Despite Scandal, Sun Ho of City Harvest Church Tops Charts with New Album
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Jun 15
Sun Ho, the wife of City Harvest Church Pastor Kong Hee, has released a new album of worship songs, and despite the church’s recent scandal, the album has topped the charts in Singapore.
Kong, along with five other leaders of City Harvest Church, was sentenced to eight years in prison for allegedly using church funds to advance his wife’s career and to increase her music platform in the U.S.
Kong and the other church leaders maintain their innocence and say they will appeal the court’s ruling.
The Christian Post reports that Sun was also ordained as a pastor of City Harvest Church back in October. She co-founded the Singapore church with her husband in 1989.
On her Facebook page, Sun wrote about the process of recording songs for the album: "Every time I find myself at the end of my rope, when I feel the most frail and empty with nothing left to give, I always find the hands of God drawing me nearer to Him ... Deeper into His embrace."
"Recording four tracks for this album has been an amazing journey for me. When I step into the studio, I set aside the cares and burdens that I face daily, and I find myself just worshiping. And I know I was not alone in the recording booth. The Holy Spirit has always been present with me,” she added.
The album’s success is thought to be due at least in part to Kong’s promotion of it on his Facebook page.
"I have heard a few of the songs sung by my wife Sun, and they are just amazing and so anointed. You will be greatly blessed and DRAWN into the presence of God. You must get a copy of the album. We are only producing a limited quantity, so make sure you place your orders today," he wrote.
Sun continues to fully support her husband and City Harvest Church as they undergo the court proceedings.
Publication date: June 15, 2016