Pastor David Yonggi Cho, the overseer of Yoido Gospel Church in South Korea, passed on to glory on Tuesday morning at the age of 85.
Prior to his departure Pastor Yonggi Cho ‘ church houses the largest congregation in the world.
Following his death, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God took to his social media page to pay tribute to the man of God.
In his tribute, Pastor Adeboye shared a story of his encounter with Pastor David Yonggi Cho.
Several years ago, I visited South Korea because I heard of a man who had the largest Church in the world, he had a congregation of half a million people, by the time I visited him, he had an auditorium that could take approximately fifty thousand people, he was having seven services on Sundays. I heard him say in the service that we attended telling the members who came one Sunday to please not come back next Sunday so that those who couldn’t come last Sunday can come next Sunday.
I said God, so you can do this?
Some years ago, I returned to South Korea, I had a meeting with the same man. The first time I was there, people like me could not come near the office but this time around, I went to his office at his invitation, when we met he said I have heard of you, will you please pray for me?
Till we meet again on the resurrection morning, Rest in God’s presence Pastor Dr. David Yonggi
David Yonggi Cho born 14, February 1936 was a South Korean Pastor, he was a co-founder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God), the world’s largest congregation.