Gospel for Asia may be probed by UK Charity Commission following financial mismanagement claims

Gospel for Asia founder KP Yohannan.

The Charity Commission has said it is assessing information it has received about the UK arm of Christian charity Gospel for Asia.

The US-based charity founded by KP Yohannan has been hit by a string of revelations about its treatment of staff and volunteers and unanswered questions over its financial accounting.

Its membership of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability was revoked after an ECFA investigation found numerous breaches of its code of conduct.

Blogger Warren Throckmorton has claimed that $128 million in donor funds are unaccounted for at its US branch.

A spokesman for the Charity Commission told Civil Society News it was assessing whether to look into the charity.

"The Charity Commission is assessing the information provided to see what role there is for the Commission", the spokesman said.

Two of GFA's four UK trustees are KP Yohannan and his son Daniel Punnose; the others are Paul Thompson and Rev Paul Blackham.  

GFA has previously issued an apology for the "pain and confusion we have caused" and sought to explain its position. However, Throckmorton has said its explanations are partial and unsatisfactory.