Apr 21, 2017 by Will Maule

Megachurch Pastor Jailed For Misappropriating $35 Million, Posts Apology

Singapore's City Harvest Church pastor Kong Hee is set to begin his three and a half year prison sentence for misappropriating $35 million in church funds. He reportedly ploughed much of the money into the pop star career of his wife and fellow pastor Sun Ho.

Kong has since apologized for his poor decision-making. "I have, in these past weeks since the release of the judgment, reflected deeply. I have come to terms with what is ahead and am at peace. I will therefore start serving my sentence on 21 April 2017. Over the last few weeks, I have tried to spend as much time as possible with my family, whom I will miss very dearly," that pastor wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

"To all I have disappointed, stumbled and hurt in my congregation, in the Body of Christ at large, and in the public, I am truly sorry. I have made unwise decisions in the past that have led me to where I am today. I am filled with grief and regret over my mistakes and I sincerely ask for your forgiveness," he added.

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