T. B. Joshua
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|T. B. Joshua|
|Born||Temitope Balogun Joshua
June 12, 1963
|Residence||Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Occupation||Prophet, minister, televangelist|
|Net worth||US$10-15 million (Forbes, 2011)|
|Website||The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, Emmanuel TV, YouTube Channel|
Temitope Balogun Joshua (born June 12, 1963), commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Nigerian prophet and televangelist. He is the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a religious organisation that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, Nigeria.
He has been awarded various accolades, notably receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian government in 2008 and being voted the Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua. He was recognised as one of Africa's 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines The Africa Report and New African Magazine
Joshua is known for his popularity across Africa and his online presence, with 2,000,000 fans on Facebook and the most subscribed Christian ministry channel on YouTube which has amassed more than 120 million views.
- 1 Biography
- 2 The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN)
- 3 Criticism and Controversy
- 4 Healings and miracles
- 5 Foreign crusades
- 6 Humanitarian work
- 7 Prophecies
- 8 Notable visitors
- 9 Emmanuel TV
- 10 YouTube Channel
- 11 Personal life
- 12 Books written by T. B. Joshua
- 13 References
- 14 External links
According to Joshua’s official biography, unusual circumstances surrounded his birth. He says that he spent 15 months in his mother’s womb and 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.
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) with only a handful of members.[self-published source] According to the organisation, more than 15,000 members attend its weekly Sunday service; visitors from outside Nigeria are accommodated in the accommodation blocks constructed at the church.
The Guardian reported that The SCOAN attracts more weekly attendees than the combined number of visitors to Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. The SCOAN's popular services have also resulted in an enormous boost for local businesses and hoteliers.
The SCOAN has been described as “Nigeria’s biggest tourist attraction” and “the most visited destination by religious tourists in West Africa,” with thousands of foreigners flocking to attend the church’s weekly services. Figures released by the Nigerian Immigration Service indicated that six out of every ten foreign travellers coming into Nigeria are bound for The SCOAN, a fact discussed in Zimbabwean parliament when addressing the economic potentials of religious tourism.
This Day newspapers reported that “about two million local and inbound tourists” visit The SCOAN annually. The church’s popularity has led to an increase in flight routes to Lagos from several African countries in 2013.
Collapse of guesthouse
On 12 September 2014, a guesthouse collapsed in the SCOAN's premises in Lagos killing at least 115 people, 84 of them South Africans.
Criticism and Controversy
Joshua has many critics and is known to be controversial.
Relationship With Other Pastors
Joshua has been publicly condemned by several prominent pastors within Nigeria, his most vocal critic being Pastor Kris Okotie who described him as a 'son of the devil'. The Christian Association of Nigeria and Pentecostal Fellowship Of Nigeria have both acknowledged Joshua is not a member of either organisation and denounced him as an 'impostor'.Enoch Adeboye, David Oyedepo, Ayo Oritsejafor, Paul Adefarasin and Matthew Ashimolowo are among the pastors who publicly denounced Joshua, as did disgraced American megachurch leader Ted Haggard.
Blacklisted In Cameroon
He was 'blacklisted' by the government of Cameroon in 2010 and termed a 'son of the devil'. Rumours of a visit by Joshua to Zimbabwe in 2012 led to an intense national debate, culminating with pastors and politicians strongly objecting.
Spat With 'Witch-Doctor
HIV Deaths In London
In 2011, several media houses in UK reported at least three people in London with HIV died after they stopped taking life saving drugs on the advice of their pastors. The HIV prevention charity African Health Policy Network (AHPN) believed that The SCOAN "may" be one of those involved in such practices although the three in question have no demonstrable link to the SCOAN. The BBC quoted The SCOAN as saying "No, we do not ask people to stop taking their medication".
Boko Haram Confession
A self-confessed member of the dreaded Islamic sect Boko Haram came to The SCOAN in March 2014, allegedly with plans to 'bomb' the church. According to him, it was Joshua's prayers that thwarted the group's deadly intentions and later compelled him to confess. The subsequent clip of the confession went viral on YouTube and proved very controversial. A group known as the "Movement for Accountability and Good Governance", has called for the investigation of the incident based on the claims that were made.
Malawi President Replies 'Death' Prophecy
In March 2016, the President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika, attacked Joshua as a 'false prophet' for allegedly predicting his impending death. His comments were condemned by the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM), especially as there was no record of the purported prediction.
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.
Spiritual healing at The SCOAN has been the subject of several media reports, including a mention in Time Magazine, an Associated Press interview and an article by Foreign Policy detailing the proficiency of Nigerians to seek 'spiritual' help due to insufficient medical facilities.
A huge debate was stirred within Nigeria when the father of abducted school girl Ese Oruru stated his intention to take her daughter to T.B. Joshua for 'prayers' following her release. Similarly, a leaked report stating the intention of Nigeria's embattled former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to visit Joshua for 'spiritual support' in her battle against breast cancer elicited controversy.
