T.B. Joshua’s last moments were in the service of God – SCOAN
The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has eulogized its founder, Prophet T.B. Joshua, who passed away on Saturday, June 5.
Confirming the death, leaders of the 34-year-old church said Prophet T.B. Joshua’s “last moments on earth were spent in the service of God”.
“This is what he was born for, lived for and died for,” a statement issued few hours before Sunday service noted.
“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 release added.
The popular televangelist of the megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station died at age 57, a week to his 58th birthday on June 12.
The cause of death is not immediately known, but reports indicate that the body has been taken to a hospital for preservation and autopsy.
According to multiple sources in Nigeria, Prophet T.B. Joshua suffered stroke two months before his death.
He had to be flown to Turkey to receive treatment.
Hundreds of sympathisers gathered at the headquarters of SCOAN in the early of Sunday to mourn the death of their pastor.
Flags at the premises of the church were all lowered at half-mast.
T.B. Joshua is one of Africa’s most influential preachers with a large following on TV and social media.
Joshua is known for his popularity across Africa and Latin America and his social media presence with 3,500,000 fans on Facebook.
His YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers and was the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on the platform before it was suspended.
He has been awarded various accolades, notably receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian government in 2008.
He was also voted the Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua.
He has been called one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines The Africa Report and New African Magazine.
As of 2011, according to Forbes, Joshua was Nigeria’s third-richest pastor, although the claim was immediately denied in a statement by the church. He is known to be controversial and was even ‘blacklisted’ by the government of Cameroon in 2010.
Read the church’s full statement below:
PROPHET TB JOSHUA – JUNE 12 1963 to JUNE 5 2021
“Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7
On Saturday June 5 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.