What is Bethel SOZO?

The History of Bethel Sozo

Dawna deSilva & Teresa Liebscher

The Bethel Sozo Ministry was birthed in Bethel Church, Redding, California in 1997 after the healing evangelist, Randy Clark’s ministry team taught prayer servants in Bethel Church a 10 step deliverance tool that was used very effectively by Pablo Batari in the revivals in Argentina.

Dawna de Silva used this very successfully in the prayer line and out of that was birthed Bethel Sozo Minisitry, with the covering of Beni Johnson, the prayer pastor of Bethel Church.

In addition to their tools, they also added tools from other mature ministries, eg. Dr. Ed Smith, the creator of Theophostics; and the famous Japanese brain specialist, Aiko Horman.

The Ministry expanded to many nations, and IBSO was created for the development of leaders and the distribution of Bethel Sozo Ministry. In the process, Regional directors have been appointed in other countries.

What is sozo?

It is a Holy Spirit lead inner healing and deliverance ministry where the person is helped to discover the lies believed about Father God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that can be related to early childhood wounds that have constantly been undermining their belief system at the foundation, from experiencing a joyful and victorious lifestyle and intimate walk with God. Throughout the session the focus is on the issues the person are dealing with not sin or the devil.

Through the sozo process, the truth about what God says and thinks about them are discovered from God Himself and this truth breaks strongholds and belief patterns that set will them free to discover their identity and become the sons and daughters that Father God destined them to be through Jesus.

The process is quick and easy. Because the person will be connected to the Godhead, further sozo sessions are not normally required.

In the USA the Bethel Sozo ministry of Bethel Church in Redding, California is led by Dawna DeSilva and Teresa Liebscher.

There are six tools that the SOZO team uses:

Father Ladder
Four Doors
Presenting Jesus
The Wall
Trigger Mechanisms (Advanced Tool)
Divine Editing (Advanced Tool)


Shabar is a ministry to individuals who have continued to have inner healing ministry and yet cannot hold on to their healing. This ministry is not a first grab tool but is a tool to use toward the end of the inner healing process. The Shabar ministry was launched in 2002 by developing a Shabar team to ministry to individuals requesting the ministry.