She later claimed to have received a vision from God shortly after her conversion: "When I was just eighteen years old, the Lord gave me a vision that every time I opened my mouth and declared the Word of the Lord, there was a manifestation of His Spirit where people were either healed, delivered, or saved.
When I shut my mouth, they fell off into utter darkness and God spoke to me and said 'I called you to preach the gospel".
She turned the church over to him years after their divorce in 2007.
White denied the affair with Hinn at a leadership conference hosted by T. Jakes in 2011."They're going to talk about you and write … "They're going to lie on you but God's going to tell you to keep your mouth shut."White serves as senior pastor at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, and succeeded its former leader Zachery Tims who died from "acute intoxication by the combined effects of cocaine and heroin" in 2011 in a New York City hotel room, according to the NYC chief medical examiner's office. Her first marriage to the father of her son, Dean Knight, ended in divorce shortly after she became a Christian.In 1989 she wed preacher and evangelist Randy White and the two founded Without Walls International Church in Tampa, Florida, some two years later in 1991.In February 2010, Don Price, the longtime senior advisor to Benny Hinn Ministries confirmed reports in the news that Suzanne had filed a petition of divorce in Orange County Superior Court on February 1, 2010. The couple had been separated since January 26, but the papers were filed about a week later.Don issued a statement saying, “Pastor Benny Hinn and his immediate family were shocked and saddened to learn of this news without any previous notice.As a teenager in Toronto, Hinn converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Pentecostalism, eventually joining a singing troupe made up of young evangelicals. Although he never met her personally, he often attended her "healing services" and has often cited her as an influence in his life.According to a 2004 CBC report on Hinn, his newfound religious devotion during this period became so intense that his family became concerned that he was turning into a religious fanatic. On moving to the United States, Hinn traveled to Orlando, Florida, where he founded the Orlando Christian Center in 1983.White has said that she was sexually and physically abused between the ages of six and thirteen, by different people on different occasions.Paula has also said that during this time she battled with bulimia. area when her stepfather became stationed at the National Naval Medical Center.During the early 1990s, he launched a new daily talk show called This Is Your Day, which to this day airs clips of supposed miracles from Hinn's Miracle Crusades.The program premiered on the Trinity Broadcasting Network of Paul Crouch, who would become one of Hinn's most outspoken defenders and allies.