Ex-CHC member: I donated more than $10,000 to the church in last five years
Posted by temasektimes on June 27, 2012
Kong was accused of falsifying the church’s accounts and diverting at least $23 million dollars to advance the music career of his wife Ho Yeow San.
According to an email we received from a self-proclaimed former member of CHC ‘Martin’, the church was very aggressive in soliciting donations from the congregation.
“At the end of every sermon, a bag will be passed around for donations and Kong Hee would remind us that he did not want to hear ‘jingles’ (coins). This is on top of the monthly tithe which amounts of 10 percent of our pay.”
‘Martin’ added that he had to give $10 weekly for ‘services’ given out during the cell group sessions as well as seminars. He also pledged $5,000 for the church’s building funds and there were quite a number of them.
“Kong Hee was very charismatic and knew how to woo the congregation to contribute to the growth of the church. That’s why CHC was able to grow so quickly within a short period of time.”
Despite being charged for a criminal offence which may see him spend some time in jail, Kong Hee remains a popular figure among CHC members with many expressing their support for him.