Todd Benley’s Mentor, Bob Jones, Disciplined for Sexual Misconduct in 1991

Bob Jones has a huge impact on Todd Bentley, that is plain to see.  But who is Bob Jones, and what is his track record in the ministry?  What fruits has he produced through the years?  Bob Jones is known as one of the Kansas City Prophets.  Who are the Kansas City Prophets, and what do they believe?

The following paragraph was taken from Deception in the Church.  It is an excerpt from a book written by William Alnor.  This will briefly explain who the “prophets” are, and what they taught:

These so-called prophets were a group of men that coalesced around a church known as the Kansas City Fellowship, pastored by Mike Bickle, that attracted a following of other likeminded churches in that region.  They argued that God was spearheading a new revival from their churches, and that he was restoring the office of prophet. Just as other “prophets” we discussed in these pages, yesterday’s Kansas City stock could have it both ways.  They could hear from God, and speak forth God’s words, prophesying of great events soon to transpire on planet earth.  And they could have flipped a coin as to whether what God allegedly told them would actually come true. Often they didn’t come true.

Some of the main prophets and/or leaders in the movement included Paul Cain, Mike Bickle, Bob Jones, Rick Joyner, John Paul Jackson, Francis Frangipane, and others.  Bob Jones (no relation to Bob Jones of Bob Jones University in South Carolina) was the visionary of the bunch.  He was said to have been especially anointed with supernatural visions from the Lord and a prophetic gift.  However, he was quoted as saying that the general level of prophetic revelation in the movement’s “prophets” had an accuracy level of about 65 percent.  Some prophets were as low as 10 percent accurate, he said, with some of the “most mature” prophets having a rating “approaching 85 percent to 95 percent.  Source.

The Kansas City Prophets movement eventually ran out of steam and crumbled, but not without leaving behind many rotten fruits for us to glean insight from.  The prophecies which pervaded the movement ranged from outlandish to absurd, with tales of angel visits and trips to Heaven.

Bob Jones, considered to be one of the most powerful of the movement, was removed from ministry at the Vineyard in 1991 for sexual misconduct.  He used his “prophetic gift” to fondle women in the church.  This is taken from the same article at Deception in the Church:

Bob Jones, however, who not so long ago was regarded as the most powerful of the Kansas City crowd is out of ministry.  First when Wimber’s Vineyard absorbed the Kansas City Fellowship, Jones and another “prophet” were disciplined for making some outlandish statements and prophecies that were judged to have harmed some, and their prophecy tapes were removed from distribution. Jones’s ministry was then limited to church leadership “behind closed doors.” 31

But it was behind those doors where Jones’s ministry ended.  Two women came forward in 1991 and told Vineyard leaders that Jones had used his prophetic authority to touch and fondle them sexually. 39  Jones admitted it and was removed from ministry.  “In recent months, I have manipulated certain people for selfish reasons on the basis of my prophetic gifting,” Jones said in a statement that he dictated and signed before the Metro Vineyard Fellowship senior leadership on November 4, 1991.  “I have been guilty of sexual misconduct, and I deeply regret this. (I have not committed adultery.)  Source.

This is Todd Bentley’s mentor.  This is the man Bentley continually lauds as a source of wisdom and reliability.  If only Bentley would put as much credence and value in God’s Word instead of fallible man…

Special Note:  Deception in the Church lists their sources for this article at the bottom of the page.

Special Note #2:  Here is a link to a newspaper article that was taken from the Olathe Daily News, published on November 13, 1991, which chronicles the scandal.

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5 Responses to Todd Benley’s Mentor, Bob Jones, Disciplined for Sexual Misconduct in 1991

  1. rahabsplace says:

    Bob Jones underwent a 5 year restoration process. He never denied what he had done. Rick Joyner publicly apologized because Bob came to him for help and he didn’t believe the situation was as bad as it was and did not provide the help Bob needed. I have posted about this on my own blog

    http://rahabsplace.wordpress.com/2008/03/30/transparency-in-ministry/

    Bob asked Rick Joyner to write about this in 1996 because he wanted people to learn from his sin and not get caught in the snare he had been caught in.

