Charismatic evangelist Benny Hinn announced this week that he and his former wife, Suzanne Hinn, would be tying the knot once more. But why is everyone “asking” about minister Paula White?
For some strange reason, the search engine traffic shows there have been plenty of web queries today for “Benny Hinn and Paula White” — which may be due to the news shared by the faith-healing minister.
In a “joyous announcement” shared Feb. 26, Pastor Hinn revealed: “On March 3, less than two weeks from now, Suzanne and I will stand before God and our family members as we celebrate the restoration of our marriage in a ceremony conducted by Dr. Jack Hayford, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, and Suzanne’s father, Dr. Roy Harthern!”
The Hinns divorced in Feb. 2011, and a few months later, Benny Hinn and Paula White were seen on the pages of National Enquirer holding hands while leaving a hotel in Rome. Hinn denied in an interview with CBN that he had an “affair” but admits that he dated White after divorcing Suzanne Hinn, to whom he was married for more than three decades.
“In July of 2010 the National Enquirer reported – with pictures – that Benny Hinn was dating Paula White. Benny denied any affair. He does say that he was wrong to date Paula as he was not yet divorced at that time. But he was angry at life, his failures and having an empty home. He realized it was unwise and a lapse of judgment.” — CBN writes in a (strange) and recent report on the HInns’ reconciliation, which was revealed in May 2012 (while it actually began around Christmas in 2011, according to Benny Hinn Ministries).
Ironically, however, Hinn denied the WHOLE thing in 2010, which was also reported by CBN:
In a July 23 article, the National Enquirer claimed Hinn was having an affair with fellow evangelist Paula White and published photos of the two leaving a Rome hotel together holding hands.
Hinn called the article a “pure lie.”
“They did not even call me to ask me questions. They simply came up with their own story,” he said. “That’s wicked. It’s totally wicked.”
Hinn explained that he was appointed “Patron of the Arts” by the Vatican and asked to find donors so their art collections could be maintained. He chose White as one of those donors.
“I let her come with me to Rome so she can donate money. That was stupid on my part. And for that, I do ask forgiveness,” he said. “But that was an innocent mistake — nothing to do with stupid stuff.”
Hinn added that it was “sad” that even some ministers believed the article.
Anyway, Congratulations to Benny and Suzanne Hinn.
Paula White, who leads New Destiny Christian Center in Florida, remains divorced; she split from Randy White several years ago — and he has returned (after a few DUI arrests) to leading their Without Walls International Church, also in Florida.
Both Hinn and White are regarded to be hucksters by some Christians, due to their prosperty gospel teachings, and Hinn’s so-called anointing he says is from God that allows him to heal people…in dramatic fashion.