Kong Hee, Singapore Megachurch Pastor Arrested for Fraud, Visits Ed Young’s C3 2013

Kong Hee, megachurch pasor of City Harvest in Singapore, recently attended Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church’s C3 2013 Conference, although he’s currently facing charges of fleecing his congregants to fund his wife’s singing career.

Pastor Kong Hee (far right) and his wife pose for a photograph with Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Texas.

Pastor Kong Hee (far right) and his wife pose for a photograph with Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Texas. (Photo: Twitter/@konghee)

Pastor Hee and a few of his staff members were charged last year with conspiring to steal about $18 million (or $50 million depending on the source) from church members, and the senior pastor of City Harvest Church (Hee) was accused of using church funds to support his wife’s career.

While free and awaiting his trail, Pastor Hee has apparently gotten permission to travel overseas, which he has been doing. He stopped by this weekend at Texas Pastor Ed Young’s C3 conference, who posed for a photo with the Singaporean pastor and his singing wife.

Hee and the five other City Harvest Church staff members charged are expected to head back to court sometime in April. Hee has maintained his innocence and pleaded not guilty to charges.

With the charges he’s facing, should Pastor Kong Hee be keeping a low profile?

Pastor Kong Hee (far right) and his wife pose for a photograph with Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Texas.

Pastor Kong Hee (far right) and his wife pose for a photograph with Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Texas. (Photo: Twitter/@konghee)

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  • Pastor Baldwin Chan

    What people don’t understand is that Pastor Kong Hee loves God and is doing a lot for the Kingdom of God. City Harvest is all about saving the lost and helping the hurting. Should he lay low? Those reading the news have already made their judgments. Sadly, those making judgments have no clue as to the inner workings of the church itself. As one who spent five months at their School of Theology I can tell you without a shadow of doubt that City Harvest is populating heaven and making a big dent in hell. While no church is perfect, I can attest that City Harvest is a church that follows after God’s word wholeheartedly. Pastor Kong Hee should continue to do as God leads him because he has touched the lives of thousands. He’s not laying low because the charges against him are fraudulent. While there does exist leaders who have fallen in disgrace we cannot immediately assume that he and the others who are charged are guilty. However, Singaporean law is the very opposite. People are guilty until proven innocent. We all ought to pray for the church and ask God to help them in their time of need because we all know that sometimes persecution happens when we serve Jesus!

  • http://www.sbcmpk.weebly.com pastor john

    Greeting in the Name of Jesus Christ!

    Dear Brother and Sisters In Christ, Samoos Bible Care Ministries Pakistan (SBCMP) is a non profit, nondenominational Christian ministry working for the spread of the Gospel in Pakistan. We are working for this mission since the year 2004. In a period of only few years we have done an extensive work to send the gospel out in Pakistan. We live in a very backward and underdeveloped area of Punjab where people are illiterate, not only in the formal and non formal education, but as well as in the knowledge of the Word of God.

    To get the Gospel to the people who need it, we have Sunday prayers. Also, we organize open-air prayer meetings in the surrounding areas where no pastor or evangelists are going with the Gospel. This way we are reaching those people who have never heard the Bible before.

    Our vision is to reach the unreached millions of Pakistan through gospel crusades, evangelistic out-reaches, literature out-reach, mass media, native missionaries; and also through planting a dynamic church in every out-reached community – along with the least-evangelized areas of Pakistan that do not have a gospel witness.

    Out Activities are: Crusades, Healing Meetings, Revival Meetings, Leadership Seminars, Women Prayer Meeting, Widows Care, Orphans Care Sunday School, Outreach Evangelism, Free Bibles Distribution and helping natural disaster effected people etc.

