Elder Li Yingqiang from Early Rain Covenant Church in Sichuan province has been released on bail and sent to his home town in Hubei province.
Officials raided two meeting locations of Huoshi (Living Stone) Church, Guizhou province, on 4 August and 31 July and confiscated property and interrogated two pastors.
Many house churches are closed down in the coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian Province, including Xunsiding Church.
On 2 July, the Pu’er Intermediate People’s Court in China’s Yunan province issued a notice stating that Pastor John Cao’s appeal hearing has been scheduled for 22 August 2019.
Thirty years ago, the Chinese army crushed a pro-democracy demonstration in Tiananmen Square, following which the government began to crack down on the growing church.
On Saturday 23 March, more than twenty officials raided a Bible class at Shouwang Church, one of the largest unregistered churches in Beijing, detaining members, confiscating property and banning the church for refusing to register.
Many members of Early Rain Covenant Church are facing daily persecution ranging from home eviction, unfair dismissal to police surveillance as well as separation from family for extended periods.
Early Rain Covenant Church has been experiencing intense persecution and has published a diary of recent incidents.
Over five weeks after the coordinated raids on Early Rain Convenant Church members in Chengdu, several leaders including Pastor Wang Yi and his wife Jiang Rong are still in prison.
Over 60 arrested as crackdown on Early Rain Church continues and
Rongguili Church also shut down