Benny Hinn: Biography, Age, Height, Books, Wife, Children, and Net worth

Benny Hinn is an Israeli-born American-Canadian televangelist popularly recognized for his regular Miracle Crusades and faith healing summits. His revival meetings are usually held in stadiums in major cities and broadcast worldwide on his television program, This Is Your Day.

Benny Hinn has been married to Suzanne Hinn since 1979. The couple has four children and lives in California, United State. Get to know more facts about the American televangelist in this article.

Summary about Benny Hinn biography

Full name(Toufik Benedictu) Benny Hinn
Date of birth3 December 1952
Age as of February 2024 71 years
Birth signSagittarius
GenderMale
Place of birthJaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
ResidenceCalifornia, United States
Marital statusMarried
WifeSuzanne Hinn
Children4
MotherClemence Hinn
FatherCostandi Hinn
Siblings6
NationalityAmerican-Canadian
EthnicityWhite
ReligionChristianity
Net worth$60 million
EducationGeorges Vanier Secondary School
ProfessionTelevangelist
Height5 feet 10 inches (177cm)
Weight198 pounds ( 90kg)

Benny Hinn biography

The American televangelist was born Toufik Benedictu in Jaffa in 1952, in Israel’s then-newly established state. His parents, Clemence Hinn and Costandi Hinn, were born in Palestine and had Greek, Palestinian, and Armenian heritage. His father was the mayor of Jaffa at the time of his birth.

In 1968, after the 1967 Arab–Israeli War, Benny Hinn’s family emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was from there that he attended Georges Vanier Secondary School. Benny Hinn was baptized by Jerusalem’s patriarch and raised within the Eastern Orthodox tradition.

He became a born-again Christian in 1972. He grew up alongside his six siblings, namely William Hinn, Henry Hinn, Sam Hinn, Rose Hinn, Michael Hinn, Chris Hinn

How old is Benny Hinn?

As of February 2024, Benny Hinn is 71 years old. The American televangelist was born on 3 December, 1952, in Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. His birth sign is Sagittarius.

Benny Hinn’s height and weight

Hinn stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 177 centimetres. He weighs around 190 pounds or 90 kilograms.

Benny Hinn’s net worth

According to data from Celebrity Net Worth, Benny’s collective success has earned him an estimated $60 million. He has mainly acquired his wealth from church offerings and donations. He has also earned part of his wealth from selling his books.

Benny Hinn ministry

Upon moving to the United States in 1979, the famous preacher settled in Orlando, Florida, where he founded the Orlando Christian Center in 1983. He then began holding healing services in his church. Later, he began conducting Miracle Crusades in large stadiums and auditoriums across the United States. His first nationally televised service was held in Flint, Michigan, in 1989.

The following year, he launched a new daily talk show, This Is Your Day. The show has been airing clips of supposed miracles from his crusades. Soon after, his ministry grew rapidly, earning praise and criticism from fellow Christian leaders.

Benny Hinn stepped down as pastor of the Orlando Christian Center in 1999 and moved his ministry’s administrative headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. His initial church was renamed Faith World Church under the leadership of pastor Clint Brown, who merged his Orlando church with Benny’s.

Aside from preaching the gospel, Hinn is also an author. He has authored a several books, including Good Morning, Holy Spirit, Mysteries of the Anointing, and Going Deeper with the Holy Spirit.

His TV program This Is Your Day is among the world’s most-watched Christian programs. He conducts regular Miracle Crusades held in sports stadiums in major cities worldwide.

According to the American preacher, he has spoken to one billion people through his crusades, including memorable crusade with an attendance of 7.3 million people in India.

Benny Hinn’s criticism and controversy

Hinn has been the subject of scrutiny on several fronts. Critics argue that some of his practices, including faith healing and claims of financial prosperity, lack a biblical foundation. He has also caused controversy for remarks he has made during TV appearances.

For instance, In 1999, Hinn appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, claiming that God had given him a vision predicting the resurrection of thousands of dead people after watching the network.

In 2017, pastor Costi Hinn, Benny Hinn’s nephew, shared a testimony of his time in Benny Hinn’s ministry. He described the expensive cars and lavish houses the preacher owns. Costi Hinn has been critical of him for preaching the prosperity gospel and for misinterpreting scriptures on several occasions. However, In 2019, Hinn denounced his prosperity theology.

I am correcting my own theology and you need to all know it. The blessings of God are not for sale. And miracles are not for sale. And prosperity is not for sale.

Benny Hinn family

Hinn has been married to Suzanne Hawthorne since 4 August 1979. Suzanne Harthern and Benny Hinn have four children. Benny Hinn’s wife, Suzanne, filed for divorce on 1 February 2010, citing irreconcilable differences.

In May 2012, the televangelist reported that he and Suzanne had started the reconciliation process during the Christmas season 2011. He cites his busy schedule and lack of time for his wife and children as some of the reasons for their separations. The couple remarried in a traditional ceremony on 3 March 2013, at the Holy Land Experience theme park.

Benny Hinn in Kenya

Benny Hinn is expected to hold a healing crusade at Nyayo Stadium on 24-25 February 2024. Hinn was invited in September 2023 by First Lady Racheal Ruto. He disclosed in one of his preaching in 2023 that Racheal flew to Florida to ask him to have a government-sponsored crusade.

Conclusion

Benny Hinn is a well-known American-Canadian televangelist best known for his regular Miracle Crusades and faith healing summits. His revival meetings are primarily held in stadiums and broadcasted on his television program, This Is Your Day. Besides his ministry, he is a married man with four children.

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