The leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as T. B. Joshua, is dead
SCOAN is a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
The Prophet who would have turned 58 on June 12, was said to have died on Saturday evening after concluding a programme at his church
The church in a statement on Sunday morning confirmed his demise.
In a message on its verified Facebook page titled “PROPHET TB JOSHUA – JUNE 12th 1963 to JUNE 5th 2021, the church said: “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7
“On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service.
“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.
“As Prophet TB Joshua says, “The greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it.
“Prophet TB Joshua leaves a legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom that is living for generations yet unborn.
“The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and Emmanuel TV Family appreciate your love, prayers and concern at this time and request a time of privacy for the family.
“Here are Prophet TB Joshua’s last words: ‘Watch and pray.’
“One life for Christ is all we have; one life for Christ is so dear.”
His close friends also confirmed his death.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chieftain said TB Joshua’s daughter confirmed the death to him, adding that he is in pain.
He wrote, ”The passing of my brother TB Joshua saddens me deeply. At 3.00 am this morning, I was told by one of his daughters that this was fake news & I tweeted as much.
”Sadly, I was misled. 5 minutes ago the same person called me & confirmed the story. @GazetteNGR was right & I am in pain.”
Also, Media Mogul, Dele Momodu tweeted, Good night my very dear friend and brother, Pastor Temitope, Balogun. Rest in Peace.”
According to Wikipedia, Joshua was known for his popularity across Africa and Latin America and his social media presence with 3, 599, 000 fans on Facebook while his YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers and was the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on the platform before it was suspended.