A prominent Nigerian televangelist, T.B. Joshua has died hours after presiding over a program at his Lagos-based megachurch on Saturday.
Prophet T. B. Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), passed away one week before his 58th birthday, his church said in a statement Sunday.
“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,” T. B. Joshua Ministries wrote in a Facebook post.
“God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home — as it should be by divine will.
Joshua’s cause of death was not stated.
In 2011, Joshua was listed by Forbes as the third-richest pastor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of between $10 – $15 million.
A Nigerian social commentator, Japheth Omojuwa, has described Joshua’s death as “a big loss to Nigeria. “
“TB Joshua is a big loss to Nigeria and the Ikotun end of Lagos especially.