Unwilling to surrender the keys of leadership, Sun Ho is officially ordained as the senior pastor of City Harvest Church in Singapore after her husband Kong Hee has been officially convicted for fundS misappropriation. Earlier in the month, the senior pastor of Singapore's mega church, together with 5 others have been charged for three counts of criminal breach of trust.
Kong, who is also the founder of the mega church, was suspended from his duties at the church after the verdict was announced. He is currently waiting the prosecution's written submissions to court, which will take place on 6 Nov. His lawyer will respond with a mitigation plea on 20 November. Sentencing is expected to take place either on the same day or at a later date.
Despite curbing Kong's leadership prowess, his wife Sun Ho, a singer who has had worked with Wyclef Jean, is now the ordained pastor.Ho was being ordained by Dr Michael Scales from New York's Christian College (NYACK), as well as her husband Kong, who was one of the six church leaders declared guilty for misappropriating church funds to finance Ho's singing career.
During the ordination, Ho was seen kneeling on the stage, in front of thousands of congregants, with several others standing behind her.
Kong held her head while praying, before handing her his Bible.
"I pray when she speaks, fire will come out of her belly," he said.
In the caption, Kong asked the congregants to pray for the church's next generation of leaders, saying "Please continue to pray for Sun & our new generation leadership team, as they work together for CHC 2.0!"
As a pastor, Ho will be responsible for leading City Harvest Church, and providing counsel and advice to its congregants.