City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee (above, with his wife Ho Yeow Sun), 47, will continue preaching at the church despite facing three charges of criminal breach of trust as an agent.
And so will his deputy pastor, Tan Ye Peng, 39, who faces 10 charges.
Last night, the church’s executive pastor Aries Zulkarnain said this in a statement to the press. He also said that the church is standing by its five members who were charged on Wednesday.
They face several counts over the misuse of funds with the purported intention to finance Ms Ho Yeow Sun’s secular music career to connect with people.
Ms Ho, 42, who goes by the stage name Sun Ho, is Kong’s wife.
The court was told that $24 million was allegedly siphoned off in alleged sham bond investments and another $26.6 million was then used to allegedly cover the first sum.
After news broke about the case, there have been mixed reactions online, including from church members.