  2. Al says:

    Staying Within the Confines of the Word of God

    God has left us His Word and His Spirit to give us direction for our lives. Our lives are to be governed by the Word of God with the help of the Holy Spirit. (Psalm 119:105, John 16:13, Romans 8:14) When we go outside of the parameters of the Word of God we open the door to demonic deception. (Ephesians 4:27)

    There are 3 doctrines being taught in the church today that in my opinion are very harmful because they open the door to demonic power to manifest in the church. The first one is that if you are a prophet you can prophesy to anyone you want at will because you are a prophet. This doctrine violates the Word of God. The Word of God says in 1 Corinthians 12:11 the gifts of the Spirit operate as God wills, not as we will. 2 Peter 1:21 says that prophecy never comes by the will of man. Ironically if you get into verse one of chapter two he begins to warn the church about false prophets. When a person operates the gifts of the Spirit by his own will he opens the door to familiar spirits that are demonic to give him information. That person now becomes a Christian medium for demonic power. Even Jesus could not operate the gifts of the Spirit as He willed because He was operating as the son of man on the earth. He had put His mighty power and glory to the side and had to be anointed to function for God. (John 5:19, 20, 30, Philippians 2:7 TLB, Acts 10:38)

    The second doctrine that I also see that is damaging to the church is the doctrine of seeking angelic visitations and asking God to give you visions. No where in scripture do we see this. There is no biblical basis for this. The Bible says we walk by faith and not by site. (2 Corinthians 5:7) Again seeing into the spirit realm is done thru the gift of discerning of spirits which is one of the 9 gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12. Again like prophecy this gift operates as the spirit wills. When you go outside of the Word of God you open yourself up for demonic deception and you will begin to have visions of angels and Jesus but it will be devils that transform themselves as angels of light to deceive people.(2 Corinthians 11:12-15)

    Colossians2:18-19(The Message Translation)Don’t tolerate people who try to run your life, ordering you to bow and scrape, insisting that you join their obsession with angels and that you seek out visions. They’re a lot of hot air, that’s all they are. They’re completely out of touch with the source of life, Christ, who puts us together in one piece, whose very breath and blood flow through us. He is the Head and we are the body. We can grow up healthy in God

    The third doctrine that is damaging to the body of Christ is that you can go to Heaven and visit any time you want to. They use Hebrews 4:16, Ephesians 2:6 these doctrines are doctrines of devils devised in these last days to cause people to fall away. (1Timothy 4:1-2, 2 Timothy 4:1-5) When you start visualizing and doing some of the new age stuff they are teaching about this you will have supernatural experiences but they won’t be from Jehovah God but from the god of this world the devil.

    Hebrews 5:14 tells us that thru the use of the meat of the Word of God we train our senses to discern both good and evil. Let us judge things by the Word of God and the inward witness of the Holy Ghost.(1 Thessalonians 5:20-21, John 16:13, Romans 8:14,16, 1 John 4:1)

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  3. I agree with this article. Please look at Danny Steyne. He also has been mentored by Bob Jones. Please warn people about Danny (Mountain of Worship)

  4. pat holliday says:

    This gets weirder and and weirder all the time. The Only way to make sense out of this nutty stuff is to know that Jesus is real and the Bible is the Word of God. See link to a newsletter below, The Cosmic Christ and Walkins.
    I appreciate your prayers and they are working for us. The “Prophets of Doom” are taking to talk radio calling Pat Holliday evil and under “God’s Judgments.” They are grouping me together with Todd Bentley and Joel Osteen. Oh, well, if you can’t be famous maybe the Devil will try to make you infamous. The Bible warns, “what you do to the least of one of these little ones you’ll do unto Me.” I am so grateful that Jesus has me covered by His Blood and the Fire of the Holy Ghost… Keep Praying… God is binding up the forces of evil and uncovering more than we ever wanted to know.
    AND NOW DEAR FRIENDS READ WHERE THIS GREAT MIRACLE –WORKING POWER IS COMING FROM . . . READ AND WEEP FOR THE SEDUCED SOULS
    TODD BENTLEY’S TRIBAL DANCE IN LAKELAND
    Bentley rushes on the stage to wage spiritual war and get his Third Heaven Star Gates open so that he can acquire his lost angels back. (True Christian’s intercessors are praying). “Oh,” he says,” I hear the mighty warrior’s battle cries,” Bentley proclaims. In the audience background, the chanting and Indian drumming rose to a new pitch of spiritual warfare. I expected the covered wagons to take to center stage.
    In the video clip below, notice the Indian chanting and the thrashing of Indian drums pounding, beating to summons to the Great White Spirit to come down from the Third Portals while Todd Bentley prays screaming angels, angels, angels and fire, fire and fire down from the heavens; a sensational lady doing a Britney Spears style, demonic Indian dance. Hey, Great! Ladies, now we can get our husbands and sons to go church. They no longer have to go to the go go bars with polls and poking dollar bills into the strange women garters. Bring the boys to the Church and poke the money into the pastor’s buckets.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93398rf6DcU&eurl=http://www.prophecyportal.com/watch-video/OFCMIvU4SwU/groovygirl812/todd-bentleys-worship-leader-forgets-how-to-play-piano.htm
    These spirits are very strong and powerful. Get away from TODD’S GOD CALLED “IT”. Satan’s counterfeit will resemble a band of wild Indians and tribal warriors dancing shouting battle cries.
    DON’T GO THROUGH THE STAR GATE PORTAL TO THE THIRD HEAVEN. . . . A new powerful newsletter concerning how the “Cosmic Christ and Walk Ins,” fit into Opening the Star Gates to the Third Heavens. Here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/3387029/Todd-Bentley-Cosmic-Christ-Walk-Ins-Opening-Star-Gates-by-Prayer
    You will find free mp3’s from Pat Holliday radio programs here. There are many new mp3’s and about six concerning Todd Bentley.
    http://www.patholliday.com/radio.php


