Who’s Who Digest
Wild World of Religion
The profiles on this webpage are part of a multi-
Profiles of Names Beginning with D through H
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Former member of the , writer at
one time for Armstrong's ministry. Was disfellowshipped in the 1980s, and began Triumph
Prophetic Ministries (now referred to on the Triumph website as Triumph Prophetic
Ministries Church of God) in 1987. Produces Prophecy Flash newsletter/magazine. Has
a small following of regular supporters, primarily drawn from ex-
"Thank you for the PF and the TAPES!! I am so greedy, it took me only 3 days to listen
to your 12 Tapes! As you may have noticed -
"Your impatient sister in Yeshua! God Bless you!
"P.S. . . . I stick closely to your narrow path!
Guru Bill spreads his teachings primarily through the magazine, articles and sermon/teaching
tapes, as well as the Triumph website. Accepts a certain amount of Hebrew Roots/
Jewish custom emphasis, including wearing a Jewish-
One of his idiosyncratic interpretations of non-
Bill made it very clear in 2008 where he believes his ministry fits in the greater Plan of God on Earth when he announced on his website, “TRIUMPH PROPHETIC MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD is the ‘only’ remnant body in the World, of “Jesus Christ,” the Church He said He would “BUILD” which preaches what He, the twelve apostles, and the apostle Paul, all faithfully taught.”
… a loyal supporter writing to the Prophecy Flash in the mid-
Founder of an independent teaching ministry, Christian Educational Ministries, which sponsors Dart's national radio program Born to Win, and makes available a variety of teaching materials including inspirational and Bible Study tapes, printed Christian educational materials for children and teens, and booklets and articles on numerous topics. Dart was formerly affiliated with the but severed that affiliation in 1978. He then worked for a number of years with Armstrong's son in his Church of God, International (CGI) organization. He left the CGI in 1995 shortly after revelations of the sex scandal involving Armstrong that year. Dart has gotten away from the highly speculative prophetic style and many of the idiosyncratic doctrines of his former affiliations with the Armstrongs, and focuses primarily on teachings related to systematic Bible Study, spiritual growth of the individual, and Christian daily living . CEM webpage is at
Writer and conference speaker who extensively promotes the Modern Apostles and Prophets
movement. Professor in the Department of Old Testament Exegesis and Semitic Studies
at Dallas Theological Seminary from 1976-
Author of a 1930s book called History of the True Church, along with co-
Dodd began his own ministry in 1937 with publication of a magazine called The Faith
at Salem, W. Virginia. The original purpose of the magazine was to promote observance
of the annual Biblical Holy Days among those affiliated with the Church of God, Seventh
Day. In 1938 he organized the Faith Bible and Tract Society. Dodd eventually accepted
Dowie insisted his followers totally reject medical treatment of any kind, considering drugs and doctors to be of the Devil. His own daughter died as a result of untreated severe burns—Dowie had even forbidden anyone to try to soothe the pain of the injuries with Vaseline. He founded the Christian Catholic Church in Chicago and produced a magazine called Leaves of Healing that had a wide influence. He created his own closed society in 1900 of over 6000 residents called City of Zion on the lakefront near Chicago, that he ruled with dictatorial authority. Although not a Pentecostal himself, many men and women who were later very influential in the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements were at one time a part of Zion City, including several of the founders of the Assemblies of God denomination. Dowie claimed in 1901 to be "Elijah the Restorer," and in 1904 to be the "divinely commissioned first apostle of a renewed End Times Church." Many supporters did not accept this new revelation, and his ministry went downhill from that point, with the City of Zion leaders eventually voting him out of his leadership role there. Dowie was accused of sexual improprieties late in life, suffered a stroke, his City went bankrupt, and he spent his final months of life nearly totally despondent. The city did eventually recover, and is now just a regular small suburb of Chicago, with population of about 20,000.
