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Choi, Jashil
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Jashil Choi (1915–1989) was a prominent women in Korean Pentecostalism and Korean Christianity. She was the mother-in-law of Yonggi Cho and had a profound effect on the growth of Yoido Full Gospel Church (YFGC). She was born in Haeju City of Hwang-hae province in North Korea during the Japanese occupation. Her father passed away when she was a child. At the age of twelve, Choi attended a tent crusade led by Sung-Bong Lee with her mother. She heard about the gospel for the first time but did not convert to Christianity. She entered a nursing school to become a nurse because durin…

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Lee, Sang Yun, “Choi, Jashil”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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