Prophet T.B. Joshua, the founding father of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), handed away one week earlier than his 58th birthday, his church mentioned in a press release Sunday.
“On Saturday fifth June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke in the course of the Emmanuel TV Companions Assembly: “Time for the whole lot — time to come back right here for prayer and time to return residence after the service,” T.B. Joshua Ministries wrote in a Fb publish
. “God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua residence — correctly by divine will. His final moments on earth have been spent within the service of God. That is what he was born for, lived for and died for.”
Joshua’s explanation for loss of life was not acknowledged. Since his rise to prominence within the late Nineteen Nineties, the favored preacher was famend for his philanthropy, prosperity teachings, and purported healings and miracles.
SCOAN performs host to dozens of worldwide company, and native celebrities
, who go to the worship heart for prayers.
Emmanuel TV, the printed arm of the church, airs in Africa on DSTV — a satellite tv for pc service owned by South African agency MultiChoice. Joshua’s ministrations and humanitarian outreaches in numerous elements of the world are showcased on the favored video platform.
In latest weeks, Joshua’s YouTube channel was deactivated
after he posted movies claiming to ‘treatment’ homosexual members of his congregation of their sexuality.
In 2011, Joshua was listed by Forbes
because the third-richest pastor in Nigeria with an estimated web value of between $10 – $15 million. SCOAN, nevertheless, denied the claims.
In 2014, a constructing on SCOAN’s premises collapsed
, killing greater than 100 individuals — most of whom have been foreigners from South Africa.
Tributes have been pouring in following the passing of the well-known preacher. A Nigerian social commentator, Japheth Omojuwa, has described Joshua’s loss of life as “a giant loss to Nigeria.”
“TB Joshua is a giant loss to Nigeria and the Ikotun finish of Lagos particularly. His church is without doubt one of the main factors of vacationer sights to Nigeria and I can not start to think about the impression of his loss of life on companies, individuals and the much less privileged in that space. Could he Relaxation in Peace,” Omojuwa tweeted