Author of a 1930s book called History of the True Church, along with co-
Dugger, an elder in the Church of God, Seventh Day. Although he agreed in principle
with some of the same doctrinal positions of C.O. Dodd, including observance of the
annual Holy Days and use of the Sacred Name, Dugger did not leave the COG7 in the
1930s as did Dodd. However, he later split with the organization over non-
television preacher and conference speaker. Founder of Jesse DuPlantis
Ministries with a weekly television show of his own on and guest speaking spots
on many TBN specials, especially the fund raising telethons. Best known for his almost
Founders of the controversial Growing Kids God's Way ministry, which includes special
programs for teaching parents of infants to teens the Ezzo's own idiosyncratic childrearing
methods. Particularly of concern to their critics are their recommendations for feeding
infants. They insist that even the tiniest breast-
Former member of the Flurry was
founder, after Armstrong's death, of a rival organization to the WCG called the Philadelphia
Church of God (PCG). He claims to be the spiritual successor to Herbert Armstrong
as head of the Only True Church of God on Earth. And he has gathered a fairly large
following from among those former WCG members who believed that Armstrong was used
by God to "restore the Truth" to the "Church in the End Time." Many such individuals
seem to believe that the PCG adheres most closely of all the major exWCG splits to
the original doctrines and practices of Herbert Armstrong. This perception is disputed
by followers from other WCG split-
Flurry publishes the full-
The PCG for some time re-
Useful links for those looking for more detailed information about Flurry:
A helpful overview of Flurry's ministry with links to other commentary and documentation
Freeman's radical healing position led to over 90 deaths, many of them children, in the local congregation which investigation indicated would not have occurred with proper medical attention, many from simple ailments.
After a 15 year old girl whose parents belong to Faith Assembly, died of a medically treatable malady, the parents were convicted of negligent homicide and sentenced to ten years in prison. Freeman himself was charged with aiding and inducing reckless homicide in the case. Shortly afterward, on December 8, 1984, Freeman himself died, interestingly enough of pneumonia and heart failure complicated by a severely ulcerated leg.
Hobart Freeman's theology did not allow him to acknowledge that polio had left one of his legs disfigured and lame. He said, in spite of the obvious, "I have my healing." And that is all he would say when anyone pointed out the rather conspicuous inconsistency between his physical disabilities and his theology. Ultimately, his refusal to acknowledge his infirmities cost him his life. He had dutifully, according to his own theology, refused all medical treatment for the maladies that were killing him, and medical science could easily have prolonged his life, but in the end he was a victim of his own teaching.
One of the primary leaders of the hyper-
It was at a Claudio Friedzon meeting in Argentina in late 1993 that Friedzon prayed over Toronto Airport Vineyard pastor and his wife. Their reaction to the experience led directly to the initiation in January, 1994, of the "revival" in their own church back in Canada and thus the actual beginning of the Toronto Blessing Movement.
One of the earliest and most influential leaders in the white racist movement.
Gayman founded the Church of Israel in 1972, with headquarters in Missouri. He added
the observance of the weekly Sabbath and the annual Holy Days of Leviticus to the
church's doctrines in the 1990s. He is author of a number of books and articles on
the doctrine which are disseminated widely in racist
circles. Gayman teaches that the modern Jews are actually the descendants of a sexual
liaison between Eve and "the serpent" in the Garden of Eden, in which Satan—not Adam—begat
Cain. And he teaches that only genetically pure, white Caucasian people—descendants
of Adam's son Seth—are made in God's image, and that thus only they can be in covenant
with God, and inherit eternal spiritual salvation as His sons and daughters. All
An overview of the history of his organization and its white extremist affiliations
Founder of the Institute for Basic Life Principles (IBLP), the Advanced Training Institute (ATI) and creator of the materials used for the Character First! CF! programs being used by various schools, businesses and communities throughout the US and other countries. Through the IBLP Gothard offers seminars on child rearing and family living, including a series called "Basic Youth Conflicts" regarding parenting teenagers. ATI is a comprehensive homeschool program for families, CF! uses character training and success motivation material from the ATI curriculum , after purging it of references to God and the Bible. This program is offered to cities, businesses, schools and other groups as being a totally secular program, and all references to its connection to the Gothard ministries have been obscured.
Gothard's methods and teachings have come under close scrutiny and criticism in recent years. A growing number of individuals and families which formerly looked to Gothard as somewhat of a spiritual guru have become disillusioned and disenchanted with him and his ministries, and some are actively seeking to publicize their concerns.