Many have also claimed to be healed through 'Anointing Water' that has been prayed over by Joshua and given to those who are unable to physically attend his church in Lagos. Others claim they were protected from deadly incidents because they had the water with them.
In 2013, four people died in a stampede in Joshua's Ghanaian branch when an unadvertised service where it was being distributed drew huge crowds far beyond the churches capacity, bringing Ghana's capital city Accra almost to a standstill.
Joshua also made headlines when he claimed his Anointing Water could cure the deadly disease Ebola. He subsequently sent 4,000 bottles of the water alongside a cash gift of $50,000 to the Ebola-stricken nation of Sierra Leone. This came after Lagos State Health officials visited Joshua, requesting him to publicly discourage Ebola victims from visiting his church for prayers. A Sierra Leonean politician later claimed the water helped stop the spread of the disease and cured several Ebola victims.
Deliverances of demon-possessed
SCOAN is also known for the deliverance of those allegedly possessed by evil spirits during its services. The wife of Ghanaian goal keeper Richard Kingson was delivered of an evil spirit which was supposedly behind her husband's inability to procure a contract with a team since 2011. He has since secured a contract with Turkish club Balıkesirspor.
Notable Ghanaian human rights lawyer Kwabla Senanu testified at The SCOAN that he was delivered from a spiritual problem that had caused him embarrassing bouts of sleep in the courtroom. Similarly, Ghanaian musician Denise Williams said she was delivered from a demon that had pushed her to become a drug addict and suicidal.
Veteran Nigerian Nollywood Actress Camilla Mberekpe was also said to be delivered at The SCOAN.
Although Joshua rarely travels, he has held foreign crusades in Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and Colombia. His 'Miracle Crusade' in Cali, Colombia in July 2014 was allegedly attended by 100,000 people and held in the Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero.
Another ministry is the humanitarian arm of SCOAN. There are media reports that this humanitarian arm has donated money in order to help orphans and the destitute. In 2009 it was reported that one widow received more than 500,000 N. In 2012, Joshua sponsored one Nigerian student doing a PhD in Oxford University with Nigerian media reporting the total given amounted to £100,000. There is also a rehabilitation programme for militants from Nigeria’s volatile Niger Delta region and a Forbes blogger estimated that Joshua has spent $20 million on humanitarian activities over a period of three years.
Joshua was involved in the meeting of the family of the late president of Liberia, Samuel Doe, with the former warlord Prince Yormie Johnson who was responsible for Doe's death. During this meeting the family publicly forgave Johnson.
SCOAN has also established another NGO in Ghana called Passion For Needy. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Joshua sent a team of medical personnel and humanitarian workers to the affected area, establishing a field hospital called 'Clinique Emmanuel'. 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, in appreciation of his humanitarian endeavours.
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 have now 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.
SCOAN claims that Joshua has successfully predicted events in the lives of individuals who attend his church services as well as worldwide events, including a prophecy of Michael Jackson's death, the Boston bombing attacks in America  and the outcome of two African Cup of Nations (AFCON) final matches, which were won by Zambia  and Nigeria respectively.
His prophecy about the death of an African president was widely reported in African press. Joshua's followers believe the prophecy concerned the former president of Malawi Bingu wa Mutharika who died in 2012.
Critics argue that Joshua's predictions are too vague.
Alleged MH370 prophecy
SCOAN released a video claiming that TB Joshua predicted the Malaysian Airlines MH370 event, The prophecy received a lot of attention on social media and its accompanying YouTube video amassed over 1 million views.
Several terrorist attacks perpetrated by ISIS, Al-Qaeda affiliates and Al-Shabaab militants have allegedly been predicted by Joshua, including the November 2015 Paris attacks, the Garissa University College attack in Kenya, the Ouagadougou hotel siege in Burkina Faso and the 2016 Brussels Bombings.
Notable visitors to SCOAN have included late Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills  South Africa’s Winnie Mandela, EFF leader Julius Malema, the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, former Malawian President Joyce Banda, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangarai and the late Zambian President Frederick Chiluba who once stated that he watched 'Emmanuel TV' daily.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli visited The SCOAN in 2011. Days to his inauguration in November 2015, Joshua visited Tanzania where he met Magufuli (who received him at the airport), the outgoing President Jakaya Kikwete and opposition leader Edward Lowassa. His visit caused a media storm in Tanzania, even though he did not publicly appear at the inauguration.
Nigeria's former President Goodluck Jonathan visited The SCOAN in September 2014 following the tragic building collapse of a guesthouse within the church premises. After Jonathan conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria's historic 2015 elections, Joshua controversially claimed he had warned him of his impending electoral defeat, an assertion later corroborated by one of Jonathan's aides.
Emmanuel TV, the SCOAN television station, broadcasts 24/7. Its Sunday services are broadcast live. Joshua's programmes also air weekly on a number of local television stations across Africa. It debuted on DStv and GOtv in November 2015, as well as Startimes in February 2016. In its profile on Joshua, the BBC described him as "Nigeria's best known televangelist".
