Nigerian megachurch preacher dies after church program
Prophet T.B. Joshua, the founding father of The Synagogue Church of All International locations (SCOAN), passed on to the great beyond one week ahead of his 58th birthday, his church mentioned in a remark Sunday.”On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for the entirety — time to come back right here for prayer and time to go back house after the provider,” T.B. Joshua Ministries wrote in a Facebook post. “God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua house — correctly through divine will. His ultimate moments on earth had been spent within the provider of God. That is what he used to be born for, lived for and died for.”Joshua’s 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. SCOAN plays host to dozens of international guests, and local celebrities, who visit the worship center for prayers.Emmanuel TV, the broadcast arm of the church, airs in Africa on DSTV — a satellite service owned by South African firm MultiChoice. Joshua’s ministrations and humanitarian outreaches in different parts of the world are showcased on the popular video platform.Joshua was not without controversy. In recent weeks, his YouTube channel was deactivated after he posted videos claiming to ‘cure’ gay members of his congregation of their sexuality.In 2011, Joshua was listed by Forbes as the third-richest pastor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of between $10 – $15 million. SCOAN, however, denied the claims.In 2014, a building on SCOAN’s premises collapsed, killing more than 100 people — most of whom were foreigners from South Africa. Tributes have been pouring in following the passing of the famous preacher. A Nigerian social commentator, Japheth Omojuwa, has described Joshua’s death as “a large loss to Nigeria.””TB Joshua is a huge loss to Nigeria and the Ikotun finish of Lagos particularly. His church is without doubt one of the primary issues of vacationer points of interest to Nigeria and I will be able to’t start to believe the affect of his loss of life on companies, folks and the fewer privileged in that space. Might he Relaxation in Peace,” Omojuwa tweeted Sunday morning.