Pastor Says Women’s Toes Regrew in Missouri Service as Critics Call for Evidence
By Danielle Jarvis
March 30, 2023
A church in Springfield, Missouri claims that a woman’s amputated toes were regrown through prayer during a service hosted by James River Church. Now, critics want proof.
The event was reportedly part of a “Week of Power” at the church, which included services by guest pastors Bill Johnson of Bethel Church and Randy Clark. John Lindell, the church pastor at River Church in Missouri, recently made the claim that a woman’s three amputated toes regrew during a creative miracle service.
According to The Independent, the pastor claimed to have regrown an amputee’s toes through prayer – prompting a mocking website to be launched at ShowMeTheToes.com.
Pastor Lindell said the church performed the miracle on congregant Kristina Dines.
Ms Dines, 46, was allegedly forced to have three toes amputated from one of her feet in 2015 when her husband broke into her home and shot her multiple times in an attack that also claimed the life of her friend.
It all started when Johnson asked his prayer team members to put their hands on the woman’s feet and pray for healing. After a few moments of silence, members reported feeling heat radiating from her foot and then saw a pinky toe begin to regrow. Soon after, two more toes began growing back as well. Though skeptics are still seeking further evidence about this incredible story, it has already become one of the most talked about miracles in recent years.
As they prayed, they watched as three toes began to grow on her feet, Mr Johnson claims in a livestreamed sermon discussing the alleged miracle.
“They saw the bone come, wrapped in flesh. And by morning, the toenails, everything had formed, she got three brand new toes,” he says.
The claims were echoed by Mr Lindell and Ms Dines in another livestreamed sermon.
“As the ladies prayed for Krissy over the next 30 minutes, all three toes grew, and by that point, were longer than her pinky toe. Within an hour, nails began to grow on all the toes,” the pastor says.
This has now reportedly been verified by a doctor’s appointment.
People from all over have heard stories of Dines’ toes regrowing and how it was made possible through the power of prayer.
While skeptics are seeking evidence to confirm this miraculous claim, many other pastors are standing behind Johnson’s sermon and claims of prayer-induced healing.