Evelyn Joshua, the wife of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Balogun Joshua, otherwise known as T.B. Joshua has broken silence about the news of her husband’s death.
She told journalists that her husband, “ended his race prayerfully.” She revealed that the televangelist spent about three hours in prayer before the last service on the mountain and appeared to be very healthy.
“He never showed any sign of illness or worry and that his main concern was about the prayer line they offered to Indians against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Afterward, he came up to shower and I left him to have some time to prepare for service as worship had started.
“Few minutes later, he stepped out for ministration. While ministering, he spoke about a time to come and time to leave. His statements were spiritual and suddenly, he left the stage and went to his inner chambers.
“I waited (for) a few minutes and thereafter decided to check on him. I met him sitting on the chair like someone reflecting but unconscious. I quickly beckoned on his disciples who came and tried to revive him to no avail. Of a truth, he went home to be with the Lord and left us with a message, watch and pray.”
However, a top aide who worked closely with the deceased said everyone is confused in the church because nobody expected this sudden death.
He said the Prophet did not train anyone to succeed him. “I am not aware of any succession plan in this church. There is none of the pastors that have been trained to succeed him. I would have known if any exists.
“For now, the wife has taken charge.” He added.
TB Joshua though controversial, was adored by many including politicians and presidents. The deceased clergyman, was married to Evelyn Joshua and had three children.
He died on 5 June 2021 after one of his evening services in Lagos, Nigeria, just one week prior to his 58th birthday. The cause of death was not given.