Seminary founded by Charles E. Fuller, a well-known
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
neo-evangelical movement. Fuller Theological
Seminary began with the theological vision of
reformulating literalism from
its anti-intellectual and socially isolationist stance
of the 1920-40 era. It should be noted that
Seminary married the study
of religion with the study of psychology in the hope of expanding the reach of the neoevangelicalic
Wimber, a talented keyboardist and vocalist, earned his way for a time as a
professional, full-time musician, including as pianist for the 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
Church Growth at the
John Wimber's Bible study fellowships becomes
Chapel 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
Church Growth" at
Fuller Theological Seminary. This course included
hands on "training" in
signs, wonders, healing, etcetera.
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 Vineyard.
John Wimber meets
Paul Cain for the first
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.
Sons dogma "cross-pollinates" the
trainers began to complain that these "prophets" are changing the core values
of the Vineyard.
John Wimber now emphasizes supernatural
spiritual warfare, and
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 power."
Mike Bickle submits
all Kansas City "prophets" fellowships to the
Association, non-profit 501c3.
Mike Bickle parts
ways with John Wimber over
revival fall out taking the
Kansas City "prophets" out of the
Vineyard to 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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