New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
World >

Cho and his family accused of stealing megachurch funds

By Peter McGill

THE claim of the Yoido Full Gospel Church to have the world's largest congregation has long attracted attention, but now it is in the spotlight for different reasons. The former leader of the South Korean Pentecostal church, which can seat 26,000 in its main auditorium in Seoul, and counts more than one million members worldwide, has been accused by church elders of misappropriating church funds.

Its co-founder and former chief pastor, David Yonggi Cho, is on trial for allegedly ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Team Rector

North West

The Loughrigg Team Partnership Team Rector for the parishes of Ambleside, Brathay and Langdale The Loughrigg Team is situated in and around the small town of Ambleside in the South Lakes area of ...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Does the funeral profession need tighter regulation?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

Tue 13 Oct 15 @ 0:51
A bitter dispute over homosexuality could tear apart a small Georgian Church

Mon 12 Oct 15 @ 18:50
Have you liked the @ChurchTimes Facebook page yet?