The most extensive and well-
And the definitive book on the topic is Bill Gothard-
(Born 1940) Founder and pastor of the 15,000+ member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. President of Global Evangelism Television, which broadcasts his daily and weekly programs on television and radio throughout the United States and around the world. Author of a series of popular books on End Times prophecy.
His broadcast, John Hagee Ministries, is seen twice daily on TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network) and is carried in America on 110 full power TV stations and on the Inspirational Network (INSP), and from coast to coast in Canada on the Vision Network (VN). Hagee's specific emphasis on his program and in the many books he has written for the "popular Christian market" is his own idiosyncratic take on End Times Prophecy, making him a significant player in the
Often referred to on TV and in complimentary articles as "Dr. Hagee," this is evidently
because he holds a 1989 "honorary" doctorate from Oral Roberts University (ORU) (1989).
His theological training was from Southwestern Bible Institute near Dallas. Although
he does not come across as particularly "Charismatic" in his preaching, Hagee is
firmly within the Charismatic camp, and associates and cooperates freely
with such hyper-
Excerpts from one highly critical website called "The Other Gospel of John Hagee":
Most people who see and hear the Rev. John C. Hagee are impressed. He is rotund,
strident, authoritative (and could well pass for Rush Limbaugh’s older and more serious
brother). His delivery alone gives the impression of one who really knows what he
is talking about. However, careful evaluation of the teachings of Hagee, pastor at
the San Antonio-
This theological concept, which has many forms, is primarily referred to as the "Two Covenant" or "Dual Covenant" theory.
Hagee’s web site tells us that his "vision is for world evangelism. The burning passion of his heart is to win the lost to Jesus Christ in America and around the world." That statement is not altogether true since he will not evangelize Jews and teaches salvation on another basis than the Gospel for the Jewish people.
Hagee has become extremely popular since the 1987 dedication of his Cornerstone Church
(an event that featured an appearance and a blessing from W.A. Criswell, then pastor
of First Baptist Church of Dallas) and because of the daily programs from Global
Evangelism Television of which he is president. His best-
…That there are moral and ethical concerns with Hagee and a serious question as to
his being biblically qualified as a pastor and teacher are not the main issues of
this article. However, one very important factor should be noted. The Liberty Flame
reported in May 1994 that during the time when Hagee was serving the Charismatic
congregation at Trinity Church (1976) in San Antonio, he divorced his wife, resigned
and married a young woman in the congregation, Diana Castro. Custody of Hagee’s two
children by his ex-
In a letter to the church, Hagee admitted immorality, which later became part of the court records in the custody battle. Martha later also remarried and started another family. Not surprisingly, there is a hiatus from 1976 to 1987 left out of Hagee’s web site biography.
…The Christian Research Institute panned Hagee’s 1996 book, Beginning of the End, not only for its premise that Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination triggered prophetic events and set the prophetic clock ticking somehow but because he falsely predicted that Shimon Peres would succeed Rabin. The later elections brought Benyamin Netanyahu to power.
…While most of Hagee’s prophetic books become instant best-
"In his long list of Jewish people who have blessed the world, Hagee makes no distinction
between individuals who simply have a Jewish background and those who truly fear
and seek God. He lists Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, and Barbara Streisand, among
others, as Jews who have proven the Scripture ‘in thee shall all the nations of the
earth be blessed.’ The contributions of these entertainers can hardly be seen as
a fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham in Genesis. Hagee also goes as far as branding
Despite its criticisms, CBA Marketplace Magazine in June 1998 listed Final Dawn Over Jerusalem as the No. 1 clothbound nonfiction book.
Christian author and conspiracy debunker Gregory Camp also is critical of Hagee’s writings:
…Yet, of additional and more serious concern is that Hagee reported to the Houston Chronicle that he believes that Jews already have a covenant with God and a relationship to God and do not need to come to the cross. Hearing this is startling. Hagee told the newspaper:
"I believe that every Jewish person who lives in the light of the Torah, which is the word of God, has a relationship with God and will come to redemption."
