K-pop band Super Junior's Christian members not ashamed to share their faith

The nine Christian members of South Korean boy band Super Junior are not ashamed to share their faith through their concerts and interviews.

(REUTERS / Pichi Chuang)South Korea band Super Junior arrive at the red carpet of the 20th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei June 27, 2009.

Super Junior member Kyuhyun Cho, who survived a 2007 car accident which almost cost him his vocal chords, is thankful that God has given him another chance to continue his singing career. Some of his band members were with him when the car crash happened, God Reports details.

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"I am thankful to God for giving me a second chance to live. I hope to spread the glory of God through singing, and with this target in mind, I work hard to continue living," said Cho, who only had a 20 percent chance of survival back then. "And to God who knows everything about me, I hope to be able to keep receiving his endless love."

Choi Siwon, another member of the 13-man K-pop band, regularly shares Bible verses and prayers through Twitter. He notably sang Christian band Casting Crown's "Who Am I" during a concert in 2010 and revealed that Jesus is his hero and that he brings his Bible with him when he travels to other countries.

"In the future, I would like to become a missionary," Siwon told CNN in an interview. "I'd like to go to countries where I have received much love as a musician and personally return all of that love."

Super Junior has been one of the best-selling K-pop groups in the last four years. The South Korean boy band, whose members are mostly Christians, bagged 13 awards from the Mnet Asian Music Awards and one "Best Asian Act" nomination in the MTV Europe Music Awards.

The K-pop artists' home country, South Korea, has no majority religious group and Christians make up only 29 percent of the population. Most of the believers in the country belong to Protestant denominations, Pew Research notes.

In 1900, Christians only comprised 1 percent of South Korea's population. Church and missionary activities helped the Christian community grow in the last century. Now, South Korea is home to the world's largest Pentecostal church, the Yoido Full Gospel Church located in Seoul.

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