Renowned South Korean pastor, Dr. David Yonggi Cho also known as Paul Yungi Cho has passed away at the age of 85. Yungi Cho was reported to have died in the early hours of September 14, 2021.

Dr. David Yonggi Cho

As of the time of publishing this report, the cause of his death is unknown as no official statement has been released by family or church leadership. Cho is perceived to have a simple lifestyle and spends much of his resources on social welfare.

Founder and senior pastor of City Harvest Church, Kong Hee confirmed the passing of Dr. David Yonggi Cho through a post he made on his official Facebook page on Tuesday.

The post read: “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.”

Reacting to Cho’s death, Nigerian televangelist, Apostle Johnson Suleman took to his official Twitter page on Tuesday to pen down his heart-tribute to the late gospel preacher describing him as someone who “affected my life in the prayer dimension”.

Read excerpts below:

In the early 90s, you affected my life in the prayer dimension..
You made Korea a nation for spiritual pilgrimage..
You affected ministers of God in no small measure.
A general sleeps..
Good night Dr. youngi-cho
Rest in peace..

Nigerian Christians on Apostle Suleman’s timeline also expressed their sadness with the demise of the Asian pastor.