This certainly is a shocking statement in the light of Jesus’ words that "no man comes to the Father but through me" (John 14:6). John further writes, in his first Epistle: "He who does not have the Son of God does not have life" (1 John 5:12).
The Apostle Paul, as well, would say the opposite of Hagee: "I do not set aside the grace of God: for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain" (Galatians 2:21). Paul is affirming that nothing that the Old Testament offered could avail apart from the death of Jesus.
The Houston Chronicle article further reported:
"John Hagee, fundamentalist pastor from San Antonio and friend of Israel, is truly
a strange fish. ... The man has a mission. He’s out to attack anti-
The Houston newspaper then quoted Hagee’s own shocking words: "I’m not trying to convert the Jewish people to the Christian faith."
And further revealed:
"In fact, trying to convert Jews is a ‘waste of time,’ he said. ‘The Jewish person who has his roots in Judaism is not going to convert to Christianity. There is no form of Christian evangelism that has failed so miserably as evangelizing the Jewish people. They (already) have a faith structure.’ Everyone else, whether Buddhist or Baha’i, needs to believe in Jesus, he says. But not Jews. Jews already have a covenant with God that has never been replaced by Christianity, he says."
(See the website referenced above for much more commentary on Hagee and his teachings.)
Most influential pioneer of the Founder of Rhema Bible School,
alma mater of a number of well-
Controversial successor to the late Walter Martin as the head of Martin's Christian
Research Institute. Hosts the Bible Answer Man national radio program. Author of
a number of books of research on modern religious movements. Member of Chuck Smith's
Calvary Chapel. Martin's widow and family have challenged Hanegraaff's claims to
have been Martin's hand-
Founder and dictatorial leader of the House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, an exclusivist
religious group that adheres to an extreme form of pseudo-
Hawkins' name was originally Buffalo Bill Hawkins. Hawkins' late brother Jacob first founded a House of Yahweh in Odessa, Texas, in 1975. Bill, who changed his name to Yisrayl in 1982, established his own independent congregation in 1980. For a time Bill billed himself and Jacob as the Two Witnesses of the Book of Revelation, but the fact that Jacob didn't believe this, and had nothing to do with his brother's ministry, made this revelation difficult to sustain, and it became even harder after Jacob died in 1991. Followers from all over the country have left their homes in the past decade and cast their lot in with Hawkins, moving to live in his trailer compound outside Abilene. Others travel there three times a year for conventions held to observe the Levitical Holy Days.
By 1997, things were getting stranger in the group … one of the few that this Field
Guide website has no qualms about labeling a severely spiritually abusive cult. Reportedly,
over 300 of the members of the group legally changed their last names to "Hawkins,"
and Yisrayl was dogmatically prophesying that the Messiah was going to return in
October, 2000 and that "80% of the world's population would be killed by mid-
This didn’t happen, of course. So he shifted his dates. Wikipedia entry House of Yahweh:
September 12, 2006-
June 12, 2007-
Whether the entire nuclear event was to take place on that date, or in the months
leading up to was never made clear. He also stated that by four months after June
12, October 13, 2007, four-
June 12, 2008-
The "Religioustolerance.org" website, which is extremely conservative in its approach to labeling groups as cults notes that it finds Hawkins' group to fit ten out of ten of their list of "ten indicators of a destructive cult."
For more details:
Founder of the Church on the Way, First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, CA. Head of
Jack Hayford Ministries which produces and broadcasts Hayford's Living Way radio
program and Spirit Formed TV program. His calm and almost conservative speaking style
belies the fact that his doctrinal background is hard-
Former member of the Left and
established his own British organization called Midnight Ministries. Has had a very
small following, mostly spreading his material for the past decade and more through
email and unsolicited mailings of articles and recordings to addresses gathered from
other Sabbatarian Church of God publications. Particularly promotes the notion that
Sabbatarians should accept such hyper-
Marilyn Hickey is a popular hyper-
The most notorious aspect of Marilyn Hickey's ministry is her shameless fundraising
techniques. She sends out letters to her supporters regularly which include small
token objects, which she instructs them to use in various ritual ways, then send
back with a "seed" offering to her ministry, in order to get prayer requests answered.
