Straits Times 26 Oct 2014

SINGAPORE PASTOR JOSEPH PRINCE GOES WORLDWIDE

Last week, the New Creation Church rubbished claims by United States-based entertainment website Richest Lifestyle that its founding member and senior pastor Joseph Prince drew a salary of $550,000 a year and had a net worth of US$5 million (S$6.4 million). However, there is no denying the extent of Mr Prince's reach. The 51-year-old hosts a religious television show which, it is claimed, can be seen in more than 200 countries, and has been aired daily on several major American television networks such as ABC Family and Daystar Television.

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CAUGHT IN SPIRAL OF CARD CREDIT

While his colleagues were grabbing drinks together after hours, Mr Lim would find an excuse to plod on home. It was 2010 and the accountant had no money to spare for leisure. He had racked up gambling debts of $96,948 in just six months. An addiction to baccarat and Texas hold'em poker had Mr Lim hopping from credit card to credit card maxing out his limits.

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