In 1983, after moving to the United States, Hinn traveled to Orlando, Florida, and founded the Orlando Christian Center. Hinn began claiming that God was using him as a conduit for healings, and he began to hold healing services at his church, which he dubbed "Miracle Crusades". Soon, these events were being held at large stadiums and auditoriums across the United States and the world. Hinn's first nationally televised service was held in Flint, Michigan, in 1989. During the early 1990s, Hinn launched a new daily talk show called "This Is Your Day" on the Trinity Broadcasting Network owned by Paul Crouch. Hinn's ministry began to expand rapidly and was praised by many but also criticized by Christian leaders. In 1999, Hinn stepped down as pastor of the Orlando Christian Center and moved his ministry's administrative headquarters to Fort Worth, Texas. In November of 2007, United States Senator Chuck Grassley announced an investigation into the tax-exempt status of the six ministries under Benny Hinn's leadership.
On March 16, 2009, Grassley stated "My staff and I continue to review the information we've received from the ministries that cooperated, and we continue to weigh our options for the ministries that have not cooperated," noting that two of the ministries, Benny Hinn's and Joyce Meyer's, gave full financial disclosure. On January 6, 2011, Senator Grassley concluded the three-year investigation with no penalties and no definitive findings of wrongdoing. Although Hinn is widely criticized, there is also evidence that his ministry is creating positive change for the world. Benny Hinn Ministries claims to support nearly sixty mission organizations around the globe, as well as several orphanages worldwide, housing and feeding over one hundred thousand children a year and supporting forty-five thousand children daily because of his donors. Hinn has also authored several inspirational Christian books. It is a public record that Benny Hinn Ministries donated $100,000 for relief supplies for Hurricane Katrina victims in 2005 and $250,000 to the tsunami relief effort in 2007.Return to the previous page
|Birth Date:||3 Dec, 1952|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Net Worth 2020:||60 million|
|Net Worth 2021:||60 million|