Controversial pastor Benny Hinn to visit Brampton

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Published August 7, 2023 at 1:50 pm

COURTESY BENNY HINN MINISTERIES VIA FACEBOOK
COURTESY BENNY HINN MINISTERIES VIA FACEBOOK

Known for his dramatic religious practices, American-Canadian Christian televangelist Benny Hinn will make his way to Brampton on Aug. 19  for a special healing service.

He leads Benny Hinn Ministries/World Healing Center Church in Grapevine, Texas.  His non-profit televangelist organization announced that there will be “anointed worship, ministry and healing power of God” at the service from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 142 Salvation Rd.

The organization said the Benny Hinn Ministries event is free though they welcome donations.

The famous preacher, who was raised in Toronto, once led what his organization said is “the largest healing service in recorded history,” attracting audiences of up to 7.3 million in three services in India. 

He also wrote best-selling books such as Good Morning and Prayer That Gets Results.

Israeli-born Hinn, 70, has attracted controversy for his claims of healing people through touch. In 2019, he reportedly changed his mind about the controversial prosperity gospel theology that teaches that God rewards those with faith with blessings including wealth.

Seen by some as having a lavish lifestyle, he once revealed in an ABC program that his 2009 salary was more than $500,000 annually. The U.S. government reportedly investigated his financial practices a few times.

Hinn has reached over a billion people by preaching the Gospel of God’s love on television and in person for over four decades, according to his organization. 

He said he was healed from his stuttering problem when he first stood behind a pulpit to preach the Gospel on Dec. 7, 1974 at age 22. 

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