These have included mustard seeds, "Stop the Devil" stickers (to put on the bottom
of your right shoe-
A number of examples are given in the 1999 article from The Christian Sentinel, "Marily Hickey, Fairy Godmother of the Word Faith Movement?"
In analyzing these mailings there are two tricks of the trade that she puts into
practice consistently: 1) send the people something that has to be returned in order
to be affective; and 2) give a strict deadline for the readers to comply with. And
of course, all of the gimmickry stands on the theory that Hickey’s faith is more
anointed and powerful than the readers’ so they have the illusion they’re tapping
into a direct pipeline from Hickey to God. Almost every mailing promotes the false
teaching called "seed faith" that has been popularized for years by the false teacher,
Oral Roberts. Basically, the seed faith concept fits neatly within the Word-
Her latest mailing received by the Christian Sentinel in January 1999 focused directly on poor widows and women struggling with financial troubles. She mailed us two pennies stuck to the return card with an invitation to join in on her "prayer tunnel." The two pennies represented the two coins the poor widow woman put in the temple offering in the 21st chapter of Luke.2
The appeal reads in part: "THIS IS WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO: #1) TAKE your Personal
Prayer Sheet, place the palm of your right hand over the two copper pennies. We are
going to use them as our miracle point-
Then the appeal concludes with: "HERE’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO: FIRST: . . .I’m instructing every one of my prayer warriors who come in contact with your prayer request sheet to make sure that they touch it, lay their hands on it, touch the same 2 coins you’ve touched... NEXT: we’re going to form a ‘Prayer Tunnel’ of financial faith for you... it’s a powerful thing! . . . I’m believing as your request sheet passes through my ‘Prayer Tunnel’ of faith—you’ll pass through your dark tunnel of financial pressure... I really want you to hear my heart: THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER and we are not playing games with the devil...this is WAR!... Like the little widow, sow a seed out of your need!"
See the website linked above for numerous other examples of this bizarre type of fundraising.
Below are just two samples of the goofy, unbiblical concepts in Marilyn's teaching materials and fundraising letters.
From "Claim your miracles," audiotape #186:
"What do you need? Start creating it. Start speaking about it. Start speaking it into being. Speak to your billfold. Say, 'You big, thick billfold full of money.' Speak to your checkbook. Say, 'You, checkbook, you. You've never been so prosperous since I owned you. You're just jammed full of money.'
"Say to your body, 'You're whole, body! Why, you just function so beautifully and so well. Why, body, you never have any problems. You're a strong, healthy body.' Or speak to your leg, or speak to your foot, or speak to your neck, or speak to your back; and once you have spoken and believe that you have received, and don't go back on it. Speak to your wife, speak to your husband, speak to your circumstances; and speak faith to them to create in them and God will create what you are speaking."
Outpouring magazine, special edition 2001
"God put it in my heart to call Oral Roberts and his son Richard to ask them if they
would join Sarah and me to form a 'next-
"During a particularly powerful prayer time, we fervently laid our hands on some SPECIAL anointing oil...and together, we released our faith for God to impart a MIRACLE-
"We've taken this oil and blended and prepared it for you to carry with you in a beautiful, gold-
"I have watched the Holy Spirit minister joy from one side of the auditorium to the other," she writes in her Outpouring magazine, "…very prim and proper Christians rolling on the floor, people glued to the floor until released by the Holy Spirit; people so drunk on the Holy Spirit that they staggered, unable to walk, and people frozen in trances for hours. It is way too late to convince me that this outpouring of the Holy Spirit is anything but God."
Evangelist who initiated the "Pensacola/Brownsville Outpouring" revival, a clone of the movement. This "revival" began at the Brownsville Assembly of God Church in Pensacola, FL, in 1995, when Brownsville pastor invited Hill to speak there. .
In 1995, Hill read an article in Time magazine about the move of God in an Anglican Church in London. He arranged for a meeting at three o'clock on January 19 with Pastor Sandy Miller of the Holy Brompton Anglican Church to see what was going on. Over 500 people were shaking and laying on the floor under the power of God when Hill arrived. Instead of having the appointment, Hill asked Miller to lay hands on him. He received a new impartation from Miller’s prayer.
