‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith’ ~ 2 Timothy 4:7
Popular Nigerian Minister of God and founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, Prophet TB Joshua has passed on.
Media reports disclosed that the internationally recognised prophet’s sudden demise occurred on Saturday, June 05, 2021, shortly after his sermon during the church’s meeting telecast live on their channel, Emmanuel TV.
The cause of death is yet to be revealed. The great man of God, Prophet TB Joshua was 57 years. He left behind three children and his wife, Evelyn Joshua.
Born on June 12, 1963 in Ondo State in Nigeria, the late prophet and televangelist was known privately as Temitope Balogun Joshua.
He began practicing his faith in God at an early age at school where he read the entire bible and excelled in religious studies and was nicknamed, “small pastor” by his colleagues.
He was enrolled in an Anglican school between 1971 and 1977 whiles living with an Anglican priest at the mission house at the time. Unfortunately for him, he had to face hardship in life following his father’s death whiles he was still in school.
He then left the Anglican school and was made to live with an uncle who was a Muslim due to financial constraints.
His uncle sent him to a Muslim school and that made it difficult for him to read the word of God. The bitter experience compelled him to stop schooling at the secondary level.
He started engaging in casual jobs which involve gathering of chicken droppings at a poultry farm in order to make a living.
During the time he was working, he saved up some money and enrolled in another school where he attended only evening classes because he was also organising bible studies among children around his area.
He had passion for the military as well and decided to join the Nigerian military but couldn’t join due to the herculean trainings they were made to go through.
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 pic.twitter.com/I10Uu8laVq
— TB Joshua (@SCOANTBJoshua) June 6, 2021
TB Joshua officially entered into full time ministry following his divine encounter with god and founded The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and the Emmanuel TV that has continually serve the great commission of Christ till date.
Countless souls and lives from all walks of lives have been blessed and imparted spiritually and physically through his ministry.
He played key roles in Spreading the word of God not in only Nigeria but in Africa, Europe and other Continents as well.
As part of godly assignment in propagating the gospel, he wrote couple of Christian literatures including, ‘The Mirror’, ‘The Step Between You And The Cure’, ‘Daily Time With God’ and ‘What The Future Holds’.
He also served humanity dearly through several charitable programmes like educational needs and scholarships, health, community development, disaster relief among many humanitarian works.
As an influential figure in Africa and the world at large, TB Joshua’s sudden death has hit many people who have been impacted through his ministry so hard even though it’s been perceived his life was well lived.
Various church leaders, government officials and loved ones around the world have begun pouring their heartfelt condolences on social media to his church and the family in this trial moment.
RIP TB Joshua
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones