A South Korean Christian minister and the Founder of Yoido Full Gospel Church, Pastor David Paul Yonggi Cho, has passed away after a battle with brain hemorrhage at 85. Pastor Yonggi-Cho was born on February 14, 1936, in Ulsan, South Korea. He reportedly has been battling with the health condition since July 16, 2020.
He was an alumni of Hansei University, Kookmin University. He was pronounced dead by his beloved wife, Kim Sung Hae, his children, Cho Hee-jun, a South Korean journalist, Cho Min-je, and Cho Seung-je at 7:13 am.
Sharing on Pastor David Paul Yonggi Cho’s transition, Founder and Senior Pastor of City Harvest Church, Kong Hee said on a Facebook post:
”AT 7:13 AM 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.”
“Dr. David Yonggi Cho (1936-2021), went home to the presence of our Lord Jesus this morning.”
When I first encountered the love of God and the ‘secret place’, I purchased “Prayer the Key to Revival” by Dr. Cho, which changed the trajectory of my life. I still have that book, (now out of print) & often go back to it…
Upon meeting Dr. Cho I was humbled by his kindness and sweet spirit, in awe of his quiet strength and internal joy… but stirred in my spirit and encouraged by the value he placed on prayer.
I’m so grateful to you Dr. Cho, thank you.
“One of my great heroes of the faith has gone on to his reward! I had the privilege of being with him on several occasions! Great multitudes will be in heaven because of his obedience to the Holy Spirit and prayers! I was in South Korea at his church twice and was overwhelmed by what I saw and experienced. I prayed on Prayer Mountain where there was the greatest open heaven I have ever encountered. Thank You Jesus for David Yonggi Cho!
A GENERAL GOES HOME
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Rev. Dr. Yonggi Cho. He passed on September 14, 7:13 am. He was 85 years old.
Dr. Cho’s funeral will be held on September 18, by 8 am Korean Standard Time, and led by Rev. Billy Kim of the Far East Broadcasting Company. His body will be buried in the Osanri Jasil Choi Fasting Prayer Mountain.
Dr. Cho had suffered a brain hemorrhage on July 16, 2020, and had been hospitalized ever since.
His family members include the late Dr. Sunghae Kim and their children Hee-Jun, Min-Je (President of Kookmin Ilbo Daily Newspaper), and Seung-Jae (Board Member of Hansei University).
Please keep Dr. Cho’s family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.”