Questions on Healing Answered by the Hunters

The following are actual questions about the topic of HEALING which have been asked by people.

We share these with the hope that they will be a blessing to you.     

Q.:  Is it okay to ask for prayer (or to pray for healing) more than once for the same thing?  

A.:  The answer is YES, it is DEFINITELY SCRIPTURAL. 

The Bible gives an example of a person having hands laid on him more than once for the same thing.  Jesus laid hands on a blind man at Bethsaida TWICE before he was completely healed (see Mark 8:22-25). 

In their book “HOW TO RECEIVE AND MAINTAIN A HEALING,” Charles and Frances Hunter refer to this miracle as God showing His sovereignty by doing it exactly as He wants it done. 
To quote the Hunters: “Jesus touched the man AGAIN when he said he could only see men as trees, showing that we need not be ashamed to go back more than once for our healing.” 
The Hunters share a KEY POINT to remember: Laying hands for healing more than once for the same thing does NOT show a lack of faith, but


Remember that God is sovereign, and He will heal the way He wants and in His timing.  He may heal instantaneously (a miracle), over a period of time (a healing), or after you are ministered to more than once.

The key is to KEEP EXPECTING and believing God for a miracle when ministering healing or being ministered to.  As the Hunters say, YOU NEVER KNOW IF THIS COULD BE YOUR DAY FOR A MIRACLE!

Q.:  What does it mean to ask God for a “heavenly chiropractic adjustment”?
A.:  Dr. Roy Le Roy, DC, author of “THE SUPERNATURAL SPINE,” gives himself a “heavenly chiropractic adjustment” daily in the name of Jesus.  

He says our spines are in constant movement and subject to lots of wear and tear every day. Just the act of sitting or standing (which is very hard on the back) can throw parts of the spine out of alignment, so our backs need adjustment regularly. 

All you need to do is lay hands on your back and command the vertebrae and the discs to go into proper alignment in the name of Jesus, and it works!
(This can save on costly pain medication and chiropractic bills, too!)
Note:  Please see the Hunter’s books and video on healing.
Q.:  What does it mean to pray for the “electrical and chemical frequencies” of every cell in the body to become normal?  Is this Scriptural?
A.:  Did you know…… that every single cell in your body has assigned to it a unique pattern of God-given frequencies for it to thrive.  

The Hunters have found that “after much study and talking to many doctors and listening to many cassette tapes on this subject,” they are convinced that “when the electrical and chemical frequencies of body cells are in harmony and in balance, no disease can live in that body.”
Therefore, in accordance with the principle of speaking to the mountain (Mark 11:23) — in this case, speaking healing in Jesus’ name — we as believers in Jesus can command that the electrical and chemical frequencies of every healthy cell in the body be in perfect balance and harmony, the way the divine Creator intended. 

Just as doctors use medicines and skills to address medical problems, likewise we can apply God’s healing power to any medical condition and see it healed in Jesus’ name.
There are many kinds of miracles not specifically described in the Bible. These are Scriptural, using principles of Mark 11:23, which talks about speaking to the mountain —and believing what we ask in Jesus’ name will happen — and Mark 16:18, which says believers shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.

John 21:25 says, “And there are also many other things Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”
As the Hunters teach, we need to be open to new ways God teaches us to heal the sick in the name of Jesus, which gives God all the glory and places our focus on the Lord, our Healer.

Frances Hunter Is Rejoicing in Heaven


Frances Eileen Hunter was born May 8, 1916 in a small town in Illinois at a whopping 2 pounds, placed in a shoe box and not expected to live for an hour much less 93 years. She is survived by her spouse of 39 years, Charles Hunter (88).
     Together, she and Charles have authored over 65 books. Millions of copies have been given away and sold during the 40 years of their anointed healing ministry. Many of these books have been translated into major languages of the world.  Charles and Frances, better known as “The Happy Hunters”, cheerfully ministered all across the USA as well as in 49 foreign countries. They are considered “Mom” and “Dad” to all the spiritual children they have birthed around the globe.  In addition, many miracle babies were named Charles or Frances because Frances had a special anointing when she prayed for couples who wanted children.

     At 93, she still kept the office hopping with new creative ways to bring more unsaved people into His kingdom as well as how to get everyone healed from illness and out of bondage. She went into her office every day and church every Sunday. Once a month, they held meetings at their headquarters in Kingwood, TX. Twice a year they held three day seminars which ended with an ordination service. They have ordained hundreds of anointed servants into ongoing ministries for the Kingdom. 
     Frances has 2 children, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Her son, Thomas Steder is retired and lives in Florida. Tom has 5 children: Brant, Wayne, Kimberly, David and Jennifer. Brant and Trish have 4 children, 3 girls and a son. Wayne has 2 children, Trevor and Laura. David has a daughter, Madison. Jennifer and Michael have a son, Evan. 

     Frances’ daughter, Joan Eileen Hunter Murrell lives in Pinehurst, TX and is married to Kelley Murrell. She has 4 daughters:  Charity, Spice, Melody and Abigail and 2 sons-in-law – Nathan and Ted.  Ted and Charity have 2 children, Luke and Kate Eileen. Two more great grandchildren are on the way later this year through Spice and Charity. 


     Charles and Frances have lived enough for 50 people and seen more miracles within one week of their ministry than most witness in a lifetime. Countless thousands have been saved, healed and filled with the Holy Spirit through their ministry. Many thousands have been trained to heal the sick, thus multiplying the healing message like liquid gold spreading across the globe.

