Inside the Prosperity Gospel Movement with Costi Hinn

We all know someone trapped in theological error. The Word of Faith Movement that preaches the prosperity gospel of greed is the fastest-growing error among professing believers in the church. It is the predominant strain of “Christianity” overseas and the face of American Christianity presented on television and radio. America has been the breeding ground for charismatic leaders and prosperity gospel preachers for decades. We have exported this poison overseas through mass communication and media. The lies and empty promises of this heretical movement have allured millions and left a wake of ruined souls and disenchanted saints.

Nobody knows the inner workings of this false Christianity better than this year’s Equipping Conference speaker. Costi Hinn grew up in the movement that boasts his uncle, Benny Hinn, as one of its star proponents. He has attended the crusades, traveled with his uncle, and enjoyed the lavish lifestyle afforded by the false gospel. Then the Lord sovereignly saved him. Now Costi pastors a church plant in Arizona and has devoted his life to preaching the true gospel and seeking to reach those caught in the error that once blinded him.

Session 2 – Q&A with Costi Hinn

Questions from the Q&A during this session include the following:

  1. Would you say that you were saved at your study desk reading John 5, or at another point in your life?
  2. Did you have a fake conversion experience when you were younger?
  3. As a Hinn, did you have exposure to non-prosperity gospel preaching from MacArthur, Begg, Sprout, etc? 
  4. How close are you to your Uncle Benny and your parents?
  5. Have your family members read any of your books?
  6. The God, Greed, and the Prosperity Gospel book, have you had any conversation with your parents about that?
  7. Do your dad and your Uncle Benny still talk?
  8. How many siblings do you have? And have you had any conversations with them?
  9. How much speaking and preaching do you do outside of your church?
  10. How many children do you have and their ages?
  11. Homeschool? Christian School?
  12. Does one of your children have an illness?
  13. Have you had discussions with your parents from a theological standpoint regarding the healing of your son?
  14. What are your hobbies and non-ministry interests?
  15. After John MacArthur’s John 1-11 Commentary and Chuck Swindoll’s The Church Awakening, what are the 5 books that have radically shaped your life/theology?
  16. Have you ever gone back and reconnected with your baseball coach?
  17. You mentioned praying for celebrities and athletes during your family vacations. Who are some of them?
  18. How did your immediate family become rich? Was it because of your Uncle Benny’s ministry or from your dad’s ministry?
  19. In your book, you talked about your Uncle George dying of cancer. Was there a similar theological crisis for him not being healed?
  20. After you came out of the prosperity gospel movement how long did it take you to get over the fear of speaking against your uncle Benny in the sense that it would cause a curse over you or your family?

Costi Hinn

Costi Hinn

Founder/President For the Gospel Ministries

Costi Hinn serves as the Teaching Pastor at Shepherd’s House Bible Church in Chandler, AZ. He is currently completing his doctorate at The Master’s Seminary. He is the author of several books including, Knowing the Spirit (Zondervan, 2023), More Than a Healer, God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel, and Defining Deception.

He has also co-authored a children’s book alongside his wife Christyne titled, In Jesus’ Name I Pray: TJ the Squirrel Learns the True Heart of Prayer (Harvest House Kids, 2022). Costi and Christyne live in Gilbert, AZ with their five children.