Pastor TB Joshua is dead. Founder of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations, Temitope Joshua, better known as Prophet TB Joshua, is dead. He reportedly died on Saturday night in Lagos after concluding a programme at his church.
The church and his family have not officially announced his death. He was 57. Plans were underway for his 58th birthday. Joshua was born on June 12, 1963.
News of his demise became a trend on Twitter in the early hours of Saturday as many Nigerians took turns to mourn the late prophet.
The cause of his death was not immediately disclosed, but sources told SR he fell ill two days ago. His body is believed to have been deposited at General Hospital in Isolo, Lagos.
Confirming the news, former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has confirmed the death of Temitope Balogun Joshua, founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chieftain said TB Joshua’s daughter confirmed the death to him, adding that he is in pain.
He wrote, ”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. @GazetteNGR was right & I am in pain.”
Also, Media Mogul, Dele Momodu tweeted, “Good night my very dear friend and brother, Pastor Temitope, Balogun. Rest in Peace.”
TB Joshua’s megachurch runs the popular Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, followed by many Christians worldwide.
Joshua is famous across Africa, Europe and America. His YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over 1,000,000 subscribers and was the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on the platform before it was suspended.
He is well known for his controversial prophecies such as the Ghana terror attack, US presidential election, coronavirus and his influence in African politics. He recently predicted Nigeria would remain one despite instability in different parts of the country. He recently wrote on his Facebook page about plans to celebrate his 58th birthday.