The founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) and a popular gospel preacher, Temitope Balogun Joshua, is Dead, AfemaiReporters report.
Report says he died in Lagos on Saturday evening after concluding a programme at his church. Mr Joshua who before his death was 57year old reportedly gave up the ghost on the way to a hospital DAILY GIST however could not immediately ascertain the actual cause of his death but it was gathered that his remains had been deposited at the morgue and an autopsy would be performed. As at the time of publishing this report, T.B. Joshua’s family has not released an official statement confirming the development.
The purported death of Prophet Joshua comes just a few days after he announced that he would not be celebrating his 58th birthday publicly.
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, and Joshua’s friend confirmed his death on Sunday morning in a statement.
In his words, FFK said; The passing of my brother TB Joshua saddens me deeply. At 3.00am this morning I was told by one of his daughters that this was fake news & I tweeted as much. Sadly I was misled. 5 minutes ago the same person called me & confirmed the story.
@GazetteNGR was right & I am in pain” he added Emmanuel TV, run by Mr Joshua’s SCOAN, is one of Nigeria’s largest Christian broadcast stations, available worldwide via digital and terrestrial switches. TB Joshua was born in 12th June 1963 in Nigeria in Ondo State which is some 260 kilo meters from Lagos. TB Joshua is a Yoruba born and his full names are Temitope Balogun Joshua. His father kolawole Balogun was educated man who worked as a translator for the British in Nigeria translating Yoruba to English.
As a charismatic preacher, he claims to have the power to perform miracles, healing of the sick as well as casting out of demons He also has huge following across Africa and Latin America. On Facebook alone, he has over with 3,500,000 fans. TB Joshua had in a Facebook post on June 3 told his followers he would not be able to mark his 58th birthday.
In his words; “Happy Birthday to you! Viewers all over the world, June 12th is around the corner. As you know, I am a man of the people. So, the wound of one is the wound of all.”,He had said this in a special birthday message “As things stand, you may have realised it will not be easy for me to celebrate my birthday under the present circumstances.
Some of the people who want to come are troubled by the situation all over the world. We see their fear and their worry. I feel their pain; I feel their worry.” “Therefore, let us dedicate this day to prayer and fasting. Don’t forget the needy. By the grace of God, more birthdays are ahead. God bless you! Emmanuel. Jesus is Lord! Happy Birthday!” – TB Joshua