The Cause Of TB Joshua’s Death & Story Of His Demise.
Pastor TB Joshua reportedly passed away on June 5, shortly after conducting a live broadcast.
However, the cause of his death has not been made public.
A post on his Facebook page, which has more than five million followers, said: “God has taken His servant”.
MORE ABOUT TB JOSHUA YOU NEED TO KNOW
Nigerian pastor and evangelist Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as Prophet TB Joshua died on June 5, at the age of 57.
He was born on June 12, 1963, to a poor family and died on June 5, 2021 just few days to his proposed birthday. The prophet said he was a ‘miracle child’ after disclosing he was in his mother’s womb for 15 months.
The Nigerian pastor and evangelist TB Joshua was considered one of Africa’s most influential evangelists of this generation.
As a young man he spoke of heavenly visions from God, having also proclaimed that he was ‘prophesied’ 100 years prior.
One of those visions led him to form his own ministry called The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in 1987.
His rise to prominence in the late 1990s coincided with the explosion of “miracle” programmes performed on national TV by various pastors.
The ministry has since claimed to have healed all manner of illnesses including HIV/Aids.
People came from all over the world to attend his weekly services in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos.
Simply known as the “Prophet” by his followers, Joshua was one of the key figureheads of the institution and was described by Forbes as one of “Nigeria’s most controversial clergyman”.
He also ran the Christian television station Emmanuel TV and often toured Africa, the US, the UK and South America.
In 2014, one of his churches collapsed, killing at least 116 people, including many South Africans.
A coroner in a Lagos court said “the church was culpable because of criminal negligence”, but he never faced any charges.