NOTE: This is an old article that was written this year in March. Certain contents of this article are important in light of the alleged City Harvest Church scandal. We are aware that some news articles have mentioned Pringle and Bernard overseeing CHC while Kong Hee is involved with court proceedings. We will be examining these articles soon.
City Harvest Church says about Phil Pringle (emphasis mine),
Rev. Dr. Phil Pringle is the founder and senior minister of Christian City Church, Oxford Falls, incorporating a top-grade academic school, five Bible colleges, a television ministry, a publishing house, the renowned School of Creative Arts, and a Christian record company.
Ps. Phil is also the president of Christian City Church International, a movement of 150 churches with an active membership of 100,000, spreading throughout the Asia Pacific region, Europe and North America. His vision is to build a new generation of contemporary churches that are relevant to the world, bringing salvation to the lost and making true disciples of Christ.
Ps. Phil has a Doctor of Philosophy in biblical studies. In 2000, he was awarded the Order of Australia medal by the Australian Government for his services to the community. He has authored many best-selling books on leadership, the Holy Spirit and faith. He is also an accomplished songwriter and artist. Ps. Phil is a board member of Church Growth International, an organization founded by Dr. Yonggi Cho, dedicated to teaching the principles of evangelism and church growth to pastors all over the world.
He sits on the Advisory Committee of City Harvest Church, Singapore, as the advisory pastor.” - City Harvest Church, Up-coming Guest Speakers, http://www.chc.org.sg/eng/church/events_highlights_phil_pringle_111126-27.php. (Accessed 27/03/2012.)
We’ve already looked into Phil Pringle’s colleges. He doesn’t run 5 bible Colleges. He runs two: the School of Creative Arts (aka SCA and Creative Stream); the School of Ministry (aka SOM and Leadership Stream). Any information regarding the other elusive three colleges, we would love to know about.
We’ve already covered the problems with Pringle’s doctorate in biblical studies.
Not mention that Kong Hee ALSO got his false doctorate from the same diploma mill as Phil Pringle.
It is concerning that CHC promotes Pringle’s “best-selling books on leadership, the Holy Spirit and faith”. Pringle’s book on Faith does not teach on the Christian faith at all but has more similarities to the New Age or New Thought teachings of faith.
Finally – CHC informs us that “Ps. Phil is a board member of Church Growth International, an organization founded by Dr. Yonggi Cho, dedicated to teaching the principles of evangelism and church growth to pastors all over the world”.
Principles of evangelism and church growth? For a man that can’t even preach a biblical gospel, how can Phil Pringle even know how to teach on ‘principles of evangelism and church growth’? The fact Pringle is often associated to the influences and organisations of Yonngi Cho is also concerning.
Rick Ross records that Church Growth International is,
“an ecumenical group of pastors dedicated to spreading his theology and church growth methods around the world.” (Source: http://www.rickross.com/reference/yoidoyonggi/yoido7.html)
FINALLY, CHC tells us that Phil Pringle “sits on the Advisory Committee of City Harvest Church, Singapore, as the advisory pastor”.
This piece of information is important as we shall soon see.