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Wife of televangelist Benny Hinn files for divorce

The wife of faith healer and televangelist Benny Hinn has filed for divorce in Orange County Superior Court.

Suzanne Hinn filed her divorce papers Feb. 1, according to the court website. Her attorney, Sorrell Trope, could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.

Benny Hinn The couple married in 1979 and have three daughters and a son, according to a biography on posted on the website for Benny Hinn Ministries.

The silver-haired Hinn is one of the world's most financially successful faith healers.

He lives in a multimillon-dollar home near Salt Creek Beach Park in Dana Point. And he has flown around the world in a leased Gulfstream jet to lead his "Miracle Crusades," during which tens of thousands of followers have packed stadiums and auditoriums to hear Hinn preach about the Gospel and God's healing powers.

Hinn has been a pastor for more than 30 years but remains committed to "winning the lost at any cost," his website says.

Hinn's ministries are headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, and operates a television studio in Aliso Viejo.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Faith healer Benny Hinn during a 2003 Miracle Crusade at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times.

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The only true faith is with GOD, keep your eyes upon Jesus. Benny Hinh is a mega celebrity with mega money, but he is not God.

1st Corinthians 7:10-11 says that a woman must not seperate from her husband. but if she does, she must remain unmarried or else ne reconciledto her husband. and a husband likewise. all of 1st Corinthians chapter 7 talks about marriage. only Mr. Hinn, his wife and especially the Lord know whats going on in this relationship.

I use to be in a preacher's family for around 20 yrs. I went through a terrible divorce from this preacher's son. Anyway,I do know one thing ,you are not to mess with a called Man Of God, her divorcing him is probably very wrong. Of course only God knows the truth. I admire this man,as he gives nothing but all Glory to God and Christfor the Miracles,he is only God's tool by which this is done. I hate to hear this mess,true or not true. This is a man that you should up-hold in prayer,there is a Biblical way of handling these matters. If there isreal wrong on his part,God is the one to deal with this. So stop and think before you judge ,less you should fall yourself.Pray the best of this to honor God...Pray for him and her not judge.

I am a simple lowly man... I stopped drinking, cursing, being a jack**s, because I had four kids who I new were looking up to me for leadership, and would role model themselves after me. I committed to marriage, in spite of "rough patches" because I told myself marriage is forever, as God wants it, and AGAIN, KIDS REPEAT PARENTS PATTERNS.... Thanks HINN FAMILY, for making it easier for the thousands of people that look up to you for leadership, to now think it's o.k. to divorce. "For better or worse"

I'm real disapointed that no one that I read on this subject,took a stand for this Man of God...Which he was called to do a mighty work,even before he married this woman. I'm sure she gets tired of him being gone on crusades,but she knew when they married He was called.The Devil is fighting for he knows he is losing the Battle.So Benny Hinn if you read this know that I'll pray for you and your wife,for the Lord's will to be done. Shame on these people ,for all it is that they are jealous,and probably don't even know the Lord in their hearts...just head knowlegde doesn't hack it.

I am very sorry to hear about this divorce with Benny Hinn and his wife, It should be a three strand cord marriage and Jesus in the middle and it should be very hard to break. You both need to take a marriage class and come back down to reality. One mind and one accord in Jesus. Sherry Little

Makes you wonder why he can't 'heal' his marriage, doesn't it? Frankly, if he could truly heal people, he should be visiting hospitals all over the world healing people...and not for the dollar. What needs to happen now? Mr. Hinn needs to step down from his 'ministry'. Perhaps if he did, he might be able to save his marriage....but I doubt it. Mrs. is probably sick of the facade....and wants the Dana Point place to herself.

Sad testimony about Christianity....

i don't believe this is really true, it could be like one of the tabloids- they mary and divorce celebs everyday, even if this was true it doesn't amaze me because she is just one of today's selfish materialistic women...i feel sorry for any one who looked up to her as a women of God when they should take only Christ as their model. the Bible is clear on this " GOD HATES DIVORCE !!!" sad news for her fans but nothing for christ-followers!!

Benny Hinn is a fraud. He's even admitted he was wrong about his theology to an apologist from the Christian Research Institute. Never-the-less, as has already been mentioned, "God hates divorce". I pray they can reconcile.

Matthew, I believe it said his WIFE FILED for divorce, not him.

Robert Tilton is by far the greatest televangelist. Pastor Gas rules! Hoo baba kanda...

