Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho, is dead

“You are forever in our hearts, we thank God for your life which was lived in total submission to God," the statement read.
Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho, is dead

Popular South Korean clergyman, Pastor David Yonggi Cho, has passed away Tuesday morning.

The 85-year-old who cofounded the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God) was said to have died around 7:13 am, according to a Singaporean pastor Kong Hee tweeted.

An official confirmation was released on his verified Facebook account although the cause of death was not revealed.

“Dr David Yonggi Cho has gone to be with Jesus. At the age of 85 (1936-2021).

“David Yonggi Cho (born 14 February 1936 as Paul Yungi Cho) is a South Korean Christian minister.

“With his mother-in-law Choi Ja-shil, he is cofounder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God), the world’s largest congregation.

“You are forever in our hearts, we thank God for your life which was lived in total submission to God.

“Let’s support his family with prayers. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord, God’s general,” the statement read.

Hee who is the founder of City Harvest Church added, "my pastor and spiritual father, Dr David Yonggi Cho (1936-2021), just went home to the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. I love you, Dr Cho."

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