Born in Israel, Hinn converted to Pentecostalism after his family emigrated to Toronto in 1968, shortly after the “6 day war”. 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.
Then in April 1974, young Benny received a vision of people falling into a roaring inferno and heard the words: “If you do not preach, every soul who falls will be your responsibility!”
On December 7, 1974, four days after his 22nd birthday, Benny Hinn first stood behind a pulpit to preach the Gospel—a stuttering problem he had suffered with throughout childhood was suddenly healed.
He went on to found a church and healing ministry in Florida in the 1980s. By the 1990s, he was filling stadiums for miracle rallies around the world, with millions more watching via television broadcasts.
Today by conducting Holy Spirit Impartation Services wherever he travels, forging a growing network of pastors and laypeople through the World Healing Fellowship, and building a comprehensive collection of training materials through the Benny Hinn School of Ministry, he continues to be faithful in a fervent desire to use every available means to bring the life-saving and miracle-working Gospel of Jesus Christ to people around the globe!