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Yoido Full Gospel Church, Korea
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Yoido Full Gospel Church (YFGC) is one of the world's largest Pentecostal congregations, located in Yŏŭido in Seoul, South Korea, which belongs to the Assemblies of God of Korea. As of 2020, the number of its registered members is estimated at about 560,000. The YFGC is a prime example of Korean Protestantism and global Christianity, and the evidence of de-secularization of contemporary society. After Yonggi Cho (b.1936) had founded it on the outskirts of Seoul on May 18, 1958 in the aftermath of the Korean War (1950–1953), the YFGC experienced rapid growth …

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Cho, Kyuhoon, “Yoido Full Gospel Church, Korea”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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