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Pastor spends $37 million of church funds on his wife’s unsuccessful music career

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photo credit: pastor kong hee Facebook page

A prosperity preacher used religion to fund his wife’s failing attempt at music. According to Reuters, Kong Hee was the co-founder of City Harvest Church in Singapore and served as the senior pastor.

The church is one of the largest religious institutions in the country and serves over 17,000 members. But Pastor Hee led his congregation astray. Instead of using donations gained by the church for good, Hee used the money to fund a disputing music venture.

Pastor Hee’s wife, Ho Yeow Sun, wanted to be Singapore’s Beyoncé, but she apparently didn’t posses enough talent to gain a respectable following. However, Pastor Hee believed in his wife’s abilities so much that he decided to steal from the church to help her as an artist.

Overall, Hee spent $37 million of church donations on his wife’s career. She released several lackluster albums and has a video where she dances seductively with Wyclef Jean. Members of her church community thought the video was too risqué for the first lady of the church.

But beyond Sun’s sexy dancing and awful music, her husband was committing an ultimate sin. After an investigation, it was discovered that Pastor Hee’s lavish lifestyle came by way of criminal activity. The church leader was arrested and charged with criminal breach and falsifying accounts.

It was also discovered that Hee was paying $20K per month for a condo in Los Angeles.

Hee was convicted and faces life in prison.

This sheds light on how some religious leaders continue to abuse their authority.




5 Comments

  1. Dee on October 27, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I knew that had to be a church out of the United States spending 37 million dollars….SMH

  2. ALM247 on October 27, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    How in the world did he take $37 million before someone noticed? Even in a church that large, there’s no way someone didn’t think something was up once one or two million went missing…..

    • Karsadaplata on October 28, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      The article is a little misleading and has a couple of facts wrong. It was initially SGD $24 million intended for a new church building that was “invested” in a production company, then another $26 million of church money channeled through the sham investment company to try and make it look profitable. They also tried to convince the court that they thought Sun Ho’s US album (that was never released) was a legitimate, profitable investment. Everyone in the church knew what the money was being spent on and apparently approved of it. Kong Hee and Sun Ho are rather charismatic. What was illegal was using building fund money to finance the production and marketing of her albums and concerts. By Singapore law that money can only be used for construction costs or be held in legitimate investments.

      What the article got right was the description of Sun Ho’s talent and her aspirations (gotta love the snark 🙂 ). After getting her husband to waste $20 million+ on her failed pop star ambitions, he and five other people are going to jail, while she’s now been named head pastor and executive director of the church.

  3. boogabutt on October 27, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    smh but yea shall tithe and bring all your monies to the house of the lawd….

  4. JootJoint on October 27, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    “Singapore’s Beyoncé”…..really?