TB Joshua: 12 Things to Know About a Prophet Still Controversial After Death

Following the release of a three-part exposé by British Broadcasting Corporation’s Africa Eye on the purported double lives of the late televangelist TB Joshua, social media is a hive of activity.

Testimonies from former followers and church employees accuse the late prophet of deception and physical abuse in the video, “Disciples: The Cult of TB Joshua.”

The 2014 building collapse at Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, which claimed the lives of at least 115 people, is another topic of study.

Here are 12 things we know about the Late televangelist, T B Joshua

1. T.B. Joshua was born on June 12, 1963, in Ondo State, Nigeria.  He was reported to have stayed 15 months in his mother’s womb.


2. T B Joshua Attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School and left secondary education after one year to work on a poultry farm.


3. He founded The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in 1987 with a few members. The church later expanded to have a large following within and outside Nigeria.


4. T B Joshua was a philanthropist, He started ‘My People FC’ football club in 2009, aiding youth development. He supported football players like Sani Emmanuel and Ogenyi Onazi and financially backed WBO International Light Middleweight boxing champion King, Davidson Emenogu.


5. Forbes reported T.B. Joshua as the third-richest pastor in Nigeria in 2011, with an estimated net worth of $10-15 million.


6: T B Joshua was involved in a 2014 SCOAN guesthouse collapse that claimed 115 lives and faced criticism from other clerics and the public regarding miracles in his church.


7. He had a massive social media presence with over 3.5 million Facebook fans, His YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over one million subscribers.


8. He was  said to have spent an estimated $20 million on education, healthcare, and rehabilitation for Niger Delta militants, supported relief efforts in Haiti earthquake (2010) and Ecuador earthquake (2016).


9. T B Joshua received the National Honour, Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) in 2008,  recognized by the United Nations and awarded by various organizations for his humanitarian efforts.


10. T B until his death was  married to Evelyn Joshua and has three children.


11: Prophet T.B. Joshua’s last public words were “Watch and pray” and emphasized a life dedicated to Christ.


12. T B Joshua died on June 5, 2021, after an evening service, with the cause of death undisclosed.

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