The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, is dead, amidst anxiety over his successor.
He died in Lagos on Saturday after concluding a church programme, ahead of the 58th birthday of the Cleric billed for June 12, 2021.
The Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist and philanthropist last words before he died at the age of 57, according to the church in a statement that was shared in the official Facebook handle of the church, were “Watch and pray”.
“Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. – Amos 3:7. On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service”.
“God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for.
“As Prophet TB Joshua says, “The greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it”. Prophet TB Joshua leaves a legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom that is living for generations yet unborn.
“The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and Emmanuel TV Family appreciate your love, prayers and concern at this time and request a time of privacy for the family. Here are Prophet TB Joshua’s last words: “Watch and pray.” One life for Christ is all we have; one life for Christ is so dear,” the statement stated.
Nigerians, global leaders and worshippers have started sending tributes to Joshua’s family and the church.