The Christendom has lost one of its giants as popular South Korean gospel ministers, David Yonggi Cho, has died at the age of 85.
Younggi Cho, a co-founder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God) in South Korea, was announced dead through his official Facebook page on Tuesday.
He was said to have died on Tuesday morning, September 14, after battling complications from a stroke.
The official announcement of his death read, “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.”
Pastors around the world have been paying their tribute to the late Yonggi Cho.
Singapore pastor, Kong Hee, wrote: “At 7:13am this morning, 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.”
Nigeria’s Prophet Joshua Iginla, wrote: “Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity for your warm embrace as a true father who gave me wings to fly limitlessly.”