors a Vineyard church which is into the laughter movement. He wrote the book, ""River of God"", endorsed by Rick Joyner (a "prophet" in the laughter and restorationist/dominionist movement), Cindy Jacobs and Peter Wagner. Involved in the National School of the Prophets; Sponsor: Global Harvest Ministries; Speakers: Peter Wagner - Convener, Mike Bickle (Pastor of the Kansas City Fellowship, now the Metro city Fellowship - see, Paul Cain (Laughter movement prophet, former second in command to William Branham), Jack Deere (former chief theologian for the Vineyard), John Eckhardt, Kingsley Fletcher, Ted Haggard, Bill Hamon, Cindy Jacobs, Jim Laffoon, Chuck Pierce, Rick Joyner, Dutch Sheets, and Barbara Yoder. Some of Dutch Sheets doctrines include a belief that man has absolute authority over the earth and that Gods needs us to permit him to act (intercessory prayer) or he cannot act upon on earth.

George Otis Jr.

George Otis Jr. wrote a book in 1978 which has become one of the primary books endorsed by the modern version of the Moral Government of God Theology movement which denies the orthodox view of Christ's substitutionary death on the cross paying for our sins, the doctrine of the original sin and the sin nature of man, among other things. George Otis Jr. is on the board of the church in Cali, Colombia which is pastored by Ruth Ruibal, and which is featured in George Otis Jr..'s film "Transformations".

Paul Cain

Over 50 years ago, William Branham, George Warnock, Paul Cain and others attempted to introduce Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God teachings into the Pentecostal movement. In 1949, however, the Assemblies of God officially rejected the Latter Rain/ Manifest Sons of God doctrine as heresy. The cult went underground but surfaced again in the 1960's as the Manchild Company. Disregarding the Assemblies of God decision, Paul Cain, the Kansas City Prophets and Vineyard Ministries have subsequently reintroduced and successfully established this false doctrine in the Pentecostal churches.

Michael Pierce

Michael Pierce runs the "Christ For Your City" ministries out of London Ontario. This ministry is dedicated to directing and coordinating efforts to bring ""revival"" to cities using a pre-set agenda/processed sequence of events. Michael Pierce and his ministry "Christ for Your City" endorse and recommends books by authors such as Peter C. Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Dutch Sheets, Bob Beckette, George Otis Jr., etc. Michael is a member of the Western Ontario Renewal Network which endorses the Toronto Blessing/Holy Laughter movement.

John Dawson

John Dawson is director of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in Los Angeles, California, and teaches on spiritual warfare (of the form taught by Peter Wagner)

Peter C. Wagner

Wagner's World Prayer Center situated on the property of Ted Haggard's charismatic New Life Church, a church where people reportedly see angels. One of the many groups that Peter Wagner has formed or is involved with is called the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders, an internationally recognized authority on prayer and spiritual warfare and one of the founders of the prayer center. Among those present were Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Cindy Jacobs, Mike Bickle and Tommy Tenney.The group's statement was released after they met in Colorado at the end of February 2000. The council--formed to provide a corporate forum for leaders with a recognized prophetic gift--was born out of a similar gathering at the prayer center in January. At that time the group--which included many of those who met last month--warned of terrorist attacks killing people on American soil if churches did not pray fervently. They also say that it is necessary that every city has an Apostolic leadership over it before the end of 2003.

Cindy Jacobs

Involved with the Generals of Intercessions and Peter Wagner's Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders. One of the prophecies of the council is "The church will be in key transition period between 2000-2003. During this period the youth in particular will be transitioning into revival. It is especially important for the apostolic government to be initially established and functioning in our cities by Oct 2003 if we are to see the transformations that God wants to release." This group, which includes people such as Peter Wagner apparently believe in the restoration of the apostolic ministry. Cindy Jacob's has been involved in the spiritual warfare movement for a number of years, and was involved in the Argentinian revival (ref: Ed Silvoso) which was an earlier part of the Holy Laughter movement, and which was one of the triggers for the Toronto Blessing and Pensacola Outpouring (see for more information on the Toronto Blessing and Pensacola Outpouring).

Ed Silvoso

Ed Silvoso is Director of Harvest Evangelism. He worked for several years in crusade outreaches with his brother-in-law, evangelist Luis Palau, before founding Harvest Evangelism to assist the church in Argentina in reaching the entire nation for Christ.Ed is the author of "That None should perish" and "Taking our Cities for Christ". He believes that unity is essential for the world to believe. In an interview a few years back, Ed Silvoso endorses the Toronto Blessing/Holy laughter, drunkenness in the spirit, etc..(Ref: Interview with Noel Stanton of the Jesus Army Newspaper)

Ruth Ruibal

In 1973, Ruth Ruibal worked as a short term consultant for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization when she met Julio Ruibal, then known as the ""Apostle of the Andes"". Some months later Julio asked Ruth to join him in establishing a local church in La Paz, Bolivia. That church, Ekklesia, established in 1974, now claims 12,000 members and has daughter churches in every state in the country, as well as television and radio stations. In 1976 Julio and Ruth were married and spent their first year studying in the graduate program at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon. In 1978 they went to Cali, Colombia, where they established another local church, Ekklesia Christian Colombian Center where Ruth has served as senior pastor since her husband's death. Ruth Ruibal was appointed by the Association as one of the 15 elders presiding over the city. She is one of the key leaders in promoting unity among the churches in Cali as well as abroad. Ruth Ruibal is a member of The Sentinel Group founded and presided by George Otis, Jr., who also produced and sells the "Transformations" movie which feature Ruth Ruibal during it's presentation of Cali.

Julio Ruibal

In December 1995 Dr. Ruibal was killed. In the movie, and in the Ruth Ruibal newsletters, it indicates that the owner of the land next to the church killed him over a property dispute (which, according to the Ruibal Foundation newsletters, continues to this day), but on the Ruibal Foundation website, it says that Julio was "martyred for the Gospel of Jesus Christ". After Julio's death, Ruth Ruibal has continued as senior pastor of the church, ministering along with Rev. David Martinez, elder.

Thomas Multhee

Thomas Multhee is the pastor of the "Prayer Cave" in Kiambu, Kenya, and which is featured in the George Otis Jr. film "Transformations". The Prayer Cave is a "Word of Faith" church. They appear to support "drunkenness in the spirit".

Ted Haggard

Pastor Ted Haggard of Colorado Springs, mentioned above as the narrator of the Prayer-walking video supplied by the Mapping Center, is the same man who spoke at the "National School of the Prophets" conference held in January1999 in Colorado Springs to "mobilize the prophetic office for the next century". The promotional material tells us that "The prophetic streams across this nation are uniting to sound a clear trumpet for the future!...Prophets help to prepare the way for the Apostles to establish the Lord's Church." Peter Wagner's world prayer center is located on the same property as Ted Haggard's church.

Ted Haggard was removed from his church in November of 2006 due to a scandal involving allegations of sex with a male prostitute (which were denied) admissions of purchasing a massage from a male prostitute and purchasing of methamphetamine which is says that he did not use. More information on Ted Haggard and the scandal can be found here:

 Ted Haggard Scandal

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