Posted by: rbbadger | July 21, 2009

Huge Assemblies of God church

Yoido, an island in the middle of the Han river, is at the heart of Korea’s financial sector and government.  The Korean stock exchanges, the KOSPI and the KOSDAQ are there, too. 

It is also home to the single largest Assemblies of God church in the world, namely the Yoido Full Gospel Church.  Under the leadership of Pastor David Yonggi Cho, it counts some 800,000 members throughout the country.  The building itself is utterly massive.

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They also have branch churches throughout the country.  I pass one of them every day on my way to work.  It shares its space with a raw fish restaurant and an engineering firm.

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