On Father's Day, June 18, 1995 Hill was invited by John Kilpatrick, the Pastor of
Brownsville Assembly of God, to speak at the Sunday morning service. Kilpatrick had
just lost his mother to cancer was emotionally and physically weary, so he requested
his longtime friend Hill to speak in his place. Hill issued an altar call and a thousand
people responded. Kilpatrick says that he felt the sensation of a wind blowing in
the church. Various manifestations occurred such as falling to the ground, weeping
and violent shaking. The morning service was scheduled to finish at noon but continued
till 4 p.m. Likewise the night service was extended and became a five-
Congregation members asked Hill to stay a several more days. This he did and began to cancelling appointments, including a trip to Russia. He decided to stay and moved his family to be near the revival. It is estimated that over 100,000 people have been saved and over 1 million people from all over the world have visited Pensacola since 1995. Hill continues to minister in the revival services Wednesday to Saturday nights at Brownsville Assembly of God to this day. Steve Hill is a leader in current revival. [see below for his latest activities.]
Steve Hill quotations in italics
Steve Hill said "If you must analyze, then look at me, look at the musicians and singers, look at the congregation, look at the person to the left of you and to the right of you, and just analyze, analyze, analyze get it out of your system. Now let yourselves go: don't even think about what you are doing, forget about those around you and what they are doing. Release your mind release your spirit and let the mighty river of the "Holy Ghost" take you wherever He wants you to go." (Revival ... or Satanic Counterfeit?, Jimmy Robbins, 1996):
"In these latter days preaching and simply teaching the word is no longer sufficient, the Spirit has to get involved, through signs and wonders due to much sin that abounds." (What We Saw, Robert C. Gray, 12/14/96)
"When you ridicule those whose bodies are twitching or shaking under the influence of God's glory, beware! Have you forgotten that God's Word and the annals of Church history are filled with the supernatural dealings of our supernatural God?" God does deal with his creatures supernaturally, but God's Word is silent about God ever sending His Holy Spirit to produce these types of manifestations, except in judgment, and certainly not as a blessing or by laying on of hands. Church history is full of stories of these manifestations which have been roundly dismissed as unbiblical and demonic by former church leaders such as Edwards, Spurgeon, Tozer and many others. (Stephen Hill, The God Mockers, chapter 1, 1997 with comment by Sandy Simpson)
See more at the link above.
ReligionToday 6/22/2000 (reported on
An evangelist who intended to preach just one sermon has left after 5 years of continuous revival meetings. Steve Hill is moving his ministry to Dallas after preaching hundreds of times at Brownsville Assembly of God, a Pensacola, Fla., church that has been the center of an international charismatic revival movement. About 3 million people have visited the church during that time, pastor John Kilpatrick said, according to the Pensacola News Journal.
...The revival fervor "didn't happen because of Steve and I know it sure did not happen because of me," Kilpatrick said. "God came down and kissed this place." Hill's final service June 18 turned raucous. "For almost 20 minutes people raced through the aisles, danced, laughed uncontrollably, jumped, jerked, and collapsed," the newspaper reported.
..."If somebody who is not Christian dropped in this morning, they would look at us and think we went bonkers," Kilpatrick said, according to the Journal. "Well, we have gone bonkers. People go bonkers over football and baseball. Why can't we go bonkers over Jesus?" He said he hoped that, even though crowds have diminished to about half what they were a few years ago, the revival will not stop, but go to "a different level."
It would seem that the following scripture might apply to this situation. Paul is talking about everyone in a congregation "speaking in tongues" at the same time. How much more applicable might his point be to people "going bonkers" via laughing uncontrollably, jumping, jerking and collapsing?
1Co 14:23 If therefore the whole church be assembled together and all speak with tongues, and there come in men unlearned or unbelieving, will they not say that ye are mad? :24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one unbelieving or unlearned, he is reproved by all, he is judged by all; :25 the secrets of his heart are made manifest; and so he will fall down on his face and worship God, declaring that God is among you indeed.
