Pastor David Yonggi Cho, a cofounder of South Korea’s Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God), has died.
After fighting complications from a stroke, the famed gospel minister died on Tuesday morning at the age of 85.
Pastor Yonggi Cho possessed the world’s highest church auditorium prior to the opening of Glory Dome in Abuja, which is owned by the Dunamis Church International Gospel Centre.
Younggi Cho, who was regarded as God’s General, was referred to as Prophet Joshua Iginla’s spiritual father in a post on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday, confirming his death.
Iginla, who expressed his sorrow over the death, called the departed a “generational figure, trailblazer, pathfinder, and a man clothed in God’s immortality.”
The post reads, “Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity for your warm embrace as a true father who gave me wings to fly limitlessly.
“A South Korean yet spiritually available to father me regardless of tribe, distance and country. Your wisdom, teaching and instructions will abide with me forever.
“One may think with the millions of congregation under your care you may not be available for mentorship but that was never the case with you Dear Father, you could identify the few chosen among the thousands that were called and you mentored through every available means. Oh father my heart bleeds but I know some day we will meet and not part again at the feet of our Heavenly Father.
“In the channels of Divinity, mankind is a creature of Divine appointment (Job 7:1). Yet, men wrapped in the immortality of God don’t die, they only transit to another realm of GLORY. On this day, my spiritual father, a generational icon, trailblazer, pathfinder and a man wrapped in the immortality of God, in the person of PASTOR PAUL YONGI CHO has answered to his GLORIOUS HOME CALL.
“I will forever miss you Daddy, the world can never recover from the supernatural handwritings of your Divine impact and impartation. Myself and the entire family of CHAMPIONS ROYAL ASSEMBLY celebrate your life well lived to the Glory of God.
“You have fought a good fight and will forever be in my heart. REST IN PEACE DAVID YOUNGGI CHO”.