In 1997 Randy Clark, a healing evangelist, held meetings at Bethel Church in Redding, California. Pastor Clark sent training to Bethel in advance to teach the congregation how to be prayer servants. A small portion of that training was a model of “deliverance” from Argentina. Our first tool “The Four Doors” was introduced to us during that training.
Dawna DeSilva, one of the co-leaders and founders of the Sozo Ministry, and one of her friends attended this training at Bethel. Afterward, they began to use the concept of “The Four Doors” when they prayed for people. Seeing a miraculous difference in people’s level of freedom, they birthed the “Sozo Ministry.” As the Sozo Ministry developed, the Lord introduced other tools that have aided in people being healed and released from the wounds and lies the enemy used in their past.
In 1998 other churches and organizations requested the Sozo Ministry to share what God had started. Thus, the Sozo Ministry started traveling to train and equip other churches and organizations to start their own Sozo Ministry.
In November of 2006, a team from Bethel Church in Redding came to Bethel Church (then called Harvest Life) in Defiance, Ohio and ministered in the church, teaching the Sozo ministry. Since that time, the Bethel Defiance has developed teams and those teams have been ministering regularly to both church members and those outside the congregation.