..awarded for their contributions to the church i guess..But then Chevalier is given only to lay men, while Commander can be given to anyone. I can be wrong though..
Kazakage is right, Chevalier is awarded to only laymen who are members of the church, where as Commander can be given to anyone. The only non Syriac Orthoox that has been awarded the title of commander is a prominent Indian Muslim business man Yousuf Ali. Mr. Yousuf Ali is a prominent business man in the Middle East with business in various Gulf countries. Using his influence with the ruling establishments in these Muslim countries, Mr Yousuf Ali helped the Syriac Orthodox faithful from India working as immigrant workers in the middle east establish Syriac Orthodox churches across various Gulf region countries. In recognition of his services to the church, he was conferred the title of 'commander'.
I am not aware of Mr. Benny Hinn being conferred the title of Chavalier or any other title by the Syriac Orthodox Church.