Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as Prophet TB Joshua, a senior gospel preacher, televangelist, and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) is dead.
The church confirmed the news of his death on Sunday morning, 6th June 2021on a social media post, some days before his birthday that was supposed to be on the 12th of June, 2021.
According to the post, 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. He spent his last moments on earth in the service of God. This was what he was born for, lived for and died for. ” The church testified.
“As Prophet TB Joshua will always say, “The greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it”.
Prophet TB Joshua left a legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom that will continue to live on for generations yet unborn.”
The church also added that Prophet TB Joshua last words were: “Watch and pray.”
They also thanked the Synagogue Church Of All Nations and Emmanuel TV Family for their love, prayers and concerns during this time and requested that the people should give the family time and privacy to grief.
Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, and personal friend of T.B Joshua also confirmed the news of his death, after his doubts, stating that the sad news came as a huge shock.
“The passing of my brother TB Joshua sadden me deeply. For around 3.00am this morning, one of his daughters called and told me the news was fake and I posted on social media to let people know that it’s not true, sadly she misled me. As 5 minutes later, she called me back and told me that he is really dead and I wept.” Fani Kayode explained”.
The cause of his death is yet unknown.
Pastor TB Joshua became popular over the years as prophet that performs signs and wonders as many people attends his church in Lagos, Nigeria from far and wide.
Pastor TB Joshua uses his platform Emmanuel TV, one of Nigerian biggest Christian broadcast station, both digital and terrestrial to reach millions of Christians across the world.
In 2014, a news came that one of his church buildings collapsed and killed several people and left many injured.
Recently, YouTube suspended Emmanuel TV channel from their platform because of the accusation of ‘hate speech’ during one of his deliverance session.
From the video, the pastor revealed that there is a man who is gay, and the spirit of man has been tormenting and will not let him settle with any woman.
But Prophet TB Joshua denied the accusation and said he doesn’t support or do hate speech because he preaches and spread only messages of love and hope to the world through his network channels.