Benny Hinn Disowns Esther Arunga/Joseph Hellon Cult: By Grace kerongo - The Star

Arunga and Hellon to run for president in 2012


US televangelist Benny Hinn has denied any knowledge of the controversial Finger of God church in Runda which KTN former presenter Esther Arunga joined recently.

"Benny Hinn has been my spiritual leader since 1996," said embattled church leader and saxophone player Joseph Hellon on Wednesday.

Yesterday at a press conference at the Runda house, Hellon went on to declare that he will be standing for President in 2012 with Esther as his running mate.

Controversial emails have been circulating that were allegedly exchanged between Pastor Hinn and Hellon.

The emails purport to be from Benny Hinn instructing Hellon what to do on a daily basis. The emails purportedly from Benny Hinn instructed Hellon to break up Esther Arunga's engagement to her fiance Wilson Malaba in favour of Quincy Timberlake Wambita Zuma who is reportedly now her lover. The Star contacted the Benny Hinn Ministries to enquire if the emails were genuine.

"Firstly, the email address is not Pastor Benny Hinn's and secondly Pastor Benny, if you have listened to any of our programs, would never give advice as suggested in the emails. So the information that you are in possession of are untrue," Hinn's handlers responded.

On Wednesday, Hellon told the Star that a personal assistant whom he recently fired used his passwords to print out the emails to be used against him in a "hate campaign" by disbarred members of his church.

"I know about those emails, they are with my lawyers now," he said.

"Those emails are junk mail. It is unfortunate that the name of someone of Benny Hinn's stature can be brought up in junk mail," he told the press conference yesterday. The press conference was organised by David Makali whose Sound Africa company recently gave Hellon a recording contract.

At the end of the press conference Hellon announced that in 2012 he would be running for president with Esther Arunga as his running mate.

One of the "junk" emails from "Hinn" dated February 11 has a similar prophesy.

"I can see in 2011-12 season you becoming nominated as an MP, out of your music tour globally as there's a neighbouring minister who already hates you for that announcement from the PM Raila camp," the email states.

Another email from "Hinn" on the same day addressed to Hellon states: "I see Esther becoming a prominent personality in government. This is what the parents hate to learn since they think that Esther will never value them seriously anymore."

Yesterday Hellon vehemently defended the integrity of his Finger of God church.

"Before we were registered the CID vetted us for five years to see if we are worthy of the licence," he said. He denied the church was a cult.

"A cult is a secret organisation where people meet in an inaccessible place but we meet in public places. We follow the Bible and have been in operation for three years. The membership has grown significantly and now we have 600 members," he said.

Church members take communion (including wine, bread and salt) twice a day. Hellon was reluctant to comment on the practice saying, "I will not get into details of the dogmatic practices of the church. If you would like to know, come and register."

The newly registered members of the church go through Bible school up to the certificate level, after which they are eligible for baptism by Apostle Hellon.

He also defended the composition of his church members. "I have a lot of media and entertainment people coming to the church because I deal with them daily," he said.

Cabinet minister Njeru Githae who lives next door complained about the monthly Starry Jazz nights.

The minister said, "Hellon, his wife, Esther Arunga and Wanja Gachogu were very instrumental in themed monthly Jazz Nights that were done the last Thursday of every month. Attendance was by invitation by the four of them. I attended the ones for August, September, October and November last year and stopped. Each Jazz night had different themes like, red and black, blue and pink, white and gold.

"I attended the nights from around 8pm till 11pm because on Fridays I had to be in the office. I don't know what times they ended and what happened. For the times I attended, it was purely music, food, water and wine only. The crowd was very elegant and Nairobi's uppity. They were mainly TV anchors, musicians, models and professionals. At no time was I asked to attend their church services. Maybe they have a game plan and they had their own timings of recruitment."

Hellon defended the use of alcohol quoting Ephesians 5:18: "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit".

Esther Arunga criticised the journalists' focus on her life as "baying for blood". She threatened to sue three media houses and calling for the firing of the Star journalist Grace Kerongo who broke the story. Esther denied rumours that she is pregnant.

