- Renowned Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua has been showered with praise since passing away
- A video of the televangelist predicting that he would not be able to celebrate his birthday with his people as it has been the norm has emerged on social media
- TB Joshua was to celebrate his 58th birthday on Saturday, 12 June, but death dashed all hopes and plunged his followers into mourning
The world is mourning the death of renowned preacher Prophet TB Joshua, whose real name is Temitope Balogun Joshua. The Nigerian pastor and televangelist died in Lagos over the weekend.
TB Joshua was known widely across Africa and in Latin-speaking nations. He was aged 57 and the cause of death is still unknown. Celebrating his 55th birthday in 2018, TB Joshua claimed that he had been in his mother's womb for 15 months and not nine months as normal children.
His name, Temitope, is a common name of Yoruba origin meaning "mine is worthy of thanks or gratitude". It is mostly a name given by parents to express gratitude to things that might have surrounded the birth of the child.
Many Christians across the world have consoled with the family of the founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), who impacted the lives of many. TB Joshua has left behind a widow, Evelyn and three children.
Joshua got married to Evelyn in 1990
The mother of three is also a minister at SCOAN.
TB Joshua was happily married to Evelyn Joshua
In a past interview with Nigerian media, Evelyn revealed that the man of God proposed to her 45 minutes after they met.
The man of the cloth was a loving and caring family man
In a recent interview, he said he would like them to be like him.
"I have a wife, and I have children. My first daughter is doing her PhD and my second daughter is doing her master’s degree. In all, I have three daughters. The last one is still in secondary school. I would have loved my wife to be like me, but I cannot make her what I am; it is God. I can’t anoint her; God is the one that anoints people."
One of the couple's daughters, Serah Joshua, tied the knot on 8 May 2021 with Tanzanian husband, Brian Moshi
The couple was walking down the aisle for the third time. They first got married in Nigeria at the Pentecostal Church and later in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and later in Arusha.
TB Joshua had been in the ministry for 15 years
He celebrated the 15th anniversary on 8 March 2021. He was not only a dedicated servant of God but valued his family.
TB Joshua's life
Previously, Briefly News reported that the popular televangelist and pastor was the founder and leader of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). Through his ministry, he managed to impact many people across the globe. Through him, many experienced great miracles, which attracted more followers from Nigeria and beyond.
TB Joshua's biography
The popular pastor was born on June 12, 1963, in the tiny village of Arigidi in Akoko, Ondo State, in the heart of Nigeria. According to his biography, his birth was unique as he spent about 15 months in his mother's womb.
He attended St. Stephen's Anglican primary school in Ondo State and completed it in 1977. His love for the Bible commenced when he was in secondary school, which earned him the name Small Pastor. He then started holding Bible studies for kids in his home area.
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