Temitope Balogun Joshua, better known by his initials, T.B. According to his congregation, Joshua has passed away. He was 57. The Nigerian-born pastor established the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), which also operates the Emmanuel Television Station in Lagos.
The Church Issued a Statement on Sunday Confirming his Passing.
The church declared, “God has taken His servant Prophet T.B Joshua home — as it should be by divine will.” They went on to say that Joshua had spent his final moments on earth serving God. For this purpose, he was conceived, grew up, and gave his life.
T.B. Famous for his prophecies and claims to perform miracles to restore health and prosperity, Joshua became a household name. But he also had detractors who said he made money off of hopeless individuals by making them doubt his promises.
On a weekly basis, SCOAN draws in excess of 15,000 worshippers from all over Nigeria and the world.
There have been numerous high-profile visitors to the church, including several African heads of state, prominent government officials, international soccer stars, musicians, and other celebrities.
Popular in several African nations and South America due to his many evangelical crusades there. More than a hundred people, mostly tourists in Nigeria for his services, were killed after the church’s guest house collapsed in September 2014.
Officials blamed structural flaws for the building’s fall, but T.B. Joshua stated a small jet passed over the building moments before it collapsed and detonated a bomb, causing the structure’s destruction.
There are a woman and three children left behind after Joshua’s death.
Predictions by TB Joshua, promises that he could heal people of all manner of ills and provide prosperity to his followers through miracles, made him a household name.
But his claims were disputed, and detractors charged that he exploited the hopeless for financial gain.
A Number of Million Dollars was put on his Net Worth
His church has hosted numerous heads of state from Africa, top government officials, professional athletes, musicians, and other celebrities.
More than a hundred people, mostly tourists in Nigeria for his services, were killed after the church’s guest house collapsed in September 2014.