T. B. Joshua, was a Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist and philanthropist know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth , Parents, Wife ( Evelyn Joshua) , Children, Education and Biography
|Name||T. B. Joshua|
|Birthdate ( Age)||12 June 1963|
|Died||5 June 2021|
|Wife/Partner||Evelyn Joshua (m. 1990)|
|Children||Serah Joshua, Promise Joshua|
|Profession||Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist and philanthropist.|
|Parents||kolawole Balogun ( Father)|
|Net Worth||$10 million – $15 million|
T. B. Joshua and Wife
Temitope Balogun Joshua commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, was a Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist and philanthropist. He was the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
Joshua was known for his popularity across Africa and Latin America and his social media presence with 3,500,000 fans on Facebook.His YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers and was the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on the platform before it was suspended.Described as the “Oprah of Evangelism”and “YouTube’s most popular Pastor”.
Early Life and Family
According to Joshua’s official biography, unusual circumstances surrounded his birth. He said that he spent 15 months in his mother’s womband narrowly avoided death after a quarry explosion near his house sent rocks through its roof just seven days after his birth.It is also alleged that Joshua’s birth was ‘prophesied’ 100 years prior.
Joshua, then known as Balogun Francis,attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School in Arigidi Akoko, Nigeria, between 1971 and 1977,but failed to complete one year of secondary school education.In school, he was known as “small pastor” because of his love for the Bible.
He worked in various casual jobs after his schooling had ended, including carrying chicken waste at a poultry farm.He organised Bible studies for local children and attended evening school during this period.Joshua attempted to join the Nigerian military but was thwarted due to a train breakdown that left him stranded en route to the military academy. He died on 5th of June in his home in Lagos shortly after his Saturday night teaching.
T. B. Joshua wife
Joshua was married to Evelyn Joshua and had three children.Emmanuel TV’s YouTube Channel had over 1,800,000 subscribers and 400 million views, before it was closed in April 2021 after allegations of hate speech.It had been the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on the platform.
T. B. Joshua Net Worth
T. B. Joshua, was a Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist and philanthropist who has an estimated net worth of $10 million – $15 million in 2021.
The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) : Joshua wrote that in a heavenly vision he had received divine anointing and a covenant from God to start his ministry. Following this, Joshua founded the ministry organisation The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN). According to the organisation, more than 15,000 membersattend its weekly Sunday service; visitors from outside Nigeria are accommodated in the accommodation blocks constructed at the church.
Purported healings and miracles : SCOAN claims regular occurrences of divine miracles.Several hundred Nigerians and international visitors come to the SCOAN each week to register for the prayer lines where the visitors are prayed over by Joshua. SCOAN has published numerous videos claiming to document the healing of incurable disabilities and illnesses such as HIV/AIDS,blindnessand open wounds.
Spiritual healing at The SCOAN has been the subject of several media reports, including a mention in Time Magazine,an Associated Press interviewand an article by Foreign Policy detailing the tendency of Nigerians to seek ‘spiritual’ help due to insufficient medical facilities.
He travelled to Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Paraguay to hold ‘crusades’. He also visited Israel to receive a humanitarian award from ZAKA and visit biblical sites.His ‘Miracle Crusade’ in Cali, Colombia in July 2014 was allegedly attended by 100,000 people and held in the Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero. He travelled to the iconic Estadio Azteca in Mexico which was allegedly attended by 200,000 people over two days in May 2015
Community support : Joshua went to the aid of several communities in distress, notably providing two transformers to a local community after theirs was burned beyond repair.He donated over N26m towards restoring electricity and putting an end to over two years of power outage in four councils in Akoko area of Ondo State.The cleric has additionally made several large donations to the police force in Nigeria, Ghana and Colombia.
Sports : In 2009, Joshua started a football club, My People FC, as part of efforts to help the youth. Two members of the team played for Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Sani Emmanuel, who apparently lived in The SCOAN for several years,was Nigeria’s top-scorer and the tournament’s MVP.
Emmanuel and his colleague Ogenyi Onazi signed professional contracts with SS Lazio, Onazi a key player for the Nigerian Senior Team, the Super Eagles.WBO International Light Middleweight boxing champion King Davidson Emenogu said that Joshua has financially supported him throughout his career and purportedly prophesied that he would be a world boxing champion.
Humanitarian awards : In recognition of his humanitarian activities, he was awarded a National Honour by the Nigerian government in 2008 as well as receiving a letter of appreciation from the United Nations.He was further honoured as an Ambassador of Peace by the Arewa Youth Forum, a predominantly Muslim organisation,as well as being recognised with an ‘award of excellence’ by ZAKA, Israel’s primary rescue and recovery voluntary service.
Is tb joshua dead?
Nigerian pastor and televangelist TB Joshua has died aged 57, according to social media posts on his official Twitter account and news reports.Known for his popular church services televised from his Lagos headquarters, the controversial Nigerian pastor gained popularity throughout Africa over his predictions of world events, politics and the economy.