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David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by TheDemola: 11:24am On Sep 14


(CNN)David Cho Yong-gi, a South Korean pastor who founded one of South Korea's largest and most popular megachurches died on Tuesday morning, his church said in a news release.

Cho had been hospitalized since a collapse in June 2020, and died in Seoul after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 85.
Cho founded the Yoido Full Gospel Church in 1958, which grew to be among the world's largest churches with more than 480,000 attendees per week, according to Leadership Network, an international organization of church leaders.
Yoido has more than 500 church locations across South Korea, and has sent thousands of missionaries to different countries over the years, according to the church's news release. Cho himself has participated in religious rallies and movements in 71 countries, said the release.

Born in 1936, Cho lived through the Korean War, during which he served as an interpreter between his school principal and the US military commander, the church said in its release.

In his second year of high school, he was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis and told he would not live much longer. During this time he turned to Christianity, a decision he would later credit with his "miraculous" recovery, according to the church.
Cho's recovery prompted him to enroll in the Full Gospel Theological Seminary, and he established the Yoido church after graduating. The church began as just five members gathered under a tent in Seoul, according to the church's website.

Christians attend an Easter service with social distancing at the Yoido Full Gospel Church on April 4 in Seoul, South Korea.

South Korea has one of the world's most vibrant Christian -- especially Protestant -- cultures, with conversion gaining momentum in the mid- to late 20th century.

South Korea has one of the world's most vibrant Christian -- especially Protestant -- cultures, with conversion gaining momentum in the mid- to late 20th century.

Minority Christian sects, as well as megachurches, boomed in the years following the end of the Korean War -- and Yoido became perhaps Korea's best-known representative, boasting more than 700,000 members by 1993, according to the news release.
Those numbers continued skyrocketing as the church went international, expanding to include a giant mountainside retreat in South Korea's Gyeonggi Province and a Christian university Cho founded in California. The church also established an international arm, headed by Cho, to connect with pastors and church leaders from 25 other countries, according to its website.
Within South Korea, Cho became a hugely influential figure; he founded a Christian daily newspaper, established a humanitarian NGO, and wrote several books, said the church release.

But he was also frequently the subject of controversy and scandal. In 2014, he was found guilty of embezzling $14 million in church donations to buy stocks owned by his son, at four times their market value, according to Reuters.
Cho's wife died in February this year. The couple leave behind three sons.

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by Fahdiga(m): 11:25am On Sep 14
Their own TB Joshua. Rip to him

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by chatinent(m): 11:32am On Sep 14
Ok.
Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by DoggoneDogg: 11:34am On Sep 14
Businessmen.
Lawsuits & assassinations amongst his disciples will soon start. You heard it here first.

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by TheDemola: 11:47am On Sep 14
shocked
Fahdiga:
Their own TB Joshua. Rip to him

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by dareyking(m): 12:14pm On Sep 14
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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by Stubborngirl: 12:33pm On Sep 14

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by OjReloaded: 12:34pm On Sep 14
Hm..
Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by HEAVEN4444: 12:34pm On Sep 14
shocked

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by GOFRONT(m): 12:34pm On Sep 14
Death be taking the wrong ones and leaving the likes of the lanky lifeless Mahogany in the villa of aso.

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by November24(f): 12:34pm On Sep 14
Fahdiga:
Their own TB Joshua. Rip to him

Trash

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by foreverproduct: 12:34pm On Sep 14
Adieu to a great servant of God.

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by victorazy(m): 12:34pm On Sep 14
Saints are going home.

The End is indeed nearer more than we thought.

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by BruncleZuma: 12:34pm On Sep 14
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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by Sultty(m): 12:34pm On Sep 14
why death? why? there's far more better jobs u can do at asorock angry

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by Risingblue008(m): 12:35pm On Sep 14
The church must move on
And d gate of hell shall not prevail
angry angry angry
Rest on

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by VoltageDivida(m): 12:35pm On Sep 14
Wait, you mean he was 85?
When I saw 'yong' I first thought he was still young.


RIP to the death

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by tiswell(m): 12:35pm On Sep 14
China and weird names sad
Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by ADIPONECTIN: 12:36pm On Sep 14
I remember when he held a program in Nigeria years ago. My his soul rest in peace �

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by Image123(m): 12:37pm On Sep 14
RIP Boss
Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by Ekpekus(m): 12:37pm On Sep 14
Rest in power great general of the gospel

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by janedonez(m): 12:37pm On Sep 14
Rest In Peace Great one.
Author: Holy Spirit, my Senior Partner.

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by RexTramadol1: 12:38pm On Sep 14
Yong-gi Cho


One of my pastors that year like dis man ehn

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by Iseoluwani: 12:38pm On Sep 14
A man who loved Christ

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by ERockson: 12:38pm On Sep 14
RIP
Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by staga: 12:38pm On Sep 14
The 4th Dimension. That book changed my thinking of knowing you can call forth the impossible and make it a reality. RIP Pastor Yonggi Cho,

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by Tedpgrass: 12:40pm On Sep 14
foreverproduct:
Adio to a great servant of God.


Apologies
Adio.... Romanian
Adios... Spanish
Adieu... French


.

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by Starseed: 12:40pm On Sep 14
Another God's General goes home. Heaven rejoices when a saint comes home. Death is just another portal to another glorious beginning(for the righteous).

Rest on God's General!

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by seyz91(m): 12:41pm On Sep 14
You got it
Fahdiga:
Their own TB Joshua. Rip to him
Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by Lamasta(m): 12:42pm On Sep 14
One of my few mentors in the faith...His book Holy Spirit my senior partner helped my understanding of the Holy Spirit....
Rest on MOG may God comfort the family and the Church and fill every vacuum left behind as a result of this passing away in Yeshua's name

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Re: David Yong-gi Cho, Founder Of South Korea's Yoido Megachurch Dies At 85 by OtemAtum: 12:43pm On Sep 14
All pastors in the world, including the early founders of Christianity always have the statement below in common.
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But he was also frequently the subject of controversy and scandal. In 2014, he was found guilty of embezzling $14 million in church donations to buy stocks owned by his son, at four times their market value, according to Reuters.

Rest in Unconsciousness with Jehovah, Allah, Moloch etc in the spiritual cage till year 3016.

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