Pastor David Yonggi Cho, the founder of one of the world's largest megachurches, has passed away.

The Yoido Full Gospel Church [Assemblies of God for South Korea] was co-founded by the preacher.

Cho, who died on Tuesday at the age of 85, was verified by his church in a press release, according to BBC Pidgin.

Cho was receiving medical treatment for a brain hemorrhage that he had been fighting since 2020 when he died.

The majority of Nigerian preachers admire the South Korean Christian leader, and amongst others Pastor Enoch Adeboye of Redeemed Christian Church of God [RCCG] and Joshua Iginla deeply mourned the death of this great man of God Yonggi Cho.


 David Yonggi Cho Biography

David Yonggi Cho was born in 1936 into a Buddhist family and during the Korean War. He got converted to Christianity at age 17 years - this was after the doctors told him that he would die of a serious case of tuberculosis.

Cho pursue ministry full time and graduated from Full Gospel College for 1956

He started a small church in Seoul in 1958, which ultimately became Yoido Full Gospel Church.

After many years, the church has grown into one of the world's most prominent megachurches.

Yoido Full Gospel Church is a South Korean church with 500 branches.

They've also dispatched hundreds of missionaries to other parts of the globe.

Yoido has a membership of over 750,000 people.

According to the church's press announcement, Cho "has published multiple books, founded a Christian daily newspaper, and formed a humanitarian organization."

Cho's wife died in February of this year, and the couple had three sons together.


Pastor E A Adeboye and Joshua Iginla grieve Pastor David Yonggi Cho's death.

Pastor David Yonggi Cho's death has prompted other senior preachers to express their grief.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God said, "Until we meet again on the resurrection morning, Rest in God's presence Pastor Dr. David Yonggi."

Prophet Joshua Iginla, a Nigerian preacher, refers to Yonggi Cho as his "spiritual father."

In a statement, Prophet Iginla called the renowned preacher a "generational icon, trailblazer, pathfinder, and a man immersed in God's immortality."










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