Popular Nigerian preacher and founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua has died a few days away from celebrating his 58th birthday.
He died suddenly on Saturday evening after a church service in Lagos, with his church confirming the news of his death on Sunday morning.
Prophet TB Joshua as he is popular called is reported to have fallen ill a few days ago before his sudden death.
A source told Saharareporters in Nigeria that TB Joshua “conducted a service yesterday (Saturday) evening.
He had been sick for two days. He decided to go to the hospital after the evening programme. He died on the way to the hospital.”
The Synagogue Church Of All Nations said “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.”
TB Joshua was running a megachurch that also owns the popular Emmanuel TV television station based in from Lagos.
The channel is well followed by many Christians around the world. But the preacher is popular for his controversial prophecies on global happenings.
In a recent message ahead of his 58th birthday on June 12, he asked for people to fast and pray towards that day.
TB JOSHUA AT 58: Important 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 all. pic.twitter.com/W0xYAzmUsw
— TB Joshua (@SCOANTBJoshua) June 3, 2021
On social media people have been paying tribute to the preacher who died at the age of 57.
The passing of my brother TB Joshua saddens me deeply. At 3.00am 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. @GazetteNGR was right & I am in pain. pic.twitter.com/g6C1XhPKLB
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) June 6, 2021
Good night my very dear friend and Brother PASTOR TEMITOPE BALOGUN JOSHUA… Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/rOa5rmiCfr
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) June 6, 2021
I couldn’t join my team mates in Dubai bcos my passport was seized and about to be destroyed at the Italian embassy,
TB JOSHUA sent his p.a to make one call, I got my passport next day,baba bought anoda ticket for me, gave me money, used his excort to take me to d airport
— IG »»» officialzeez (@iamzeezaga) June 6, 2021