ONE of the popular preachers in South Korea, Pastor Yonggi Cho is dead.
The famous pastor died on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at the age of 85.
According to information from his church, Pastor Cho before his death was receiving medical treatment for a brain hemorrhage he suffered from in 2020.
The church revealed thatPastor Cho died on Tuesday morning in a press statement issued on Tuesday.
For those who don’t know, Pastor Cho was the Founder of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea and spent decades spreading the gospel in the country.
Cho was born in 1936 to a Buddhist family and lived during the Korean War. He converted to Christianity at 17 when doctors told him he would die from a serious case of tuberculosis. Cho credits God for his “miraculous” recovery from the disease.
According to him; “I will never forget God’s blessing and grace over my life, through which He chose me to be His Servant when I was just an insignificant child with lung disease, and He saved me by His grace through the atonement of the Cross of Jesus Christ, so that through prayer I might receive wisdom and preach by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wherever He placed me,” Cho wrote in a statement on his church’s website.”
Pastor Cho graduated from Full Gospel College in 1956. Just two years later, he opened a tent church in Seoul, which later turned into Yoido Full Gospel Church. The church grew into one of the most popular megachurches in the world and boasts more than 750,000 members.