Prophet TB Joshua has gone to be with the Father

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2021-06-06
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A Nigerian televangelist has died hours after presiding over a program at his Lagos-based megachurch on Saturday.

Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), passed away one week before his 58th birthday, 

"Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service.’’ 

Those were some of  Prophet Temitope  Balogun Joshua’s last memorable words, when he spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting on Saturday.

 T.B. Joshua Ministries wrote in a Facebook post. "God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home -- as it should be by divine will. 

His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for."

The Nigerian pastor, televangelist,  philanthropist, leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) passed on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the age of 57, cause of death was not stated. 

Since his rise to prominence in the late 1990s, the popular preacher was renowned for his philanthropy, prosperity teachings, and purported healings and miracles.

Popularly known as Prophet TB Joshua, he was one of the most controversial and “enigmatic’’ Nigerian pastors of our time, especially with his preaching style and records of miracle performances.

Joshua, who was born on June 12, 1963 in Ondo State, Nigeria, reportedly stayed 15 months in his mother’s womb before he was given birth to.

According to the SCOAN website, Joshua attended the St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School (Ikare-Akoko, Nigeria, 1971-1977).

He had only one year of secondary education before he left to work in a poultry farm.

While in school, he was known as  ‘small pastor’ because of his love for the scriptures and gift to predict things that would happen in his community; he was also said to have been the leader of ‘Scripture Union’ while in school.

He had taught children at evening classes and done some menial jobs before he had a revelation to set up a ministry while on a 40-day fast.

In 1987, TB Joshua founded the Synagogue, Church of All Nations under the bridge that links Ejigbo and Egbe in Lagos State with just few members.

The church later grew to have large number of members within and outside Nigeria, Africa and Latin America.

He later established the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos which has wide viewership especially as it is on cable TV.

Prophet TB Joshua was a known philanthropist and noted for helping the needy and sponsoring persons.

My People FC’, a football club he started in 2009,  was part of his efforts to help the youth and two members of the team, Sani Emmanuel and Ogenyi Onazi, played for Nigeria Golden Eaglets in the  2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Also, three players  of the club were  sponsored abroad to play professional football for Sweden.

Tributes have been pouring in following the passing of the famous preacher. 

Many has described his death as "a big loss to Nigeria."

"Prophet TB Joshua is a big loss to Nigeria and the Ikotun end of Lagos especially and the world in general".

His church is one of the major points of tourist attractions to Nigeria and I can't begin to imagine the impact of his death on businesses, people and the less privileged in that area.

According to The Synagogue Church, Prophet TB Joshua left legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s  Kingdom  of which will  continue to live on for generations yet unborn.

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