People around the globe know Pastor Benny Hinn as a noted crusade evangelist, teacher, author of best-selling books, and international broadcaster. But there is much more to the story of the man and ministry that's impacting the world with the life-saving and miracle-working message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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.
Quickly his ministry grew as word spread about the anointed teaching and miracle services.
Through much of the 1980s and 1990s, he served as founder and pastor of the Orlando Christian Center in Florida. His ministry continued to expand through powerful healing services, television, and books, and in 1999 he felt led to move his base of operation from Florida to Texas (World Ministry Center) and California (World Media Center).
Now in his 36th year of ministry as statesman, author, broadcaster, bridge builder, and evangelist, Pastor Benny Hinn remains committed, more than ever, to preaching the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching the unchanging Word of God, and expecting the mighty and miraculous power of the Holy Spirit!
Today, Pastor Hinn heads a ministry that spans the globe through crusades, broadcasts, and mission outreaches. He is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Good Morning, Holy Spirit, The Blood, Prayer That Gets Results, and Lamb of God. His TV program This Is Your Day is among the world's most-watched Christian programs, seen daily in over 200 countries.
Pastor Benny continues to take the message of God's saving and healing power to the world. Millions attend his 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 16:15).
Back home, Benny Hinn is the proud father of three daughters and a son, as well as grandfather to two grandsons.