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Benny Hinn

Benny Hinn (born aprox. 1950) is a Christian pastor of Jewish descent. He was born in Jerusalem, and every year, he charters El Al Boeing 747's for group pilgrimages to his native city from the United States, where he is now a church director.

Hinn became famous in the United States during the 1990s as host of the show This Is Your Day, transmitted by the Trinity Broadcast Network[?], a Christian television network. On the show, Hinn practiced faith healing, 'curing' sick people through laying-on of hands. These cures became a controversial subject, and Hinn appeared on the covers of tabloid magazines. He currently tours the United States and the world with the This Is Your Day Crusade.

Hinn, who is willing to meet his fans in person and even sign autographs for them, has also become a point of controversy within the Christian community. While many Christians have expressed belief that Hinn is truly an instrument of God, others believe that he is not, saying that a person can be cured only if God wants it.

Hinn has written several books, including an autobiography, and has recorded Christian CD's and tapes.

In 1998, there were rumors that his wife was arrested for shoplifting in South Africa. However, no real evidence surfaced.

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