5000 Worshippers Gather for Bethel Music Concert in Redding, CA, Flouting Shutdown Regulations

Worship leader Sean Feucht, a Bethel Church School of Supernatural Ministry alum who has been touring across California singing Bethel worship tunes and engaging in the charismatic darks arts of “spirit-filled manifestations,” drew up to 5000 people to an outdoor worship gathering under Sundial bridge last night in what was the first leg of 5-city, 5-night worship tour that many are complaining is illegal and irresponsible under current California shut down conditions.

The event, called Let us Worship, was announced by Feutch on social media beforehand and was stressed that it was not in any way formally associated with Bethel or given permission by Bethel Leadership, though it was widely attended by Bethel congregants, given the 10,000-member behemoth’s presence in the area.

Images and videos from the concert show a few people social distancing, but by and large, everyone is packed together with barely any masks being worn.

According to anewscafe,

A security guard who stood watch at the Sundial Bridge entrance estimated that about 5,000 people had crossed the bridge Wednesday night for the outdoor Bethel Church-affiliated service that began at 7:30 p.m. sharp and lasted until about 9 p.m.

“That’s my best guess,” he said with a shrug when asked to surmise how many people were there that night.

“A lot of people, that’s for sure.”

The event was not permitted, as according to KRCR reporter Mike Mangus. “Shasta County Public Health says they were told by the organizer it would be a ‘small’ gathering, so a permit was not required.”

In response to some of the comments Feuchts received, he released this statement on Facebook:

The tour, which will continue tonight in Pasadena, assuming they don’t get shut down, has Bakersfield and Fresno next in line, culminating with San Diego on Sunday night July 26th.