Nigerian megachurch preacher dies after church program

A renowned Nigerian televangelist passed away hours post he presided over one program in his megachurch in Lagos on Saturday.

Prophet T B Joshua, founder of SCOAN (The Synagogue Church of All Nations), died a week prior to celebrating 58thbirthday, said his church through a statement on Sunday.

The reason behind his death wasn’t stated. Since Joshua rose to prominence during the late 90s, the famous preacher was known for his prosperity teachings, philanthropy and purported miracles and healings.

SCOAN hosts several international guests as well as local celebs, who pay a visit the church for prayers.

The broadcast partner of the worship center, Emmanuel TV, airs on DSTV in Africa. The humanitarian outreaches and ministrations of Joshua in various regions across the globe are displayed on this famous video platform.

Meanwhile, Joshua wasn’t without any controversy. In the recent weeks, Joshua’s YouTube channel had been deactivated post he put up videos which claimed to cure the gay members.

Back in the year 2011, Joshua had been listed as 3rd richest Nigerian pastor by Forbes, having a net worth of about $10-15mn. However, SCOAN denied these claims.

Meanwhile, the well-wishers of the prominent preacher have been paying tributes through different platforms.


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