Following the announcement of the death of the spiritual leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua, flags on the premises of the Lagos-based church now fly at half-mast.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that the clergy died yesterday, Saturday, June 5, 2021, a week to his 58th birthday.
The church announced his death in a statement titled, ‘Prophet TB Joshua – June 12th 1963 to June 5th 2021’.
The cause of his death was not revealed. However, the statement said the clergyman spent his last moment on earth in the service of God.
“On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service.”
“God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for.
“As Prophet TB Joshua says, “The greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it”.
Joshua’s healing powers had attracted thousands of people from all over the world to Nigeria.
In September 2014, a guest house in Joshua’s church in the Ikotun area of Lagos collapsed killing over 100 persons including scores of expatriates and religious tourists.
However, Joshua cannot be said to be in the good books of some top Nigerian Pastors. The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria had warned its members to distance themselves from him.