Bunch of religious nuts are commenting here! Especially the guy who blames feminism for divorce. But I guess he thinks it's okay to be a phony faith healer who steals millions of dollars from stupid people?

Ok, I admit I am tired after work and had a few laughs at so many different view points. Some of you are true believers with Father God`s Holy Spirit divinely giving you a loving and prayerful concern about someone else`s walk in the Lord. But, I got saved after being divorced for years. John 6:44 was graciously shared with me, and I now realize I was seeking The Truth. My husband feared my interest in reading the Bible. I did not know people had souls! Let us agree, in Jesus The Christ`s name, that we may honor Our Creator of this Universe by truly lifting up some intercessory prayers for the Benny Hinn/Hill family during this short journey on Planet Earth. That is what kind people did for us. Do unto others (pray) as you would like others to do unto you.

1. The Catholic church was/is against divorce, that's why Henry XIII formed the Church of England which is the root of American Christianity.
2. One person suffering a delusion is insane. Many people suffering a delusion is called a religion.
3. Get real, there is no god. We make our own choices and decisions and not because some higher power has given us the right.
4. "Faith is believing what you know ain't so" Mark Twain

Father i pray that you grant the family of Benny Hinn strength both him, his wife and the children that they may stand during this trying time.i pray you raise a standard against the enemy on behalf of this family.Let them have a new song at the end of this all.Amen.

Nakuru, Kenya

Benny Hinn who??? Never heard of this bum before! Benny Hill, yes.......but not Benny Hinn. Must be a misspelling here. May god bless Benny Hill wherever he is at now - I think six feet under the last time I can recall. He was funny that's for sure. Religion, is a big money maker. Lies and cheats. Those of us who are true believers know better than to follow such Jim Baker like A-holes.

Tina it is because these men of God are doing the same things sinners are doing, except the sinners are not hiding behind the bible.

Oh the hummor! There are some real funny comments in this blog! I hope she does clean his clock! To all you who said that God hates a divorcing. Your right, he does. But, Jesus said that the only allowance for a divorce is adultery. But that does not mean that that is what is going on here. Just because someone claims to be Christian does not mean that they really are. Jesus prophesied that in the last days there would be many false prophets. Benny is one of them. He is NOT a true healer. Hinn and his kind will not make it into the new system that Jesus promised. "Happy are the MEAK, for they shall inherit the EARTH" Mat 5:5. NOT HEAVEN! Califonia law says the only one party has to want a divorce. Since these two people are not true Christians, bible standards do NOT apply to them. They can do what they want. Mrs. Hinn, defrock him.

This divorce will open up how Benny Hinn Inc. works and profits from the snake charming business. Hopefully the wife will take down this charlaton.

Guys, divorce is wrong and displeasing to God. HOWEVER, it is permitted in case of infidelity. Cracks me up that so many people here quote scripture without knowing it.

I don't think its none of our business to judge or criticize someone else's divorce. I bet most of you are either divorce, single or in a bad relationship. So, my advice to you is, mind your own business. Take care of your own problems at home and let others take care of their own.

Father God,i pray that the divorce may not push through and your love may embrace them in Jesus name.Amen

In Response to TAM...
Everyone is a sinner...you say Christians hide behind the bible, non Christians hide behind many things as well, it's called excuses...the truth...as the word says, WE ALL FALL SHORT...Most Men/Women of God are trying to do better, live better, think better, act better...and cold hearted people are eager to eat them up and spit them out when, wow, they're human and make mistakes...as I said earlier, none of know whats really going on...I happen to know Suzanne...and I know people that know Benny...they are decent people, just caught up by the enemy, as we all are at points in our lives...rather then judge, and spit nastiness out, be self righteous and denounce God...I say be VERY careful...We never know when it will be one of us in that same sad place, be it divorce, loss, discouragement, many things...Where is our sense of compassion...again, as I said earlier, we should feel sad that a 30+ year marriage is coming to an end...can you imagine the pain the entire family must be going through!why don't all of you cinics shut up and take a minute to pray for their family...

Why do you people find it hard to live with a pastor who is rich must pastors be poor for you to accept their gospel?

Hey Guys the Bible teaches us not to Judge anyone no matter what they do, Non of Us knows the truth we should just pray for Pastor Benny and his wife so that God's Grace comes upon them and they renew their marriege .otherwise what they are going thru is what all christians are going thru remember the devil is alert and his duty is to come steal and destroy what God has put together. so my dear Brethren lets pray for the man of God not Judge him, coz non of us is perfect its only the grace of God that we should pray for daily.

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