Goodluck Jonathan, Femi Fani-Kayode, others mourn Prophet TB Joshua

Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as T. B. Joshua, is dead.

Prophet TB Joshua
Prophet TB Joshua

Born on June 12, 1963, Prophet TB Joshua was a televangelist and philanthropist. He reportedly died in Lagos on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church.

TB Joshua was the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.

According to Wikipedia, Joshua was 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.

The cause of his dead was unknown as at the time of this report.

In response to TB Joshua’s death, former vice-president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan penned an emotional tribute. “I am saddened to hear about the death of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua known as TB Joshua, the Spiritual Leader of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), at a young age of 57…TB Joshua was a devout man of God who served God and humanity with relentless passion. He was a man of sound doctrine, meek and faithful to his call and passion of reconciling men to God and offering hope to humanity…As a Christian leader, TB Joshua and his Ministry exemplified Christ in faith, love and charity; positively impacting the lives of many Nigerians, Africans and millions of people across the world…I condole with his family, his church and millions of his followers across the world. May God grant them peace and strength to cope with this loss. -GEJ”

Ex-aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has also confirmed that Popular preacher, T.B Joshua, is dead. “Sadly I was misled. 5 minutes ago the same person called me & confirmed the story. @GazetteNGR was right & I am in pain.”