Yoido Full Gospel Church is an evangelical church afilliated with the Assemblies of God on Yeouido in Seoul, South Korea. It is the largest Christian congregation in South Korea, and the world.
The congregation was founded by Pastor David Yonggi Cho. He says, “people don’t come to our church because I’m holy person, or because I am a spectacular Christian. No. They come because I supply their need. I meet their need through the word of God.”
Pastor Cho was a Buddhist until he rejected his religion when he was near death from tuberculosis. He says that’s when Jesus Christ appeared to him in the middle of the night and told him to preach the gospel. So he did. When the country was suffering in poverty and desperation after the Korean War, he preached the gospel of hope through prayer. Prayer was and continues to be at the core of the ministries at the church.