Pastor Gong Shengliang


Family Situation

Pastor Gong is married, with three older children: two daughters and a son.

Using a heretical organization to undermine the implementation of the law

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Founder and Pastor of the “Huanan Church” (South China Church, SCC), Gong Shengliang was arrested along with sixteen other South China Church leaders in April of 2001. His original death sentence was reduced to life in prison. He was convicted of “using a heretical organization to undermine the implementation of the law”. This church has been banned by authorities. The SCC is a relatively small house church group, with 100,000 members, yet 1,500 have been arrested as the government attempts to eradicate this illegal group.
Pastor Gong was beaten severely while in prison and is now under 24/7 observation by two guards. His family may visit him once a month.
In 2022 it was reported that Pastor Gong Shengliang was the only remaining South China Church leader still in prison. Pastor Gong has one more year to serve, and is due for release in April 2024.

Prison Address:

Gong Shengliang
Section 4, Te Yi Hao, HongShan Prison,
Miaoshan Development Zone, Jiangxia District,
Wuhan City, Hubei Province

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