David Yonggi Cho

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David Yonggi Cho (14 February 1936 – 14 September 2021) was a South Korean Christian minister. He was a co-founder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God). It was the world's largest congregation with 830,000 members in 2007.[1] He was born in Ulju County, South Korea. In 2014, Cho was convicted of embezzling $12 million USD in church funds.[2]

Cho died on 14 September 2021 at the age of 85 from problems caused by a stroke.[3]

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  1. "O come all ye faithful". Special Report on Religion and Public Life. The Economist.
  2. Moon, Ruth (24 February 2014). "Founder of World's Largest Megachurch Convicted of Embezzling $12 Million". Christianity Today.
  3. "SOSOK Pendeta Paul Yonggi Cho, Simbol Pertumbuhan Kristen Pasca-perang Korea, Dahulu Penganut Buddha" (in Indonesian). Tribun Manado. Retrieved 14 September 2021.