Seminary founded by Charles E. Fuller, a well-known
radio neoevangelist, Harold Ockenga,
pastor of Park Street Church in Boston, Carl F. H. Henry, Wilbur Moorehead
Smith and Harold Lindsell.
Seminary was the first academic institution to be founded by the
Seminary began with the theological vision of reformulating literalism from its
stance of the 1920-40 era.
It should be noted that
the study of religion with the study of psychology in the
hope of expanding the reach of the
John Wimber, a talented
keyboardist and vocalist, earned his way for a time as a professional,
full-time musician, including as pianist and manager of the Righteous Brothers
before becoming "born-again."
1963 - 1974John Wimber practiced
intense personal evangelism as a
1974John Wimber leaves Yorba
Linda Friends Church become founding director of the Department of
at the Fuller
1977 John Wimber's Bible study fellowships becomes
of Yorba Linda, a non-profit
1980 Lonnie Frisbie says, "Come Holy Spirit" at Calvary
Chapel Yorba Linda.
John Wimber, hungry for
signs and wonders, interest in
"the miraculous" escalates after Lonnie Frisbie's exhibitions.
1982 John Wimber and C.
Peter Wagner launch their controversial course, MC510 - "The Miraculous and
at Fuller Theological Seminary. This course included
"training" in signs, wonders,
movement teaching of "truth" of John Wimber based on subjective experiences
is rejected by Chuck Smith of
Calvary Chapel. John
Wimber renames his fellowship the
meets Paul Cain
for the first time.
Paul Cain predicted
his coming to and going from a meeting with John Wimber would be confirmed by
earthquakes, which did indeed occur. (In California between 1988-1997
earthquakes occured at the rate of 37,283 per year; 3,107 per month; 714 per
week and 102 per day.)
John Wimber is
A very intense
ministry circuit partnership between John Wimber and the
"prophets" culminates in the
fellowship becoming an official
Association, a non-profit 501c3 institution.
John Wimber publicly
calls for every Vineyard pastor to
be ministered to by the
On a trip to Scotland
convinces John Wimber
to change emphasis of the
Vineyard to that
of a prophetic ministry.
"prophets" Latter Rain/Manifest Sons
dogma "cross-pollinates" the
trainers began to complain that these "prophets" are changing the core values
of the Vineyard.
John Wimber now emphasizes
spiritual warfare, and prophecies.
John Wimber becomes
con-vinced that the only way to
get people to believe the Word of
God is to 'shock and awe' them into believing in "supernatural
Mike Bickle submits
all Kansas City "prophets" fellowships to the
Association, non-profit 501c3.
Mike Bickle parts
ways with John Wimber over
fall out taking the Kansas City "prophets" out of the
become Metro Christian fellowship, a non-profit 501c3 institution.
The hyper-charismatic movement within the
known as "Third
Wave," "Signs and Wonders,"
and "Power " at one time grew to approximately 450 US congregations and 250
more in other countries.
Influences John Wimber cited in his teachings;
Kenneth E. Hagin "father" of the
Word of Faith movement, mentor of
Kenneth Copeland, and disciple of
Essek William Kenyon.
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