Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho is dead. He passed on at the age of 85.
This was announced via his official Facebook page on Tuesday.
The announcement 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.”
Though the announcement did not state the cause or time of death, a post by a popular Singapore pastor, Kong Hee, revealed that Cho died on Tuesday morning.
The post read, “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.”
A popular Nigerian pastor, Godman Akinlabi also shared a lengthy tribute to Cho.
Part of the tribute read: “Rest in Peace God’s general! Pastor David Youggi Cho (1936-2021) founding pastor of one time largest church in the world: Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea. He is widely acclaimed to be the God father of home cell groups. He wrote many great books that impacted me like; The Fourth Dimension, More than Numbers, and Successful Home Cell groups. He lived a life of service and sacrifice for the gospel of Christ”.