Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations(SCOAN) and televangelist, Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as T. B. Joshua, is dead.
Multiple reports on Saturday night said the pastor died on Saturday, after concluding a church programme.
The cause of death is unknown, at the time of this report.
His body, which was awaiting autopsy has been deposited in a Lagos mortuary.
Joshua would have been 58 on June 12. He was born on June 12, 1963 in Arigidi-Akoko, in Ondo State.
As a charismatic preacher, who claimed to have the power to perform miracles, Joshua had huge following across Africa and Latin America.
On Facebook alone, he had over with 3,500,000 fans.
On 3 June in a Facebook post on his TB Joshua Ministries account, he told his followers he would not be able to mark his 58th birthday
He said this in a special birthday message.
“Happy Birthday to you! Viewers all over the world, June 12th is around the corner. As you know, I am a man of the people. So, the wound of one is the wound of
“As things stand, you may have realised it will not be easy for me to celebrate my birthday under the present circumstances. Some of the people who want to come are troubled by the situation all over the world. We see their fear and their worry. I feel their pain; I feel their worry.
“Therefore, let us dedicate this day to prayer and fasting. Don’t forget the needy. By the grace of God, more birthdays are ahead. God bless you! Emmanuel. Jesus is Lord! Happy Birthday!” – TB Joshua
May his soul rest in peace