Benny Hinn Ministries / World Outreach Church/ World Healing Center Church

Summary

Benny Hinn Ministries ("BHM") was created by and as a platform for Benny Hinn which carries out two primary activities: (1) Miracle Crusades and (2) a daily television program.

The official name of the organization is the "World Healing Center Church, Inc.", formerly known as "World Outreach Church, Inc.", but its dba (doing business as) name is Benny Hinn Ministries. This ministry also has subsidiaries, but it is unknown of the scope of those as BHM is not open to disclose the details. In addition, there are other separate corporations and sets of accounting books from the above, including:

  • Benny Hinn Ministries Asia, Inc.
  • Benny Hinn Ministries Australia,
  • Benny Hinn Ministries Africa
  • Benny Hinn Ministries, Ltd.
  • Benny Hinn Ministries India
  • Benny Hinn Ministries Canada
Benny Hinn Ministries has chosen not to be open and transparent with MinistryWatch.com. As a result it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 162000
Irving, TX 75016-2000

Website: www.bennyhinn.org/

Phone: (817) 722-2000

Email: info@bennyhinn.org


Organization details

EIN: 591245704

CEO/President: Mr. Benny Hinn

Chairman: Mr. Benny Hinn

Board size:

Founder: Mr. Benny Hinn

Year founded: 1984

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end:

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Benny Hinn Ministries ("BHM") was created by and as a platform for Benny Hinn which carries out two primary activities: (1) Miracle Crusades and (2) a daily television program.

"This Is Your Day!", the daily half-hour television program of Benny Hinn Ministries, can be seen each week in more than 100 countries, in addition to the United States and Canada. Each week people can hear Benny Hinn and see the miracle crusade services.

The official name of the organization is the "World Healing Center Church, Inc.", formerly known as "World Outreach Church, Inc.", but its dba (doing business as) name is Benny Hinn Ministries. This ministry also has subsidiaries, but it is unknown of the scope of those as BHM is not open to disclose the details. In addition, there are other separate corporations and sets of accounting books from the above, including:

  • Benny Hinn Ministries Asia, Inc.
  • Benny Hinn Ministries Australia,
  • Benny Hinn Ministries Africa
  • Benny Hinn Ministries, Ltd.
  • Benny Hinn Ministries India
  • Benny Hinn Ministries Canada
Benny Hinn Ministries has chosen not to be open and transparent with MinistryWatch.com. As a result it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry.

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Mission statement


Statement of faith

Benny Hinn Ministries communicates its Statement of Faith as follows:

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to mankind, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Timothy 3:15-16; 1 Peter 2:2).

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed "I AM" and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, i.e., Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19).

That man was created good and upright, for God said "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." But man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31: 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).

The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and, being justified by grace through faith, he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; Romans 10:13-15; Luke 23:47; Titus 3:5-7). The "inward" evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The "outward" evidence of his salvation to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.

The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, while their heart has already been sprinkled with the blood of Christ as an inner cleansing. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4; Acts 20:21; Hebrews 10:22).

The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26). It is enjoined on all believers "until He comes."

That all believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4; 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).

In the baptism of believers as a unique work of the Holy Ghost--an evidence of which is the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4). The manifestation of speaking in other tongues, in this instance, is the same in essence as the gift of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28) but different in purpose and use.

The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command, "Be ye holy, for I am holy." Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God's Word (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 John 2:6).

The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:33).

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose: The evangelization of the world, and the edifying of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13).

Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17).

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is the imminent and blessed hope of the church (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:12; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Romans 8:23).

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the Millennial reign of Christ on earth is the Scriptural promise and the world's hope (2 Thessalonians 1:17; Revelation 19:11-14; Romans 11:26-27; Revelation 20:1-7).

The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15).

"According to His promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness" (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:21).

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History

1953, Benny Hinn was born in Israel to a Greek father and an Armenian mother. He was raised in the Greek Orthodox religion and he went to Catholic school.

1964, Hinn claims to have had two visions and an appearance of Jesus at age 11 before he was converted. This appearing he says continues to occur regularly since he became a Christian.

1968, At the age of 14 Benny Hinn moved with his family to Toronto, Canada.

1973, Hinn attended a Kathryn Kuhlman service that he has said was a turning point in his life. Benny dedicated himself to knowing Jesus and as an outflow, Benny has said that miracles became a part of his ministry.

1975, Benny founded Benny Hinn Ministries in Canada.

1978, Benny began hosting his television program.

1979, Benny relocated his ministry in the United States to Winter Park, Florida. Benny received a certificate to work in Gospel Ministry from The Gospel Crusade, Incorporated in Bradenton, Florida.

1983, Hinn founded the Orlando Christian Center.

1999, Benny moved to Dallas. The Organization changed its name to World Outreach Church, but it goes by the dba (doing business as) Benny Hinn Ministries.


Program accomplishments

Benny Hinn has written such books as, "God's Promises of Provision" and "The Anointing".


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