Popular Nigerian Televangelist Temitope Balogun (TB) Joshua is dead.
TB Joshua’s church, Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), issued a statement on Sunday morning confirming the pastor’s death.
According to the statement, the pastor died on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Lagos aged 57.
The cause of his death remains unknown.
The cleric’s friend and a former Aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode tweeted, “The passing of my brother TB Joshua saddens me deeply. At 3.00 am this morning I was told by one of his daughters that this was fake news & I tweeted as much. Sadly I was misled. 5 minutes ago the same person called me & confirmed the story.”
The church said Joshua’s ‘last moments on earth were spent in the service of God’.
“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,” the statement reads in part.