South Korean Christian groups
The movement’s founder was sentenced to a 10-year prison term. His followers maintained he was innocent, and kept the group alive and growing.
During their founder’s detention, members were sustained by their firm belief in his messianic role.
The movement managed to continue and grow notwithstanding the detention of its founder. One of the reasons was his unconventional theology.
While vilified by the media, President Jung’s group expanded in Korea and internationally.