Church Scandals Report Benny Hinn Brother, Sam Pastor Hinn: The Jig is UP

Church Scandals-Sam-HinnChurch Scandals Report For Benny Hinn’s  brother, Pastor Sam Hinn,  The Jig is UP!

It is a crying shame what Pastors are getting away with these days. Allegedly Pastor Sam Hinn, brother of Benny Hinn, is stepping away from the pulpit for a few months to work on his marriage.  Allegedly the church is asking him to step down and endure a restoratin process in light of  accusations that he was involved in a four-year affair with a member of the church.

Chile Pleeze, somebody please tell me what exactly is  a restoration process?  When will the church stop allowing themselves to be abused and involved in all these church scandals. (smh)  We need to learn from the Leaders of  First Baptist Church who caught their pastor, Jack Schapp  having an affair with a 16 year old.    First Baptist Church Of Hammond  had no problem releasing their pastor, all in the name of love and Jesus. 

According to Orlando Sentinel:

Sanford Pastor Sam Hinn engaged in a four-year love affair with a member of his congregation before being confronted by his wife and church officials, prompting him to step away from the pulpit, according to the woman’s family.

Chantel Wonder said Hinn, the younger brother of televangelist Benny Hinn, initiated the affair with her mother by telling her they were “soul mates” and that God approved of the relationship.

“He put her in a position that this is OK because it’s what God wants. He was using God to justify it,” said Wonder, 28, of St. Petersburg.
Hinn, 51, founded The Gathering Place Worship Center in 1996, about five years before Wonder’s family joined.
Messages left on Hinn’s home phone were not returned. Emails and phone calls to church officers were not answered.
Wonder said her father became aware of the affair in December 2008 after he found text and voice messages from Hinn on his wife’s phone. At the time, his wife denied the affair. The couple, who were married June 20, 1980, divorced on Feb. 14, 2012.
Wonder said Hinn, who is married and has four children, continued the affair after her parents divorced. She said church officials confronted Hinn with evidence of the affair in December 2012, but he refused to admit he was involved with the woman.
On Jan. 14, Hinn denied the allegations of an affair to his wife, but promised not to talk to the woman again, Wonder said. Later the same day, she said, Hinn’s car was photographed parked outside her mother’s apartment.
On Wednesday, church officials read a letter to the congregation from Hinn that said he had ended a relationship and was temporarily stepping down from the ministry to devote more time to his marriage. Officials said an outside pastor would be ministering to Sam Hinn during his “restoration process.”
“He’ll be back in a couple of months as senior pastor, and that’s just not right,” said Chantel Wonder, who fears the church will shift all the blame on her mother.

Wonder said both her parents were involved in church activities. Her father was an usher and both were engaged in Bible study.

Her mother, who works as a hairstylist, eventually become the stylist for Hinn’s family, including his wife and children, Wonder said.

Hinn is the latest in a series of high-profile pastors of large nondenominational churches in Central Florida who have become embroiled in extramarital affairs. In November, Isaac Hunter, son of megapastor Joel Hunter, stepped down from the Orlando church he founded, Summit Church, after admitting to an affair with a staff member.

New Destiny Christian Center pastor Zachery Tims left his Apopka church for a time after getting caught in an extramarital affair around 2009. Tims returned to the church, but died suddenly of causes still not disclosed in a New York City hotel room in August 2011.

In all three cases, the churches were creations of their dynamic lead pastors. Experts in church dynamics say when churches lose their founding pastors, it often creates a crisis of direction and confidence, even when they return.

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