The founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), TB Joshua, died on Saturday evening after a brief illness.
TB Joshua took ill and died shortly after conducting a programme at his church located in Ikotun, Lagos.
The synagogue is a statement on Sunday morning confirmed the death of the popular clergyman.
Here is a brief profile of TB Joshua:
- The late prophet was born Temitope Balogun Joshua on the 12th of June 1963. He is age 56 years.
- The popular pastor was born on June 12, 1963, in the tiny village of Arigidi in Akoko, Ondo State, in the heart of Nigeria. According to his biography, his birth was unique as he spent about 15 months in his mother’s womb.
- He attended St. Stephen’s Anglican primary school in Ondo State and completed in 1977. His love for the Bible commenced when he was in secondary school, which earned him the name Small Pastor. He then started holding Bible studies for kids in his home area. Career In 1987, he launched his ministry after receiving a call from God.
- Today, the church records more than 50,000 visitors each year. Also, a report from the Nigerian Immigration Service states that out of every ten foreign visitors in the country, six are always for a SCOAN visit.
- The influential minister is the face behind Emmanuel TV station. The television station is the largest Christian station in the country. He has garnered so many followers on social media, who want to keep up to date with the current happenings and miracles. On Facebook, he has more than 2.5 million fans, while TB Joshua videos on YouTube have more than 300 million views.
- It is believed that more than 15,000 members attend the Sunday services every week. The church has also constructed accommodation blocks at the church, which aid in accommodating foreign visitors.
- September 12, 2014, was a dark day for the minister that will forever remain engraved in his heart. One of the ministries’ guest house collapsed and killed 115 South African nationalities. According to officials, the collapse was a result of construction mishaps. However, the ministry opposed and said that there was a small aircraft that was spotted circling over the building before it went down. According to the pastor, it was an attempt to kill him. The visuals of the said aircraft were captured on camera footage and were aired to aid in supporting his claim.
- TB Joshua was married to one wife, Evelyn Joshua. His wife is also a minister at SCOAN and is believed to be the second senior person in the ministry. TB Joshua children with his wife are three. His firstborn daughter completed her studies in economics at the London School of Economics.His second-born daughter, Promise, is studying politics and international relations in the London School of Economics.
- TB Joshua 2016 In 2016, he prophesied that Hillary Clinton would win the USA Presidential elections, with what he claimed would be a narrow victory. Also, TB Joshua prophecy on USA elections stated that the new President would face numerous challenges. However, after the results turned out to be different, the Facebook post was removed.
- The prophet is estimated to have a net worth of between $10 million and $15 million. According to a list prepared by Forbes, he was named the third richest pastor in Nigeria.