    Pat Holliday

  5. pat holliday says:

    Dear Friends:
    This gets weirder and and weirder all the time. The Only way to make sense out of this nutty stuff is to know that Jesus is real and the Bible is the Word of God. See link to a newsletter below, The Cosmic Christ and Walkins.
    I appreciate your prayers and they are working for us. The “Prophets of Doom” are taking to talk radio calling Pat Holliday evil and under “God’s Judgments.” They are grouping me together with Todd Bentley and Joel Osteen. Oh, well, if you can’t be famous maybe the Devil will try to make you infamous. The Bible warns, “what you do to the least of one of these little ones you’ll do unto Me.” I am so grateful that Jesus has me covered by His Blood and the Fire of the Holy Ghost… Keep Praying… God is binding up the forces of evil and uncovering more than we ever wanted to know.
    AND NOW DEAR FRIENDS READ WHERE THIS GREAT MIRACLE –WORKING POWER IS COMING FROM . . . READ AND WEEP FOR THE SEDUCED SOULS
    TODD BENTLEY’S TRIBAL DANCE IN LAKELAND
    Bentley rushes on the stage to wage spiritual war and get his Third Heaven Star Gates open so that he can acquire his lost angels back. (True Christian’s intercessors are praying). “Oh,” he says,” I hear the mighty warrior’s battle cries,” Bentley proclaims. In the audience background, the chanting and Indian drumming rose to a new pitch of spiritual warfare. I expected the covered wagons to take to center stage.
    In the video clip below, notice the Indian chanting and the thrashing of Indian drums pounding, beating to summons to the Great White Spirit to come down from the Third Portals while Todd Bentley prays screaming angels, angels, angels and fire, fire and fire down from the heavens; a sensational lady doing a Britney Spears style, demonic Indian dance. Hey, Great! Ladies, now we can get our husbands and sons to go church. They no longer have to go to the go go bars with polls and poking dollar bills into the strange women garters. Bring the boys to the Church and poke the money into the pastor’s buckets.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93398rf6DcU&eurl=http://www.prophecyportal.com/watch-video/OFCMIvU4SwU/groovygirl812/todd-bentleys-worship-leader-forgets-how-to-play-piano.htm
    These spirits are very strong and powerful. Get away from TODD’S GOD CALLED “IT”. Satan’s counterfeit will resemble a band of wild Indians and tribal warriors dancing shouting battle cries.
    DON’T GO THROUGH THE STAR GATE PORTAL TO THE THIRD HEAVEN. . . . A new powerful newsletter concerning how the “Cosmic Christ and Walk Ins,” fit into Opening the Star Gates to the Third Heavens. Here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/3387029/Todd-Bentley-Cosmic-Christ-Walk-Ins-Opening-Star-Gates-by-Prayer
    You will find free mp3’s from Pat Holliday radio programs here. There are many new mp3’s and about six concerning Todd Bentley.
    http://www.patholliday.com/radio.php


    Pat Holliday

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