By Nurul Azliah Aripin | Yahoo Newsroom – Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Former Mandopop star Ho Yeow Sun, 43, is now officially a pastor at City Harvest Church.
Her 51-year-old husband Kong Hee, who is also the founder of City Harvest Church, posted a video of her ordination on 19 October, two days before he, along with five others connected to the church were guilty of criminal breach of trust.
The two-minute clip shows Ho being ordained by someone who appears to be 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.
Kong, who is also the founder of the mega church, was suspended from his duties at the church after he was charged for three counts of criminal breach of trust.
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.