Reading-based Bethel Church co-pastor Benny Johnson dies after battling cancer

Benny Johnson, Co-Pastor of Bethel Church; author; Bible Teacher; moderator; And the wife of Rev. Bill Johnson, unfortunately, passed away after a battle with cancer.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Pastor Benny Johnson of Bethel Church has passed away at the age of 67.

Bill Johnson announced the death of his wife Beni Johnson on his Facebook earlier Tuesday.

The post included an image of Benny with the caption that she is now ‘healthy and free’.

Benny Johnson

He also revealed that Beni died on July 13th. The message had garnered over 10,000 comments by 11am.

Brian Johnson, son of Bill and Benny, who is also a worship leader at Bethel Church, said in an Instagram post, “Mom went home tonight. I love you, mom.’

The second son, Eric, also posted on Instagram, “I love you Mom. See you from the other side.’

In addition, their only daughter, Leah Valenzuela, said, ‘I love you Mom! You were not only the best mother anyone could expect, but you were also my best friend.’

She continued, ‘It’s an honor to be your daughter. You are my hero (Well and Dad). i love you! See you in heaven!’

Benny Johnson’s health problems

Beni Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2018. In the meantime, she confirmed that doctors had found two lumps in her right breast. However, they were immediately removed.

“I left the hospital in shock when all this started in March,” she said in 2018. I asked Jesus, ‘What do you do now?’ I heard Jesus say, ‘Love me.’ I said ‘I can do it’.

Unfortunately, things got worse soon after doctors found out that Benny had a mutation in the BRCA2 gene. This gene has a higher risk of developing other cancers.

Nevertheless, in February of this year, Bethel Church in Reading, California, started a prayer movement for the health of the pastor. When they reported that Benny was having trouble breathing, they asked the believers to go with them.

In one of their posts, they wrote, ‘As many of you already know, Beni Johnson is on a health journey to overcoming cancer. We prayed constantly and she had some breakthrough.’

A few days ago, the church revealed that Benny was receiving chemotherapy at home hospice care.

Beni Johnson left a husband, three children and 11 grandchildren.



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