On why she quit her job at KTN, she said, "I had asked for a two weeks leave during the break-up with Wilson. I then went back and resigned for a number of reasons including not being paid enough."

This is the second time that the TV personality has broken off an engagement. Hellon said he stopped the upcoming nuptial between Arunga and her fiance because "Wilson's conduct was contrary to the church's beliefs. He wasn't even a registered member."

Arunga explained, "I broke off the engagement when two girls from the church said he was making sexual passes at them. He also took my logbook to get loans from illegal financiers. He has 15 logbooks (of other people) including mine."

But Wilson Malaba retorted, "This is turning out to be a fiasco. I have been single since 2007. If I was planning to have an affair I would do so then not when I know I'm about to be married."

On the loan sharks and Arunga's log book, he said, "I'm planning to hold a press conference and bring along the documentation for the loan she is talking about and she will know when she will get her car back. The person who offered the loan is a friend of mine and he only offers them to close friends only."



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31 Responses to Benny Hinn Disowns Esther Arunga/Joseph Hellon Cult: By Grace kerongo - The Star

rachael said...

Hahaha this is total crap ~Arunga has beauty and no brains ~nkt! Somebody wake her up bring her back to reality ~ Its disastrous!

Anonymous said...

time isnt wasted when u getting wasted, so let's hope Arunga won't be, hahaha. but they know the truth, n w@ they do, I have a strong speculation of the exact truth about the cult. Helon and Arunga, people are not that stupid, we easily comprehend, n Helon 4 president, a bigger joke on its own.

Anonymous said...

I'm really shocked with this story.It's apparent that Esther needs prayers.

Anonymous said...

Arunga is asweet lady, i have a clear knowlege of cult, they like to manupilate pple mind, vision and spirituality, no human being should give direction to a fellow being regarding life, she need prayers aki woiye!!!

Anonymous said...

Its Kenya's "Scientology". Visit this interesting website!!!!!!!!!

http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/hinncult.html

philip said...

Why waist your time with this stuff?,if this is the way of your campaigner tricks,you should know that they will not work.I will even stand against your team.But you chose the wrong path.

Anonymous said...

Who would vote for Hellon as the president?? This is a big joke and wat a timing to announce that he will run for presidency... Halooo Hellon, smell the coffee... No kenyan in their right mind would vote for smone with such a history..What does he take us for....AND Esther, yes, you r above 29, and you have a right to stay anywhere u wish, BUT it doesn't make sense, someone with a good job, well educated with enough money, how can u decide now let me go and stay with my pastor... Halooo... R we giving u all the credits you don't deserve!!! You don't feel weird!!! use yo intelligence Esther and come out of it...

Emilly said...

Barenness. Total barrenness! Barren ideologies. When a lady is every man's dream, educated successful and orderly, a failure man has desided to soil her name to the extent of impersonating a pastor from abroad.Sending spam e-mail messages to those who never solicited for any.This is simply intrusion, barrenness in mind or just mental illness. Im sure the star that is Esther Arunga is on her way to even bigger success in life.

Karani said...

Hellon know what he is doing. It is Arunga who is suffering and we should not condemn her...Malaba also misled Arunga into that cult. Let us find ways of helping Arunga even if it means kidnapping her from Hellon.

nanito angel said...

i am as shocked as everyone else. i wonder why people do such crazy things as Hellon is doing. this is a man many have respected ever since he rose to fame as a saxophonists and renown man in Jazz music. Esther doesn't know what she is doing, it is the devil at work here. please let us join hands and pray for her. for Hellon, he is a dreamer who will keep dreaming during the day: that he will run for president?hahahaha that's a joke.

Anonymous said...

brainwashed eh!!! Esther, beauty is juz a flowerly stuff. It wonna wither veeeeeeeeeeeeery soon and u wonna remember ua jilted husband that was to be for many days. Hellon has a family already. u?

Anonymous said...

Its very unfortunate that Arunga with all her brains can be misled. We need to pray for her..........Esther for Heaven's sake, do you think we all hate you? Sweetheart wake up and see we love you too much to wish Hellon to take advantage of you! I wonder what nonsense that man fed you with! Oh sweet Jesus deliver Arunga!

Anonymous said...

