Prosecutors Say That ‘Pastor’ David Yonggi Cho “Has Been Indicted On Charges Of Breach Of Duty And Tax Evasion”
WHO IS ‘PASTOR’ KONG HEE ACCOUNTABLE TO?
‘Pastor’ David Yonggi Cho is internationally recognised of having the worlds largest church.
We have covered articles how David Yonggi Cho mentors ‘Pastor’ and Founder Phil Pringle of the Christian City Church Movement (Sydney, Australia) and ‘Pastor’ and founder Kong Hee of City Harvest Church (Singapore). We know that Kong Hee is accountable to Phil Pringle. However recently Yonggi Cho sent his love and support to Kong Hee and Sun Ho. Kong Hee wrote,
“A greeting by my pastor.. Dr Yonggi Cho, founder of Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea!” – Kong Hee, Video Greeting by Dr Yonggi Cho, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151320404966895&set=vb.11407771894&type=3&theater, 18 April 2013. (Accessed 09/06/2013.)
Yonggi Cho is Kong Hee’s pastor? Is this who Kong Hee is accountable too? If he is, then CHC members should be concerned.
WHO IS ‘PASTOR’ YONGGI CHO ACCOUNTABLE TO?
It is important you read these previous articles before reading the latest news.
The first article reveals how Yonggi Cho seemed to lack any accountability to his elders. The question has to be asked, who is David Yonggi Cho accountable to in his church? Is this why we are seeing scandals break out in Phil Pringle’s C3 Church Movement and Kong Hee’s CHC leadership? Who are Kong Hee and Phil Pringle accountable to?
The Global Post reports,
Pastor indicted for allegedly causing huge losses to church
SEOUL, June 9 (Yonhap) — A noted pastor has been indicted on charges of breach of duty and tax evasion, prosecutors said Saturday.
Cho Yong-gi, the founder and pastor emeritus of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, is suspected of causing 15.7 billion won (US$14 million) worth of losses to the church by instructing church officials to buy stocks privately owned by his eldest son Hee-jun at prices four times higher than market value in 2002, they said.
The pastor is also accused of evading 3.5 billion won in taxes in the process.
Prosecutors indicted the son and former chairman of the daily newspaper Kookmin Ilbo on embezzlement charges in December.
After investigating him, prosecutors said the pastor is an accomplice in the alleged crime.
Source: Yonhap News Agency, Global Post, http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130609/pastor-indicted-allegedly-causing-huge-losses-church, 09/06/2013. (Accessed 10/06/2013.)