    Here, I would like to explain some facts about Pakistan. Pakistan is the third largest Islamic nation in the world, with more than 150 million souls. 97.2 % of the population is Muslim. Christians make up just 2 % of the population; and these people suffer more than any other ethnic or religious group. Pakistan is in the very heart of the 10/40 Window – the geographic area where 95 % of the un-reached people of the world live. Between India and Afghanistan, Pakistan is a strategic nation. Since the September 11 attack, Pakistan has become the focus of the world. Pakistan is a country with different cultures, languages, people groups, economical backgrounds, etc. Pakistan has a desperate need for assistance in evangelism, Church planting, literature outreach, leadership training, and strengthening of the local Church. 97 % of the newly planted churches and new believers need a place to worship and fellowship. A shortage of Bibles, Gospel literature, faith-based books, leaders, and training material makes it difficult for Christians in Pakistan to grow in their faith and to sustain their relationship with Christ. More than half of Pakistan’s population has never heard about Jesus. Pakistan is an Islamic country, ruled by Islamic law. Christians of Pakistan make quite a sizable population, with more than 10 million souls. But they have to face religious discrimination, religious intolerance, oppression, social subjugation, and economic deprivation. Therefore, Christians are generally less privileged and backward. A growing body of believers continually struggles under government persecution; because it is officially illegal for Muslims to convert to Christianity. Since the country’s blasphemy law was created in 1991, an offended Muslim can accuse a Christian on almost any grounds. False and arbitrary accusations of speaking against the Quran or Muhammad are a common practice by Muslim fundamentalists. In the persecuted environment of Pakistan, 90% of the churches are not very well established. The majority of existing churches need buildings for fellowship, as they meet in open air. Native missionaries make great sacrifices for the sake of the Gospel. Many times, they go without food; and they travel hundreds of kilometers just to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ. In some parts of Pakistan, Muslim fundamentalists attack the missionaries, and they are forced to put off their work as well as their faith. Please keep them in your prayers as they seek to faithfully serve the Lord under great hardship.

    Islam may be the greatest challenge before the Church in this Century; but it may also represent the largest potential harvest. There are one and one-quarter billion Muslims in the world; nearly 25% of the world population. Most have never heard the Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus. Instead, they follow a religion based entirely on works and judgment. If we don’t bring the grace of God into that world, the hostilities of this decade will only grow and intensify. Politics will not resolve this issue; only the Church has the answer.

    This is harvest time, and the fields are truly white and ready for harvest. Let’s take the message of God’s saving and healing power to the ends of the earth, and bring in a mighty harvest of souls for God’s glory. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of millions for eternity.

    We would like to request that you take part in this greatest harvest of any Islamic nation. It will be a blessing for us to partner with you for His glory. Please pray for this Godly vision and join hands with us for national transformation, under the power of the Holy Spirit.

    So, my dear co-worker in Christ –so please join us with the hands together and lift up in your prayer to keep spread the word of God in Pakistan.

    May the blessings of the Lord Jesus Christ and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all, now and forever more!

    Your Fellow Worker in Pakistan.
    founder and president
    Pastor George John.

  • Peter Paul

    The world’s legal system is based on the principle of innocent until proven guilty. However, it seems that Christians operate on the principle of guilty until proven innocent. The church preaches acceptance and forgiveness but in reality, it eats its own. No wonder the world has problems with this form of Churchianity. Let he who has no sin cast the first stone.

  • http://N/A Laurence Charles Ringo

    I’m not really sure how to answer this question; it seems that nowadaiys these variou miniisters,pastors,and preachers act as though their sins are somehow overlook or shrugged of by Almighty God…Wrong!! Unfairly or not,those whom you presume to sheperd have every right to expect a high standard of integrity,ethics,and moral rectitude from you,and when trouble is looming on the horizon,you need to step back and deal with it,not spend your time flitting about smiling and taking pictures as though all is well!! Frankly,the church has too many wannabe”celebrity”pastors as is;what,are you looking applause and acclaim like the world bestows on its idols?? Seriously people,what is going on? The fact that these allegations even exist inre this individual and his wife is very troubling; they all need to lay low until their names are completely exonerated. But we’ll see; “nothing is hidden that shall not be revealed”!!!

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