T.B. Joshua, a well-known televangelist from Nigeria and one of the most well-known in all of Africa, passed away on Sunday at the age of 57. Some of his followers assert that the preacher knew he would pass very soon.
The preacher had foretold his demise in his final sermon, according to Oba Yisa Olanipekun, the sultan of his birthplace. According to the notion that TB Joshua foretold his own demise, the Oba Yisa said, “If you listen to his last preaching two days ago, you would realize that he already knew that he is ready to depart.”
The preacher passed away at 2:00 a.m. on June 6; his cause of death is unknown. On June 6, The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), the Facebook page of his church, made an official announcement of his passing.
During the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting on June 5, 2021, Prophet TB Joshua said: “Time for everything — time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service,” according to a Facebook post from T.B. Joshua Ministries.
God has sent the Prophet TB Joshua home, as is appropriate and in accordance with divine will. He gave God his all during his final hours on earth. He was born, lived, and ultimately died for this.
Who Was the Reverend Tb Joshua?
The Nigerian preacher TB Joshua was regarded as one of the continent’s most important evangelists. On June 12, 1963, he was born into a low-income household; the prophet claimed he spent 15 months in his mother’s womb and called him a “wonder child.”
He claimed to have seen God in heaven when he was young and that he had been “prophesied” 100 years before. In response to one of those visions, he established The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), his own ministry, in 1987.
His ascent to fame in the late 1990s occurred at the same time that other pastors began doing “miracle” shows on national television. Since then, the ministry has asserted that it has cured all kinds of diseases, including HIV/Aids.
His weekly services were attended by people from all over the world in Lagos, the largest metropolis in Nigeria. Joshua, who was simply referred to by his followers as “the Prophet,” served as one of the organization’s primary representatives and was referred to by Forbes as “Nigeria’s most contentious preacher.”
He frequently traveled to South America, the US, the UK, and Africa. He also headed the Christian television network Emmanuel TV. A church of his collapsed in 2014, killing at least 116 people, many of whom were South Africans. In a Lagos court, the coroner declared that “the church was liable due to criminal negligence,” but he was never charged.
In addition, YouTube suspended his account just months before he passed away due to claims of hate speech when videos showing the pastor leading prayers to “cure” gay individuals surfaced.
Facebook nearly took down one of his videos where he slapped a woman while claiming to be exorcising a “demonic spirit.” He had three daughters from his marriage to Evelyn.
What Caused the Death of Pastor Tb Joshua?
On June 5, TB Johnson, a pastor, apparently died not long after doing a live broadcast. The reason for his demise hasn’t been revealed, though.
God has taken His servant, read a post on his Facebook page, which has more than five million fans.
What Has Been Said Since the Passing of Pastor Tb Joshua?
Many people expressed their condolences on Twitter after hearing the tragic news of Temitope Balogun Joshua’s passing. “Prophet TB Joshua is Dead,” one individual wrote. A renowned man of God has left Nigeria.
Another person remarked that TB Joshua “had a real impact on the lives of many disadvantaged individuals.” A third person tweeted that they hoped the rumors were false: “TB Joshua is dead? Say it’s a lie to me.
According to reports, Francis left a Saturday night lecture to take a little break but did not come back to finish the mass. The problem was only made clear to the audience when it was prolonged before the preacher made his return. At two in the morning, a search of his flat turned up his body.
Lagos Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu reportedly stated that he learned of the preacher’s death around two in the morning on Sunday, according to Kenya’s Daily Nation. “I had to contact his family right away, and it was confirmed. We don’t really know the specifics at this point, but I can tell you that he was preaching when he suddenly became ill and left the church to rest.
According to Mr. Odumosu, the pastor was formally declared dead by a hospital around three in the morning, The Daily Nation further said.