Renowned Nigerian pastor, Temitope Balogun Joshua, has died.
A statement from the church he founded, Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) said he passed away on Saturday.
“God has taken His servant Prophet T.B Joshua home — as it should be by divine will,” the church said. “His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for, and died for.”
While alive, the man of God was known for his philanthropic works and his ministrations.
However, he also courted several controversies via his prophecies and other pronouncements.
Here are some of the controversies associated with him:
1. In 2020 when COVID-19 was wreaking havoc in Nigeria, he controversially claimed to have hailed patients who contracted the virus through virtual prayer sessions.
2. It will also be recalled that in 2013 when his Ghana branch of the SCOAN collapsed, he announced that he was going to send anointing oil to 30 people who were injured as a result of the stampede.
3. Also, when Ebola broke out in Sierra Leone a few years ago, he sent some anointing stickers and 4,000 bottles of anointing water to Free Town.
4. What is more, he allegedly prevented aid workers to help when a guesthouse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed, trapping dozens of people who had come to worship with him as well as killing more than 100 people.
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