According to Sid Roth, host of "It's Supernatural," televangelist Marilyn Hickey is the first woman in 1,400 years to go into a mosque, proclaim Jesus and see miracles take place.
Hickey, who is now 81, says that every single Christian who has faith in Jesus Christ can perform these types of things. She attributes the birth of her daughter to a miracle brought about by a faith healer who manifested "wheels within wheels" that somehow made her fertile ten years later.
Her strong influences were Kenneth Hagin who taught "taking authority against the enemy" and Bill Gothard, who she says got her into "meditating on 'the Word'." Hickey says that because of Gothard, Joshua 1:8 became the theme of her life, which she quotes as saying "If you meditate in the Word day and night, if you speak the Word day and night, if you do the Word day and night, you will make your own way prosperous and successful."
Gothard's patriarchal, $95 million ministry became the subject of controversy in the 2010 mid-term elections, when Alan Grayson's campaign issued an ad depicting his opponent, Daniel Webster, as 'Taliban Dan' for his involvement in Gothard's church.
To Roth's surprise, Hickey claimed that Gothard was mentally retarded until a 4th grade Sunday school teacher encouraged him to memorize "the Word."
By advertising that the sick would be healed at her prayer meetings, Hickey claims to have been drawing crowds of up to 210,000 people at her presentations in Pakistan. Having gone there six times, Hickey claims that miracles regularly occur, such as a Muslim Imam who was blind in one eye who had his sight restored. She says that because of her prayers, the sponsoring Imam and his wife, who were unable to have children, had two babies.
On the program (embedded below), Roth and Hickey prayed, promising that people with health issues watching the video would be healed. As part of this, Hickey said a prayer so that all married, barren women who were watching could have children that are healthy and not rebellious. She claims that in doing this, some women have reported having twins. Hickey also prayed that all viewers would have "supernatural favor."
According to Roth, this miracle working is normal.
Writing for Discernment Ministries, Rev. Robert S. Liichow remarked, "“Christian” Television offers the world a perversion of what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ. TBN, a global network, serves up a regular diet of heresy and error through people such as Jessie Duplantis, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Kim Clement and others. Televangelism is alive and well on the airwaves proclaiming a false gospel of health & wealth. Peter Popoff, Don Stewart, Kenneth Copeland, Marilyn Hickey and Robert Tilton (to name just a few) are still broadcasting on a regular basis and raking in close to a combined BILLION dollars a year to support their lavish lifestyles (wonder why Senator Grassley was interested in some of these Gospel pimps?)"