World’s acclaimed Christian leader and Cofounder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God) in South Korea, Pastor David Yonggi Cho has died at the age of 85.
Cho died on Tuesday morning after battling complications from a stroke.
The development was confirmed to newsmen by a Nigerian cleric, Prophet Joshua Iginla via a post on his verified personal social media, Facebook page on Tuesday.
In the post seen by Daily Ripples, Iginla referred to Younggi Cho as his spiritual father, an icon and a trailblazer in the Christendom.
“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 someday 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.” he wrote.