     Two obedient people with hearts sold out to God listened to their heavenly Father and spread His word, His grace, His mercy, and His healing power wherever they went. Their zeal for everything God had to offer was contagious. Everyone who met them or heard them speak was forever changed. The anointed books, videos, audios and teachings that they imparted into the Body of Christ will go on forever and are still available at their office.

     Frances, in anticipation of this day, expressed her wishes that no flowers be sent upon her passing.  Rather, she asked that memorial gifts be made to ensure that the world-changing work of Hunter Ministries will remain active in the years to come.  Frances, and her beloved Charles, made bringing glory and honor to Jesus, their life’s work.  Though Frances has gone today to be with her Lord, her legacy remains.
     Memorial services are tentatively scheduled to be held in Houston, TX on Monday, August 3, 2009 at a location to be determined.  Call the Hunter Ministries office 281-358-7575 or 4 Corners Ministries office at 281-789-7500 for update information or check the websites at: or

Frances Hunter Dies

Healing ministry pioneer Frances Hunter died early Tuesday morning after battling kidney failure and congestive heart failure for more than two years. She was 93.

Hunter and her husband, Charles, spent nearly 40 years leading “healing explosions,” where they prayed for the sick and taught Christians about the ministry of healing. Known as the Happy Hunters for their ready smiles and quick humor, the couple wrote more than 50 books about divine healing, including the best-seller How to Heal the Sick.


In 1990, they began the World Evangelistic Census, a campaign that mobilizes people to do door-to-door evangelism while taking a census of the world. Millions have reportedly come to Christ through the effort.

As recently as 2007, the couple hosted a Worldwide Day of Healing for All Nations that was broadcast worldwide on television and the Internet. This year’s event is to be held Sept. 19.

“Charles and Frances Hunter were the most effective couple I ever saw among healing evangelists,” said Pentecostal historian Vinson Synan, dean emeritus of the Regent University School of Divinity. “In their own unique way, they touched multitudes with the positive healing message.

“I once worked with them in a crusade in Honduras and saw up close how much the people loved them. Frances had one of the most powerful and charming personalities I ever saw. They were a perfect team. They never lacked for vision.”

Born on May 8, 1916, in a one-room log cabin in southern Illinois, Frances Fuller weighed only 2 pounds at birth and was placed in a shoebox to die. She stunned the midwife and her parents when she let out a cry and proved that she was determined to survive.

She attended high school in St. Louis, where she learned secretarial skills. After being widowed with two small children, she started a secretarial business in Florida that grew into a printing company.

She attended church only occasionally and was a self-described “chain smoker” before a car accident in 1965 left her blind in her left eye. The experience caused her to search for God, and she accepted Christ at age 49 and became “an instant fanatic” about her newfound faith. Eventually, her sight was restored.

She met Charles Hunter, a widowed accountant, in October 1969, just months after his conversion. The couple was married on Jan. 1, 1970, and baptized in the Holy Spirit the following year after listening to teaching tapes by the late charismatic evangelist George Otis.

“The day I got saved I immediately had compassion and wanted to lay hands on the sick,” Frances Hunter told Charisma in an interview last year. “We got baptized after we got married and got a hunger to see people healed. God called all of us to lay hands on the sick, and they will be healed and recover.”

When she and Charles launched their healing ministry, few churches were teaching Christians how to lay hands on the sick. “When we first wrote our book How to Heal the Sick, there was no activity in that area going on in the church,” Hunter said last year. “Nobody was laying hands on the sick, and that little book is still revolutionizing lives today. We just ordained 329 people in March [2008], and we ordained over 900 people [in 2007].”

Hunter saw thousands of people abandon their wheelchairs and canes while ministering with her husband at large-scale stadium events across the U.S. and in 49 nations. Last year, Hunter said she had recently received an e-mail from a 34-year-old man whom she prayed for when he was just 4 years old and suffering from cerebral palsy.

“I set him on my lap, laid hands on him and prayed for him and he took his braces off,” she recalled of the man’s healing 30 years before. “I said, ‘Jeffy, run to the back of the church.’ He never walked in his life. He took his braces off and ran.”

In recent years, both Hunters had been in frail health. Charles Hunter, 88, had six major spinal operations between May and December 2003. Frances Hunter had a bout with breast cancer the same year, which eventually led to a mastectomy. In 2007, Hunter was diagnosed with double pneumonia, congestive heart failure and kidney failure, and said doctors told her she wouldn’t survive another year.

“God did a healing miracle,” she said a year after that diagnosis. “God isn’t finished with me yet. I’ll stay in the healing ministry and believe God.”

Cal Pierce, director of Healing Rooms Ministries in Spokane, Wash., said Charles and Frances Hunter laid an important foundation for contemporary healing ministries.

“I think the key to [the] forerunning that the Hunters have done in the body of Christ is teaching us that the ordinary believer can do an extraordinary work by the power of the Holy Spirit,” said Pierce, whose ministry honored the Hunters in 2008 during its annual Spiritual Hunger Conference. “It’s not just for ‘somebody,’ it’s for His body. That’s significant for us because it’s the ordinary person doing extraordinary work [at the healing rooms].”

Frances Hunter’s daughter, Joan Hunter Murrell, who is a traveling healing evangelist, will lead the Hunters’ Texas-based ministry. Messengers of Healing, a biography about the Hunters, was released in April.

Hunter is survived by her husband, Charles; a son, Thomas Steder; a daughter, Joan Hunter Murrell; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services have yet to be announced.

A memorial service is tentatively to be held Aug. 3 in Houston.