Popular Nigerian Televangelist Prophet TB Joshua has been reported dead.
The man of God born Temitope Balogun Joshua is the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), which has multiple branches across countries.
According to a Nigerian news portal, Peoples Gazette, T.B Joshua died in Lagos on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church. The website says “family sources who did not want to be quoted” has confirmed the sad news to its portal whilst the family prepares to issue an official statement.
“The cause of death was not immediately disclosed to The Gazette, but family sources said his remains had been deposited at the morgue and an autopsy would be performed forthwith,” gazettengr.com reported.
Mr Joshua was 57 and reigned for several decades as a fiery preacher on television, using his platform to attract a large number of Christians from across the world.
His church founded Emmanuel TV, which is one of Nigeria’s largest Christian broadcast stations, available worldwide via digital and terrestrial switches.
Prophet T.B Joshua would be remembered for thousands of miracles performed in his church and global prophecies which some turned out to be controversial. TB Joshua’s humanitarian efforts would also not go unnoticed.
As a philanthropist, he has transformed millions of lives around the globe as he is also famed for donating food, cash, cars, houses among other items to the needy, physically challenged, the less privileged and others.