Premier "healing evangelist" in the hyper-
… Hinn's TV show, "This Is Your Day!," originates in studios in Orange County, California,
and airs in 192 countries, making it one of the most widely disseminated programs
in the world. Hinn is so ubiquitous on religious TV, in fact, that you would assume
by this point-
But the opposite is true. Aside from his twice-
…Hinn runs the largest evangelistic organization in the world that is not a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. That means his finances are private, his salary is secret, and his income is anybody's guess. Royalties from his books alone are estimated at $500,000 per year, but he essentially has carte blanche to take anything out of the till he wants. "He lives the lifestyle of a billionaire," says Ole Anthony, "all on the backs of false promises and selling false hope."
As Hinn put it himself, in a moment of rare revelatory candor, "I don't need gold in heaven, I gotta have it now."
A detailed overview of the Toronto manifestations such as Holy Laughter, including
commentary on Howard-
(Frances Hunter, 1916-
David Cloud, in an 11/18/2002 article called "Beware the Happy Hunters" published by the Fundamental Baptist Information Service provides several samples from the writings of the Hunters:
“Spinal Stenosis: A narrowing of the spinal column around the spinal cord. ... Recommended Prayer: Command the spirit of arthritis to come out in the name of Jesus, command the spurs to dissolve with no problem to the spinal cord and command the spinal cord to open up in the name of Jesus. Then command the spirit of pain to leave in Jesus' name. Schizophrenia: A doctor had done research on Schizophrenia and discovered an inadequate blood supply to the thalamus gland, in the brain, when the patient is asked to think. Recommended Prayer: Command an adequate supply of blood to the thalamus gland so the patient will be able to think. Command the spirit to come out in the name of Jesus.”
It would seem that Jesus and Paul and Peter didn't understand this principle, for this sort of "healing technique" is nowhere to be found in the scriptures. Nor are there any documented cases of the Hunters actually healing anyone of these afflictions by this technique.
In the book How to Heal the Sick, the Hunters give instructions on how to heal baldness.
This is interesting-
After the death of Charles and Francis, their daughter Joan Hunter has continued their legacy. Her Joan Hunter Ministries website notes that she even “flows in a greater anointing than her parents.” Her ministry offers, among many other things, a three day program leading immediately to Ordination. Here’s an example ad for the “Fall Ordination 2011” program.
IMPARTATION and ACTIVATION CONFERENCE -
Thank you for your interest in being Ordained through Joan Hunter Ministries/Hunter
Ministries.Our Fall Ordination will be October 20-
Ordination Fee: $295 Ordination registration includes the following: Bible College
on Healing that will be mailed to you, 3-
The books are required reading and will be used during Ordination (and the rest of your life). You will need to bring them with you to Ordination.
Power to Heal
Healing The Whole Man Handbook
Healing Starts Now! Instructional Manual
Healing The Heart
Healing The Whole Man 8 hour teaching on CD or DVD
Got Guilt? Get Free! – DVD
Close the Door on Stress and Trauma – DVD
The requirements and steps for Ordination are:
Have a call of God on your life to take the healing power of God to the 4 corners of the earth, make disciples, and set the captives free.
Complete an application form and mail it to JHM, P O Box 777, Pinehurst, TX 77362
with the non-
Provide two recommendations (neither of which are from family members), one
from ministry and one personal, which must be sent directly to JHM (address above)
or emailed to email@example.com . If no email capability, please fax recommendation
Attendance at all nine classes of the conference.
Required to read all 4 of Joan’s books listed above prior to Ordination.
Approval of application by Joan Hunter Ministries.
The Bible? No, there appears to be no requirement that you have read any of the Bible in order to qualify for Ordination by Joan Hunter Ministries.
(Born 1922) President of the Southwest Radio Church, spokesman of the "Watchman on the Wall" radio broadcast. Part of the , Hutchings has for many years been one of the more prolific "speculators" about the connection between current events and Bible prophecy. As with most other such speculators, his batting average is close to zero, but that doesn't prevent him from continuing to be viewed by many as an "expert on prophecy."
A little different twist on 1988 was offered by David Webber and Noah Hutchings in
their 1974 book Prophecy in Stone. They proposed that the Tribulation would end about
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