IRS and Postal Service Agents On Scene at Benny Hinn's Office (UPDATED with Photos, Video)

UPDATE: For photos, video and more detail, scroll to the bottom.
As I write this, IRS and US Postal Service agents are at the Grapevine, TX office complex of mega-evangelist Benny Hinn according to Alice Barr, reporter for NBC in Dallas.

Perhaps, the agents are there to get healed.
Or perhaps, they want to examine Hinn’s books.
Media relations at IRS cited federal law barring disclosure and declined to confirm or deny the presence of agents at Hinn’s office. However, the agents are on the scene.
Apparently, Hinn is in France (the tweet I linked to has now been removed. For more, click here and here)
UPDATE: 4:30 PM.
A source at the scene informs me that the media crews have been at Hinn’s headquarters since 9 AM this morning. The entrance to Hinn’s headquarters is blocked off by a local police car and officer (photo below). Boxes have been coming out of the building. There are eight identical vehicles in the parking lot which the sources speculate could be from the IRS.

Entrace With Police Car
Entrance to Benny Hinn’s office blocked by police

Police Guarding Entrance
Police are not letting anyone out or in at Benny Hinn’s office in Grapevine, TX

News Cameras Waiting
Media crew wait for something to happen.

Hinn was investigated by a Congressional committee led by Chuck Grassley in 2010. No charges were filed and no public wrongdoing was disclosed.  Hinn has long been a flamboyant showman with a penchant for dramatic services and rich living. The Babylon Bee lampooned Hinn with a recent column which featured Hinn’s miracle of removing a large lump from a woman’s purse.
UPDATE: The major networks covered the story at 4PM CT.  Watch ABC’s coverage:

The follow up report has more detail:

UPDATE: According to commenter GWInsida, the IRS was at Hinn’s headquarters at least until 10:30PM (4/26/17) and expected to be there for awhile longer.  Hinn may be under scrutiny for funds collected to build a “healing center” which were never used to build anything.
I hope this investigation will lead to policy changes. I think Christian ministries which take in over $1 million dollars should be required to file 990 forms just as other non-profits do. They also should be required to provide audited financial statements to all donors. If the church will not (and it has shown it can’t) police itself, then there are governmental mechanisms already in place which would help provide accountability and transparency.
Additional reading:
Prior posts mentioning Benny Hinn (link)

One thought on “IRS and Postal Service Agents On Scene at Benny Hinn's Office (UPDATED with Photos, Video)”

  1. 1.How Benny Hinn Became Our Wacky Neighbor by John Bloom-very illuminating article on the corruption.
    2.Does Benny Hinn Deserve More Consideration than Jesus by Cultnews and the comments are enlightening, only 9 thus far.
    3.Trinity Foundation-Dallas, TX has done some great investigation on this Mr. Hinn exposing corruption of Gov’t for not going after Non-Profit organizations really in the guise of FORE PROFIT AND HELPING NO ONE BUT THEMSELVES by Ole Anthony and Pete Evans.
    Dave Wilkerson posted Video BH cursing, damning people to hell that come against HIS Ministry as God has no hand in it along with Paul Crouch; those video’s will lead you to other exposures of both ministries.
    David Wegner posed DVD of very disturbing Board Meeting of Mr. Hinn and Staff.
    Just Google, Negative Feedback, Controversial Articles, Abused By, Scandal;
    if he is a Mason/Mason, Luciferian, satanist and or funded by any of.
    Someone posted a Blog that perhaps BH is one of the greatest Charlatan’s, Hucksters, Con-men of 20th/21st Century how sad on the internet. Research every year the money he made and what did with it period!

    Why do people need to be exploited and worship a King Saul for what? You are NOT learning anything, No Bible, No life skills robbing yourself of time and money and time you cannot get back and that applies to all these Hucksters, Con-Artist, Snake Oil Salesmen/women that are LIVING off your time and money. He is of the Church of Benny Hinn. Pretty bad when you make Friendly Atheist Website for lies and fodder. Get unbrainwashed and think for yourself and ALWAYS RESEARCH A MATTER! Thank you!

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