Benny Hinn's Life Story
Benny Hinn was born on December 3, 1952, in the port city of Jaffa (part of modern Tel Aviv), Israel, where his family had set up residence as immigrants to Palestine from Greece. In 1968, not long after the Six-Day War, he immigrated with his family to Canada.
In February 1972 Benny Hinn's life took on an entirely new meaning when he surrendered his heart and life to Jesus Christ as high school friends prayed with him. Soon afterward, he was called to minister the Gospel.
Married in 1979, Benny Hinn and his wife, Suzanne, are the proud parents of three daughters and a son. This past year a son was born to oldest daughter, Jessica, and husband Pastor Michael Koulianos, giving Pastor Benny and Suzanne their first grandchild.
The Hinns reside in Southern California, strategically near the ministry-owned television studio and church in Aliso Viejo. The corporate headquarters for Benny Hinn Ministries / World Healing Center Church is located in Grapevine, Texas.
Benny Hinn: Over 30 Years as Statesman, Author, Broadcaster, Bridge Builder, and Evangelist
In worldwide ministry more than 30 years, Pastor Benny Hinn has preached the Gospel face to face and through television to more than a billion people. Through Holy Spirit Miracle Crusades, Training for Ministry Conferences, TV broadcasts, the Internet, printed page, and audio-video recordings, this evangelist's straightforward and uncompromising message of God's love has inspired hundreds of millions to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pastor Benny's ministry is also engaged in crisis relief, children's homes, and feeding programs, as well as hospital and emergency care. During the past year alone, not only did his ministry help provide food, clothing, shelter, education, and religious training for 46,368 children around the globe (including partnerships with 31 different missionary and relief agencies), but it also continues to underwrite the free care expenses of such powerful outreaches as a hospital in Calcutta, India, where over 200,000 patients are treated annually, and My Father's House children's homes in Mexico and the Philippines.
Winning the Lost at Any Cost
Today, Pastor Benny continues to take the message of God's saving and healing power to the world. Tens of millions attend his Holy Spirit Miracle Crusades each year. Memorable crusades have included audiences up to 7.3 million (in three services) in India, the largest healing service in recorded history. During recent years, he has been welcomed during his travels by kings, prime ministers, and heads of state, yet his message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ continues to be fervent, motivating him to "go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 15:15).
After more than 30 years in ministry as statesman, author, broadcaster, bridge builder, and evangelist, Pastor Benny Hinn remains committed, more than ever, to winning the lost at any cost