T.B JOSHUA (OFR):  Exit of Nigeria’s foremost televangelist, humanitarian

Prophet Temitope Balogun  Joshua, the man who healed the sick, made the blinds see, take away crutches from the crippled, exorcise evil spirit afflicted bodies, and saw the future, has passed on. He breathed his last on the night of Saturday, June 5th, 2021.

He was the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN).

Prophet TB Joshua died at the age of 58 years less seven days. His next birthday would have been June, 12.

Hours before his death, Prophet Joshua delivered a little sermon about the ephemeral nature of life and how everything on earth tarries and ends within its appointed time. 

Those familiar with how this great seer of future events has breathed his last said he died peacefully in his sleep. His last ecclesiastical words were:

“Watch and pray…One life for Christ is all we have; one life for Christ is so dear.”

Mr Joshua, according to his Church official’s statement, had r F2Freminded  his followers during the Emmanuel TV  Partners Meeting that there is “Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service.”

Prophet Joshua returned home after a fulfilling life of evangelism and humanitarian services.   The deceased clergy popularised live TV Evangelism through which he wowed the world with his endless miracles which borders on exorcism and healing of people will illnesses and uncommon evil affliction.

His approach was at a time criticised as controversial with some clergies insinuating his powers was not purely drawn from the revered name of Jesus Christ. But Prophet TB Joshua remained focussed even as his ministry continues to expand. He was the first to establish a Live worldwide TV (Emmanuel TV) that promoted his evangelism in Nigeria.

Through Emmanuel TV, the Late Prophet promoted an NGO-like charity organisation that continued to share food and wares as well as financial support to millions of Nigerians.

In 2013, yours sincerely had an encounter with Emmanuel TV Crew when they brought 5000 bags of 10kg rice for distribution to all disabled and physically challenged persons of Borno state. 

At Molai Hospital Maiduguri, hundreds of physically challenged person mostly Muslims flooded the venue of the distribution. It was a spectacular scene seeing how some individuals both Kanuri and Hausa, had to bring their aged blind parents to Molai to benefit from the kindness of the Late TB Joshua.

Born June 12, 1963, Prophet Joshua would have clocked 58 years had death spared his life for just a week.

“God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for,” the statement read in part.

“God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for,” a statement from the Church management read.

In his final hours, Prophet TB Joshua was recalled to have sermonized that “The greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it”.

“Prophet TB Joshua leaves a legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom that is living for generations yet unborn,” the statement continued.

“The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and Emmanuel TV Family appreciate your love, prayers and concern at this time and request a time of privacy for the family.”

Legacy and Accomplishments TB Joshua

T.B Joshua was (in 2008) an awardee of the prestigious of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).

He was the Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua. 

He was recognised and called one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines The Africa Report and New an Magazine.

Prophet TB Joshua will be remembered for his popularity across Africa and Latin America.

He would also be remembered for his unrivalled social media presence with 3.5 million fans on Facebook.

He has beaten his contemporaries even on YouTube using his channel, Emmanuel TV, where he had over one million (1,000,000) YouTube subscribers; and it was “the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on the platform before it was suspended.

He was described as the “Oprah of Evangelism” and “YouTube’s most popular Pastor”

Those who are very close to him said he is survived by his wife, Evelyne, and three children.

TB Joshua and Wife, Evelyn

Mrs TB Joshua Speaks

“Losing a loved one is never easy; whether sudden or foreseen. It is always heart-breaking. Grief can wreak havoc on our overall well-being. That’s why it’s important to stay rooted to the Almighty. Only He can lessen our heartache and comfort us in these times. Seek refuge in him.”

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