Apprising Ministries first covered Kong Hee, founder of the largest church in Singapore—City Harvest Church, in Rising Word Faith Pastor Kong Hee Arrested For Alleged Misuse Of Church Funds.

Hee is pastor of CHC along with his wife, pastrix Ho Yeow Sun, also known in the pop music world as Sun Ho. Today Christian Post Reporter Katherine Weber tells us:

The well-followed court case of Singaporean pastor Kong Hee, who is being accused of misusing $18 million in funds from his City Harvest Church, has been adjourned until Oct. 4 and it has been reported that the megachurch pastor plans to plead not guilty to the charges.

Additionally, news outlets report that all six of the church’s senior leaders who are being charged in the case are likely to plead not guilty, their lawyers determined in a pre-trial, closed door meeting on Thursday.

“I do maintain my integrity, and will rigorously defend that integrity against these charges,” Kong, 47, said July 25, according to Singaporean newswire Today Online.

“Sun [Kong’s wife] and I would like to take this opportunity to thank God for all the people who have blessed us with their love, kindness and prayers during this challenging period of time. We have been tremendously humbled by the support and encouragement from the public, family and friends. We especially thank all those from City Harvest Church and the Christian community at large. They have been a constant source of strength,” the pastor added.

Those facing charges, which include “criminal breach of trust” and falsifying accounts, include Kong Hee, Pastor Tan Ye Peng, John Lam, Chew Eng Han, Sharon Tanon, and Serina Wee. (source)

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