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  I want to be healed.
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  I want to be a Christian.
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Yoido Full Gospel Church (YFGC) started in the form of a home worship service in the living room of Pastor Ja-Sil Choi in Daejo-dong on May 18, 1958. There were five participants: Dr. Cho, Pastor Choi and her three children. One day in late June, a month after the foundation of the church, a woman suffering for seven years from a stroke was healed. Because of this healing, the church grew rapidly. Even shamans, fortunetellers, and street hooligans came to the tent church to seek a new life. When the membership of the church reached 800, God allowed the completion of Full Gospel Revival Center at Seodaemun in November 1961. Dr. Cho, having received pastoral ordination, changed the name of the church to Full Gospel Central Church in 1962.

As the membership kept growing and reached 3,000 by 1964, four services were held on Sundays. With the membership reaching 8,000 in 1968, the church decided to build a new church. On August 19, 1973, Yoido Church was completed and the first worship service was held. The membership, which had increased to 100,000 by October 1979 doubling in two years, grew to become the largest church in the world. World-known press including The New York Times began to notice the growth of YFGC. The membership increased to 400,000 by 1984. By then the church was renamed Yoido Full Gospel Church and the membership rose to 700,000 by 1992, about the time when Dr. Cho was elected chairman of the executive committee of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship.

YFGC, continuing its steady growth, claims to be a sharing church and carries out various social services including providing medical care for children with heart disease, providing assistance through Elim Welfare Town, through blood donation drives and through clothing donations. In addition, Dr. Cho, with a vision for world missions, founded the World Missions Department at YFGC and supports world evangelism through missions on each continent. He also founded the David Cho Evangelistic Mission, DCEM, on March 28, 2000 in order to more systematically and more effectively carry out the overseas and national crusades that he began leading 30 years ago. DCEM will plan and process Dr. Cho's national and overseas crusades, increasing his evangelistic ministry.

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Tent Church (1958-1960)
Seodaemun Church (1961-1972)
Yoido Full Gospel Church (1973-Present)

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1 Chronicles  16:29


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