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Kong Hee, the Church Builder
God has called me to raise up a new generation of disciples of Christ, who will take the gospel throughout Asia.-Kong Hee, 1989
received Jesus Christ as his
personal Savior and Lord in 1975.
attended a small neighborhood Anglican church for the next 13 years.
Upon graduation with a computer science degree from the National University of Singapore, and after a short stint working in the Anglican church, Kong was planning to be a lifelong missionary in the Philippines.
It was during that time when he
felt the call of God to start a church in the downtown area of Singapore.
On May 7, 1989, City Harvest Church
was founded with a handful of 20 young people.
In the month of December 2009, it had an average of 28,134 attendees and has a total database name list of 32,731.
The church Kong
has built is unique in Asia for the following reasons:
More than just building healthy, growing churches, Kong
is involved in building the body of Christ at large, particularly in Asia.
sits on the board of Church Growth International
, an organization founded by Rev. Dr. Yonggi Cho of Yoido Full Gospel Church, that emphasizes on prayer, evangelism and church growth.
He is on the board of reference for Transform World, Indonesia.
is also the honorary executive director of the Festival of Praise
, the Humanitarian
We must find a need and meet it, find a hurt and heal it.-Kong Hee, 1995
In 1995, Kong
felt the call of God to build a "Church Without Walls," a movement to take the love and compassion of Christ beyond the four walls of his
congregation to touch the poor, needy, broken and wounded in practical ways.
Since then, Kong's personal ethos in life and ministry is to "find a need and meet it, find a hurt and heal it."
In 1997, City Harvest Community Services Association
was founded by Kong
wife (Sun Ho) to reach out to the less fortunate and maginalized, regardless of race, language or religion.
CHCSA touches 17,000 lives in Singapore annually, while building and running more than 20 secular schools, medical centers, rehabilitation centers and orphanages in the slums of East Asia.
, the Conference Speaker
God plunges us fully into society to influence the marketplace of business, education, government, arts and media.
We must engage culture to be salt and light.-Kong Hee, 2006
As a recognized personality in the international speaking circuit, Kong
receives hundreds of invitations each year to lecture in universities, business corporations, churches and conferences around the globe.
To date, more than one million have attended his
seminars in person, while countless others in Asia have heard him through his
weekly half-hour television broadcast, "Harvest Time."
has personally spoken in the following countries: Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United States of America and Vietnam.
Kong Hee, the Businessman
The Scripture says do business till He
I have always held an interest for business, maybe it is the Chinese-Indonesian blood in me.-Kong Hee, 2006
wife are co-owners of three fashion boutiques.
They are all located along Singapore's premier shopping belt.
As a business owner, Kong took himself off the CHC payroll from 2005.
wife is a professional singer with her
own career focuses.
wife serve the church and community as volunteers, just like any other lay members of non-profit organizations.