A Ghanaian psychiatrist in UK was controversially sacked from the NHS after recommending Emmanuel TV to a patient with a history of 'satanic abuse', although later cleared of any wrongdoing by a tribunal.
Emmanuel TV's motto is 'Changing lives, changing nations, changing the world.' The station is also known for its catch-phrase, ‘Distance Is Not A Barrier’, encouraging viewers to ‘pray along’ with T.B. Joshua by ‘touching the screen’. There are several claims of people receiving miraculous 'healing' through these prayers, including popular Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh who said Joshua's prayers ended her 14 year smoking addiction.
Emmanuel TV's YouTube Channel is one of the most subscribed Christian YouTube channels worldwide and the third most subscribed in Nigeria, having amassed 300,000 subscribers and over 120 millions views since its inception. Google ranked one of Emmanuel TV's YouTube videos as the fourth most viewed clip ever within Nigeria.
Joshua is married to Evelyn Joshua. They have three children. His eldest daughter Serah Joshua is a graduate from the London School of Economics, Department of Law. and was 'called to the bar' in Nigeria in December 2015. His second daughter, Promise Joshua, is studying Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics.
Books written by T. B. Joshua
- The Mirror ISBN 0-620-37453-5
- The Step Between You And The Cure ISBN 0-620-33247-6
- Daily Time With God ISBN 0-620-37575-2
- What The Future Holds ISBN 978-0-620-42843-9
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- "2012: 100 Most Influential Africans". New African Magazine. 2012-12-26.
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- "Group Demands Investigation Of Self-Confessed Boko Haram Member At TB Joshua’s Church". Premium Times (Nigeria). 2014-03-10.
- "'I'm Not About To Die,' Malawi's President Tells Nigerian 'Prophet'". The Telegraph (UK). 2016-03-13.
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- Ogbeche, Danielle (2015-11-03). "TB Joshua’s ‘Anointing Water’ Reportedly Curing Ebola In Sierra Leone". Daily Post (Nigeria).
- "Demon Possessed Redeemed Elder Delivered By TB Joshua". Modern Ghana. 2009-07-23.
- Reynolds, Emma (2012-09-11). "Wife Of Premier League Goalie Claims To Be 'Witch' Who Wrecked Her Husband's Career And Made Him Impotent". Daily Mail (UK).
- Graphic, Daily (2013-04-08). "T.B. Joshua 'Delivers' Sleeping Lawyer". My Joy Online (Ghana).
- Graphic, Daily (2013-03-18). "I Attempted Suicide, Was Into Prostitution, Drugs – Vodafone Icons Winner". My Joy Online (Ghana).
- Afisunlu, Feyi (2013-04-29). "Pastor T.B. Joshua Delivers Nollywood Actress From Witchcraft". Daily Post (Nigeria).
- Aglanu, Ernest Dela (2013-09-29). "Jim Iyke Delivered From 'Demonic' Possession At TB Joshua's Church". My Joy Online (Ghana).
- "Much Ado About Jim Iyke’s Deliverance At TB Joshua’s Synagogue". Daily Independent (Nigeria). 2013-10-01.
- "Man Is Reportedly Delivered From Homosexual Demon At T. B. Joshua’s Church In Nigeria". Black Christian News Network (USA). 2015-06-30.
- Wyke, Tom (2015-07-01). "Man who was 'possessed by a homosexual demon' after swimming with men in Kenya is exorcised by a priest to 'cure' him after it 'drove him to download gay porn'". Daily Mail (UK).
- Blair, Leonardo (2015-06-30). "Video Shows Man Being Delivered From 'Homosexual Demon' That Refused to Release Him at T.B. Joshua's Church". Christian Post.
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- "Son Forgives Man Who Butchered President Doe". IOL. 2000-11-22.
- Ametepe, Isaac (2011-04-29). "Passion for Needy registers 120 less privileged persons under NHIS". The Ghanaian Rector.
- "Emmanuel TV Haiti Earthquake Relief". Read Us. 2010-08-27.
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- Manasa, Makweembo (2012-02-14). "TB Joshua Prophesied Zambia's Historic AFCON Victory". Zim Eye (Zimbabwe).
- Alawode, Adebobola (2013-02-08). "Nations Cup Final – Eagles Will Win Says TB Joshua". PM News (Nigeria).
- Gwede, Wanga (2012-04-02). "Prophet TB Joshua Insists President's Death 'Very Close'". Nyasa Times (Malawi).
- "Church Debunks Mystery Lion Prophecy". Vanguard (Nigeria). 2010-01-27.
- Mlotshwa, Jabulani (2010-03-29). "Tales Of Doom Far Too Tall". Mail & Guardian (South Africa).
- "CONFIRMED! Prophecy Not True As Tickets Run Out". Tumfweko (Zambia). 2012-06-07.
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- "Heads Of State Galore For Magufuli Inauguration". Daily Times (Tanzania). 2015-11-04.
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