TB Joshua: The inspiring life of the Nigerian megachurch pastor

TB Joshua: The inspiring life of the Nigerian megachurch pastor

Who is the late Prophet TB Joshua? He was a respected and renowned religious personality, not only in Nigeria but in the entire world. He was famous for making prophecies, performing miracles, and engaging in lots of philanthropic work.

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TB Joshua founded SCOAN ministries in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: @Omojuwa
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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 profile summary

  • Full name: Temitope Balogun Joshua
  • Date of birth: 12th June 1963
  • Date of death: 5th June 2021
  • TB Joshua's age: 57 years old at the time of death
  • Marital status: Married
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Career: Pastor
  • Instagram: @tbjoshua

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.

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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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The prophet launched his ministry in 1987. Photo: @tv3_ghana
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In 1987, he launched his ministry after receiving a call from God. Today, the church records more than 50,000 visitors each year. Also, a report from the Nigerian Immigration Service states that out of every ten foreign visitors in the country, six are always for a SCOAN visit.

The influential minister is the face behind Emmanuel TV station. The television station is the largest Christian station in the country. He has garnered so many followers on social media, who want to keep up to date with the current happenings and miracles.


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The Synagogue Church of All Nations. Photo: @ Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP
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It is believed that more than 15,000 members attend SCOAN Sunday services every week. The church has also constructed accommodation blocks at the church, which aid in accommodating foreign visitors.

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September 12, 2014, was a dark day for the minister that will forever remain engraved in his heart. One of the ministries' guest houses collapsed and killed 115 South African nationalities. According to officials, the collapse was a result of construction mishaps. However, the church opposed and said that a small aircraft was spotted circling over the building before it went down.

According to the pastor, it was an attempt to kill him. The visuals of the said aircraft were captured on camera footage and were aired to aid in supporting his claim.

SCOAN live service is accessible on Emmanuel TV, where you can tune in to enjoy the sermons. You can also watch them on their Facebook page.


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The deceased TB Joshua and his wife. Photo: @Oyo Latest Plus
Source: Facebook

The influential pastor was a married man to one wife, Evelyn Joshua. His wife is also a minister at SCOAN and is believed to be the second senior person in the ministry. Pastor TB Joshua's children with his wife are three.

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His firstborn daughter completed her studies in economics at the London School of Economics. In 2015, she was requested to the bar in Nigeria, and one year later, she was called to the bar in the United States of America. His second-born daughter, Promise, is studying politics and international relations at the London School of Economics.

What happened to TB Joshua?

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The Nigerian prophet died on 5th June 2021 from an undisclosed cause. Photo: @PiusUtomi Ekpei/AFP
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In TB Joshua's latest news, the Nigerian celebrity pastor breathed his last on 5th June 2021. The revelation, which took the world by surprise, was released via a statement on his ministry’s official Facebook page.

What killed TB Joshua? His family, SCOAN and the Emmanuel TV fraternity did not reveal TB Joshua's cause of death. Everything seemed okay when he talked at the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting on 5th June 2021, the same day he died.

TB Joshua's controversies

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In April 2021, the prophet’s YouTube channel was shut down after being accused of hate speech against the LGBTQ community. Before its closure, the channel had more than 1.8 million subscribers.

In February 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic struck the world, Pastor TB Joshua claimed that by 27th March 2020, the pandemic would be over. However, that was not the situation by then. When people mocked him, he retaliated, stating that he meant the status would change from where it had started in Wuhan.

In 2016, TB Joshua prophesied that Hillary Clinton would win the US Presidential elections, with what he claimed would be a narrow victory. Also, TB Joshua's prophecy on USA elections stated that the new President would face numerous challenges. However, after the results turned out to be different, the Facebook post was removed.

How rich is TB Joshua?

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TB Joshua was one of the richest televangelist in Nigeria. Photo: @Thegistday
Source: Twitter

At the time of his death, Prophet TB Joshua was estimated to have a net worth of between $10 million and $15 million. According to a 2011 list prepared by Forbes, he was named the third richest man of God in Nigeria.

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Does TB Joshua sell anointing water?

The anointing water is not for sale. One can only access it at the Synagogue, Church of All Nations. Also, you can access it by signing up with an Emmanuel TV partner, where you will pledge to be paying a certain amount of money every month.


The Synagogue Church of All Nations has many prayers for its followers and anyone in need of prayers. For instance, there is a prayer against evil spirits, prayer against COVID-19, and TB Joshua's prayer for a breakthrough, among many others.

The late TB Joshua was one of the most influential pastors in the world. Not only was he a man of God, but also a dedicated family man. Throughout the course of his ministry, he garnered many followers as a result of his prophecies. He will truly be missed!

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