City Harvest Church (Chinese: 城市丰收教会) or CHC is a non-denominational megachurch in Singapore with an average of 15,000 attendees between June to September 2010.
Founded in 1989 by Kong Hee, the church officially bases its values on Charismatic and Pentecostal teachings, with emphases on such "doctrines" as "the Great Commandment", "the Great Commission" and "the Cultural Mandate".
City Harvest Church is a member of several interchurch organisations, including the National Council of Churches of Singapore, Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore, and Festival of Praise Fellowship. Services are held at its church building in Jurong West and the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. CHC has affiliate churches in the region, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and Australia.
In June 2012, Kong Hee and four other church members were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit criminal breach of trust for misusing over SGD$50 million of church money, much of it to finance the music career of his wife Sun Ho.
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... honorary and volunteer senior pastor of City Harvest Church in Singapore ... City Harvest Church has an average of 23,256 attendees as of December 2010 ... It also has 47 affiliate "Harvest" churches ...
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... of the Singapore Police announced that 17 individuals linked to the City Harvest Church, including church founder Pastor Kong Hee and his deputy, Pastor ... The authorities said that regular church activities and services for the congregation need not be disrupted during ongoing investigations, which is ... The investigation followed requests by church members for the COC to review the church's constitution, which denied ordinary members the chance to attend ...
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