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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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Sabemos que esta llegando el fin del enemigo,por supuesto los ataques seran cada vez mayor,el principe de las tinieblas patalea su final y ataca y ataca,pero de nada le servira.EL REINO DE DIOS Y SU JUSTICIA DIVINA ENCIERRA GRANDES PROMESAS ,SUS HIJOS SERAN CUBIERTOS ,(ademas ,si critiacaron a JESUS,hablan de DIOS y no lo conocen,que podemos esperar para los hombres que defienden la PALABRA?)Por supuesto Satanas compra almas para desmoralizar,finalmente quedara burlado el.

If Benny Hinn can really heal people, why doesn't he replace the lost limb of a Iraq War veteran? When he does this, I will personally donate my entire estate to his church and dedicate my life to serving his great gift from God.

Of course this will never happen and he will continue to dupe the hopeful out of their money.

A divorce? A lot has been said about it in the Bible and yet:

Jesus did not marry (as per the Bible), He cared "peanuts" for wealth .. just did His thing ... never materially attached ... though He could if He wanted to...and He took all his Disciples (or they followed him, whatever) with Him, married or not, to preach and spread the message of God...and somewhere, He did mention ... a controversial statement...I have not come here to bring peace but a sword ... to set father against brother.etc (Matthew 10:34).

It is only logical that you when you marry ... there is not much time to focus on what you really need to be doing or follow your calling ... too many emotions to distract one...too many family obligations to pull you down ...

Jesus left His home to follow his calling...

The disciples left their homes to follow their calling...


none of them allowed themselves to be materially attached (they were too busy doing their thing to buy mansions and take care of families)


Jesus himself was born in a Manger..

The point may not be to stress that being poor is the way to be spiritual...

it could mean that being materially poor you have ample time to focus on the spiritual development of your being (is it not about the inability to serve two masters?)

Anyway Marriages and Divorces are the people's rules and regulations ... and God gave advice on what we came up with, going along with us, one step at a time, with our revelations ... as did Jesus ...

Hmmm...so Benny Hinn faces the divorce run-of-the-mill...

Let's pray for Hinn, coz no matter what, God still loves him.

Benny Hinn, we love and support you.We will continue to pray for you, your wife and your ministry. The enemy is mad because the Lord uses you to heal and set free many who were bound, continue to set the captive free! Our prayers are with you!

It is sad to read negative talk against a man who I witness loves the Lord. Benny did not file for divorce, his wife did. And we instead of judging and criticizing, we need to pray for our brothers and sisters who serve the Lord in ministry. A brother or sister who is going through hard attack from the devil - they need our prayer and not a bunch of fleshy talk (those that don't walk in the Spirit, but are rather controlled by their sinful nature).

i love everything about marriage,as we post our views let's not watch the clog on our brother's eye b4 we see ours;i have learnt about prioritizing our priorities, remember it is God 1st then 2nd our spouses think about this-
-i need to find the one(God)to be the one
-When i passionately pursue my two( our spouses) it pleases my one(God)and that's what matters most

GOOD. Let him lose millions of dollars. He's a wolf in sheepskin clothing.

God have mercy, open eyes that they may see this as an attack of the enemy, and reconcile., its time to raise and pray.

We are in the Last Days what Jesus himself said. And there will be a falling away specially amongst the Elect. Apostasy is here. But the saddest thing is that ordinary people are being looted of their hard earned money.

Br. Benny better explain to his followers. It is a fearful thing to fall into the Hands of God.

If Fear of the Lord has gripped my heart how much more for this self-proclaimed preachers?


Hmm,these so called Christians preach hate and act as if a marriage is a special convenant between God, a man, and a woman. They refuse to allow gays and lesbians the Right we deserve to get married. Most of our relationships last longer, and yet we don't have equal rights to visit our loved ones or social security to help take care of them if they become ill. Something is not right here!

preaching, church, but not all. most of then are like ordinally businesses e.g. corner shop, retail shop, you name them...

It is really not good to read about Benny Hinn and his divorce. Actually this does not only give a bad impression about Benny but about the church as a whole. Please let us take good care of the church and those feeble flock not forgeting the non believers.

this is sad news. i think the marriage institution needs God's intervention.

this is sad news. i think the marriage institution needs God's intervention.

I pray GOD will see them through.

Y ASK WHO DO YU BELIEVE???? oF COURSE BELIEVE ONLY GOD AND HIS WORD (read your bible, ref: 1st Corinthians 7 vs 10-11) and stop the blame game.. Who are you to Judge or who made a Judge?/// Read the Bible for yourself and not for Pastor Benny or his wife ....The contract or covenant of Marriage is ordained by God and should not be broken by man... Why is it that we dont learn endurance in marriage?????

I spent many years as a BLIND Catholic,and switched to Christianity a few years ago, i grew up on the streets,and still have some rough edges i need working on,but every shred of intuition i have,that has kept me out of dangerous situations tells me that Benny Hinn is a False Prophet, has he ever given money to the inner city poor?....the victims in Haiti, Katrina,911,or any other devastating events ,since he started his so called Ministry ? someone educate me ? ..he lives in a multi million dollar mansion, flies around the world in a Concord Jet and he keeps his money for what ? I doubt Jesus would agree with his lifestyle ,when the economy is taking a nosedive and good people are homeless,living in cardboard boxes,ill tell you when i believe in him as a true Prophet, let him do one of his so called crusades..at a Maximum Security Prison..with hardened criminals, i want to see him touch them and have them drop like flies, like they do at his crusades...because these are the people he should be healing before they get out of prison and rape,murder and molest good people again when they get out ? Anyone agree ? sorry but i belive in God, but i was fooled before and would like to see Benny Hinn spreading the wealth,and taking his healing powers to Cancer Centers,where children are dying for no reason..? anyone want to debate with me ? am i being rational...if i had his money, and powers, thats where id be...agree or disagree ? enlighten me,please

No matter what has happened the truth remains that Hinn is the Man of God and the Bible says touch not the anointed one of God and do them no harm. the cause of everything we dont know. As believers it is not a matter to smile joke about but to prey for them, God there maker knows every thing.

Why is it a man/woman can do wonderful things in the name of our Lord and one fall and everyone is quick to be judge and throw the baby out with the water? Benny has a heart for the Lord -and whether it's had or has/ I'll let God take care of it with Benny. I believe the man when I knew him , had a heart in tune to God's calling...and if that's changed, well, the questions and answers will be between him and God..and all I know is our God is just and fair. And my duty is to pray for his family and for the people that Satan will pull his way by using this event (divorce).

Will someone take the time to read what i asked and answer my questions ?

pastor we shall continue praying for u
God is fair

We wil always love and pray for pst hinn though the righteous falls they rise and when they rise they rise with more power more anointing

Nothing like a good divorce to create an ugly scandal. And this on is going to be worth millions. Thank God for lawyers, eh?

benny hinn is only human and if his wife has decided so, it is her sin, i still believe in benny hinn and his miracles, he is still a man of God and still anointed.

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