Famous Nigerian prophet and televangelist and founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Joshua has died at age of 57.
Social media postings on his ministry’s official Facebook account early on Sunday, said the pastor died on Saturday.
Joshua who was born on June 12, 2021 would have been 58 come Saturday.
“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 church’s statement partly reads.
The communique however did not stipulate the true cause of his death.
But reports indicate he had stroke two months ago and was flown by air ambulance to Turkey for treatment.
The statement as put out by the church reads,
PROPHET TB JOSHUA – JUNE 12th 1963 to JUNE 5th 2021
“Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7
“On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service.”
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.
As Prophet TB Joshua says, “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 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.
Here are Prophet TB Joshua’s last words: “Watch and pray.”
One life for Christ is all we have; one life for Christ is so dear.
Joshua, whose church was never a member of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, was varied image among Christian folks in Nigeria, with many seeing as the ultimate carrier of healing and deliverance anointing while others had their reservations.
He claimed to work miracles, including raising the dead and healing the sick and travelled widely to different continents of the world where he was wee received.
In September 2014, a section of his church located at Ikotun-Egbe area of Lagos state collapsed leaving over a hundred people dead and several others injured.
The case has winding its course through the courts.