Benny and Suzanne Hinn's Relationship — inside Their Remarriage 3 Years after a Divorce
Benny and Suzanne Hinn are known for their charismatic and booming ministry that involves healing the sick and living for Christ. While their ministry was booming, things between them seemed to take a toil leading to their divorce at some point.
Suzanne Hinn has a rich background and heritage in the Christian Faith. Born and raised by Roy and Pauline Harthem, who pastured for many years in Florida, she grew up loving the Lord and choosing to do his bidding.
She was but a teenager when she had the call of God on her life. Following this call, she went to Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, before heading to Southeastern Bible College.
It was a few years after leaving school she met and married Benny Hinn, who was an evangelist. Born on December 3, 1952, Benny Hinn and his family had set up residence as immigrants in Palestine from Greece.
In 1968, he and his family moved to Canada. In April 1974, Benny had a vision where God told him he was responsible for souls that were falling into an inferno, and from there, he began his ministry.
While Suzanne is called to the ministry of intercession and deliverance, Benny is an innovative communicator, an apostolic leader who believes in taking the saving and healing power of Jesus Christ to the world.
Benny even said that the friendship between himself and Paula had to end in order for peace to reign.
Suzanne and Benny were married for 30 years before their divorce in 2010. The two got back together in 2013 and remarried. They are blessed with four children and four amazing grandchildren. Here is a look into their marriage, divorce, and remarriage.
SUZANNE AND BENNY’S RELATIONSHIP
When Suzanne and Benny met, they were both heavily invested in ministry work. While Suzanne’s heart is to minister to orphans, widows, and to feed the poor, Benny’s is to evangelize and spread the word of God to people.
With their dedication and love for the ministry, they became ministers and coworkers in the Benny Hinn Ministries/ World Healing Center Church located in Grapevine, Texas. While things between them were good for 30 years, things took a turn in 2010.
with Benny stating that he and Suzanne had been separated for a while before she filed for divorce. Although things were bad between them, the divorce came as a shock to him and their kids.
On January 26, 2010, Suzanne officially separated from Benny and filed a petition for divorce in Orange County Superior Court on February 1, 2010. According to her, the reason for the divorce was irreconcilable differences, as revealed by the court papers.
The senior advisor to Benny revealed that Benny and his immediate family were shocked and saddened to learn of the news as it came as a surprise to them as the divorce petition was filed without notice.
Throughout the divorce saga, Benny expressed that he hoped God restored his marriage, and even though things between them were terrible, he had been faithful to his wife throughout the time they were married, while Suzanne refused to speak about it.
When asked what might have caused their divorce, Benny said their marriage died for two reasons: he put his ministry above his marriage, and the other being that Suzanne was on some drugs that affected her emotional stability at the time.
RECONCILIATION AND REMARRIAGE
For Benny, the divorce period was the most agonizing two and a half years of his life. The end of his marriage woke him up, and he believes that the Lord used it to show him that he cannot function properly without his wife and family.
On Suzanne’s part, she decided that she needed professional help to gain freedom from her chemical dependence. For three and a half months, she underwent exhaustive treatment.
She described it as a hard process, but it gave her a better understanding of what she had been through. The main reconciliation came when Suzanne hosted a Christmas party for herself and her family, with Benny in attendance.
The pair spent time together bonding and decided to spend time together afterward. The pair remarried in front of a thousand friends and family, with Pastor Jack Hayford and Reinhard Bonke officiating the wedding ceremony.
During his divorce from Suzanne, Benny was rumored to be in a relationship with fellow minister Paula White. The pair were spotted walking hand in hand while coming out of a hotel in Rome.
Both Benny and Paula refuted the claims that they were a couple. Both admitted to being friends and that there was nothing more to their friendship.
Pastor Paula White-Cain speaks on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. | Photo: Getty Images
Benny even said that the friendship between himself and Paula had to end in order for peace to reign. Aside from his rumored relationship with Paula White, Benny has also had to deal with some allegations from the media about his way of life and finances.
His nephew, Costi Hinn, admitted that although Benny was his uncle, he began to grow uncomfortable with the prosperity preaching that was going on all the time in the ministry. He added that the Hinn clan was like a hybrid of the royal family and the mafia.