White is pastor of Without Walls International Church in Tampa and a satellite church, Without Walls Central Church in Lakeland.The lawsuit alleges that Strang paid Hinn a 0,000 advance for his book, "Blood in the Sand," but in August 2010, Hinn acknowledged "his inappropriate relationship" with White and agreed to return the money, the Sentinel said. The CEO of Strang Communications is former Lakeland resident Steve Strang.Televangelists like Benny Hinn, who is controversial among many in the United States for what some consider to be “health and wealth gospel” teaching, is popular across the globe in India and elsewhere.
In August, Hinn and White were photographed by National Enquirer emerging from a hotel in Rome, holding hands.
Hinn's wife, Suzanne, had filed for divorce a few months earlier.
Eventually, he began claiming that God was using him as a conduit for healings, and began holding healing services in his church.
These new "Miracle Crusades" were soon held at large stadiums and auditoriums across the United States and the world, the first nationally televised service being held in Flint, Michigan, in 1989.
Televangelist Benny Hinn whose ministry focuses on healing was admitted to a California hospital on Friday, a publicist has confirmed.
Hinn was treated for reduced oxygen levels stemming from abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, a condition he has experienced intermittently for over 20 years.Toufik Benedictus "Benny" Hinn (born 3 December 1952) is an Israeli televangelist, best known for his regular "Miracle Crusades"—revival meeting or faith healing summits that are usually held in stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, This Is Your Day.Soon after the 1967 Arab–Israeli War ("The Six-Day War"), Hinn's family emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he attended the Georges Vanier Secondary School. In his books, Hinn states that his father was the mayor of Jaffa at the time of his birth and that he was socially isolated as a child and was handicapped by a severe stutter, but that he was nonetheless a first-class student. Hinn has written that on 21 December 1973, he traveled by charter bus from Toronto to Pittsburgh to attend a "miracle service" conducted by evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman.The pastor is widely known for his energetic preaching style and regular use of “faith healing,” an often dramatic spectacle where participants claim to be healed through touch.Hinn is also considered to be a preacher of “prosperity gospel” theology, a belief system that teaches devotees they can achieve personal, physical, and financial success through a combination of Christian faith and giving money to their church. ” Hinn declares on his website in a post insisting God will forgive the debts of believers (the post itself is flanked by “donate” buttons).As a teenager in Toronto, Hinn converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Pentecostalism, eventually joining a singing troupe made up of young evangelicals. Although he never met her personally, he often attended her "healing services" and has often cited her as an influence in his life.