Its very unfortunate that Arunga with all her brains can be misled. We need to pray for her..........Esther for Heaven's sake, do you think we all hate you? Sweetheart wake up and see we love you too much to wish Hellon to take advantage of you! I wonder what nonsense that man fed you with! Oh sweet Jesus deliver Arunga!

Anonymous said...

why does everyone keep saying she has brains? - surely - isn't it evident that she has none ?- everyone is blaming it on Hellon - why? he is just being himself, and we so forget, so is she......what a joke!

Anonymous said...

It's hard to know what's cooking. Only committed prayer will work things out. May God intervene.

Alboh said...

Despite what we would like to think she is a grown up who can make her own decisions and face the consequences of the same. Truth is many of us are passing judgment without knowing fully what has transpired. There are too many unknowns. To me it looks like some club for the affluent young people of this city.

Shiko Kiarie said...

sometimes it needs a really big fall for some pple to wake up and find their bearings.....Esther you r in my prayers and i know you will finally find your self in this jungle called life...........

weitho said...

I pray for you my dear sister. My our God almighty give you protection and show u the light....

grace said...

talk about all beauty n no brains..n why was she dressed in black ama thts wht they are bin told to wear since they are on a 100 days fasting season???Ati Hellon for president..bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha tht was the best joke o e evening!! Esther does not need prayers wht she nids is for someone to slap her back into reality..

Anonymous said...

caution everyone, ensure no saxophone is played near you to steal away your human dignity, esther probably is yet to realize what the hell is she doing with hellon!!! till then lets watch the drama unfold

Anonymous said...

Grace Kerongo seems to have beef with esther.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many people have prayed for wisdom from God to show them what is truly going on.
Many people are dissing and laughing but how many have prayed to see whats really going on instead of he say she say vibes.
Im not saying its right or wrong, what im saying is that the way we treat this will determine how we look at other things in the future.
No cult proffesses the salvation through Jesus Christ.
Lets ask 1st and foremost why is it being labelled a cult and who do they believe in.
Only with God can we fully know, not with other peoples eyes.
This message is 2 way. To both the people for and against the finger of God.
Its funny that people i talk to criticise the name and its reminiscent of Jeremiah as well as the writing on the wall.
Jeremiah- and God put His finger on the lips of Jeremiah... I knew you before you were born...
Bottom line ; whatever you say/do, seek Christ, only Him.

Jascar said...

I like the drama let it unfold to the fullest!arunga hellon arunga hellon.nini hii?

Anonymous said...

HELLon n Esther arrested and being held at Muthaiga police station on the accusation of running a cult

Group Three said...

Its very unfortunate this had to happen to Esther...I haven't judged her in any way.But I still think its very unfair. If all this being said is true about Hellon is true, then we men are not perfect at all. All have sinned and fallen short of God's glory. We Kenyans instead of judging and mocking them, we should pray for their souls instead. God can still save them...I love Esther and I don't want her to get lost."Media stop inflaming things up... " its unfair

steveey said...

let Esther be coz i dont think that she is in a cult, stop destroying her reputation and let her enjoy her freedom of worship. who are to judge her n tell her that she is lost its God alone who knows the lost.

Anonymous said...

Guys read (or google) Bipolar disorder, Manic episode, and compare what you find with Hellon's profile.
As for Esther, leave her alone. Unless she is similarly afflicted, she will soon come to her senses, especially if she is separated from Hellon (and Quincy!).
As for Quincy, why has no one thought about the possibility that hinn.pastorbenny@gmail.com is Quincy's alter e(go)mail? As for Whitney Houston, one can only laugh at such antics. So transparent! Where are Kenya's CID etc? Hello(n)! Quincy IS this finger's Benny Hinn, and Whitney Houston! ALL the emails say only nice things about Quincy... Need I say more?

priscilla said...

supposing all the suppossed emails were from Quincy Timberlake himself?
We all know that he thirsts for populatity?

Anonymous said...

why why why esther stoop soooo low n forget urself, ati u break ur engagement coz of a church? plis get into ur senses. youn need prayers

Anonymous said...

why must ester do tis?GOD ve mercy on Ester jst enter her heart today??

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