Prominent Nigerian Televangelist Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as T.B. Joshua has died.
T.B. Joshua died in Lagos on Saturday, June 5 evening. He was 57 at the time of his death.
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The cleric’s death was announced on his Facebook page in a statement on Sunday morning. The statement read:
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.
A cause of death has not been revealed so far. However, T.B. Joshua’s friend Femi Fani-Kayode shed some light on his death and confirmed the news. He said:
The passing of my brother TB Joshua saddens me deeply. At 3.00 am 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.
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. pic.twitter.com/g6C1XhPKLB
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) June 6, 2021
T.B. Joshua was the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN). He was a well-known Nigeria pastor who had a large following both locally and internationally.