Megachurch in China destroyed and pastors, Geng Yimin and Sun Yongyao detained! [#ChinaMegachurch #ChinaPersecution #ChristianPersecution]
[October 19, 2019]
Authorities destroyed a church in China and detained its pastors over the weekend.
No legal papers ordering the church’s demolition were provided, but the officials tore it down on Friday, October 18, 2019.
It could seat more than 3,000 people and was part of the officially-recognized church network of the country.
It was mid-worship service when the destruction took place.
Officials detained the church’s pastors, Geng Yimin and Sun Yongyao, on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order.”
“This is yet another clear example showing the escalation of religious persecution today by the Chinese Communist regime. The total disregard of religious freedom’s protection as enshrined in the Communist Party’s own Constitution tells the whole world President Xi is determined to continue his war against the peaceful Christian faithful. This campaign will surely fail in the end.”
– ChinaAid President Bob Fu
Megachurch demolished, pastors detained!