Sun Ho is the wife of Kong Hee, and together, they founded City Harvest Church, a thriving, contemporary congregation with Bible schools and affiliate churches that extend all throughout Asia, Australia and the US.
Born Ho Yeow Sun into a middle-income family, Sun was a jovial and carefree child for most of her growing up years. Things changed however when a period of abuse in her childhood threatened to tear away the smile from her face forever. Those were dark days and she sank deep into the pit of severe depression and guilt. Her concerned friends introduced her to Christ, and it was His unfailing love and saving grace that lifted her from the abyss of hopelessness.
As she accepted Jesus into her life as Savior and Lord at the tender age of 16, she purposed in her heart to carry forward the blessing she received—to also be a picture of God’s love for others in need.
In 1996, Kong and Sun received the revelation from God to build a Church Without Walls, where members actively engage the local community—to find a need and meet it, to find a hurt and heal it. With that, Sun founded City Harvest Community Services Association (CHCSA), a source of practical love and support to underprivileged children, at-risk youths, the elderly, the intellectually-challenged, the hearing-impaired and the terminally-ill.
In 2002, Kong began preaching on the Cultural Mandate—the engaging of contemporary culture with relevance, to creatively serve society with authenticity as successful, model citizens for the glory of God. With the blessing of the church and its Board, Sun was commissioned to helm the Crossover project, using pop music to reach out to the masses.
She has worked with producers and songwriters as illustrious as Wyclef Jean, David Foster and Diane Warren, becoming the first Asian artist to have a #1 hit on the American Billboard Dance Chart (and following it up with 4 more #1 hits). She also had the honor of performing the Olympic Anthem at a ceremony in the Forbidden City leading up to the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games.
Through over 100 concerts, Sun performed live to more than 500,000 people all throughout Asia, Australia, Sweden and the US. Moved by the testimony of her early struggles with depression, close to 140,000 in Asia gave their hearts to Jesus.
Additionally, Sun’s foray into the pop arena has enabled her to reach the less fortunate communities of Indonesia, Sri Lanka and even China, using the royalties from her albums to build rehabilitation centers, schools and more. Her humanitarian efforts have also supplied relief aid to the Aceh tsunami crisis, Sichuan earthquake and Haiti earthquake. Her outreach extends even to Honduras in Central America, providing assistance to babies suffering from hydrocephalus.
In 2003, Sun was named The Outstanding Young Person of the World for her humanitarian efforts.
In 2004, in recognition of her contributions to the educational welfare of underprivileged children through the building and betterment of schools and educational facilities in China, Sun was named the “Ambassador of Love” for the Children and Youth Foundation of China.
Since 2010, Sun has been based in Singapore, tending to the church as it journeys through its most difficult period. Recently ordained in 2015 during City Harvest’s 26th Anniversary celebrations, Sun is now working tirelessly with the church’s Board, executive pastors and staff, looking into every aspect of church life and organization at CHC in order to ensure the continued wellbeing of the congregation.