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|Real Name/Full Name||Temitope Balogun Joshua|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||TB Joshua|
|Birth Place:||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||12th June 1963 (Died 5th June 2021)|
|Age/How Old:||57 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 180 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 82 Kg|
In Pounds – 181ss lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – unknown |
Mother – Unknown
|School:||St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Evelyn Joshua|
|Kids/Children Name:||Serah and Promise Joshua|
|Profession:||Charismatic pastor, televangelist, and philanthropist|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
TB Joshua was a renowned Nigerian Televangelist, Charismatic Pastor, and philanthropist born on 12th June 1963 and passed on 5th June 2021. He was the founder and the leader of Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN). The megachurch also runs s renowned television station known as Emmanuel TV situated in Lagos, Nigeria. He was among Nigeria’s millionaire pastors who fly private jets. He was not only popular in Nigeria but also across Africa and Latin America. On Facebook, he had over 5,868,000 fans and over 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers on his Immanuel TV YouTube Channel.
Biography, Early Life and Death
TB Joshua was born on 12th June 1963, and he disclosed that unusual circumstances surrounded his back. He spent 15 months in his mother’s womb, and seven days after his birth, he narrowly escaped death after a quarry explosion near their house sent a rock through the roof of their home. It was also disclosed that his birth was prophesied 100 years before his birth.
TB Joshua passed on 5th June 2021 after a Saturday service. He had complained of feeling unwell and went to his house to rest, but several men from the church became concerned and checked on him and found him dead. The cause of his death is yet to be known. It was one week to his 58th birthday.
Joshua did not come from a well-up family, and thus he struggled a lot to receive educations. While attending St, Stephen’s Anglican Primary School in Arigidi Akoko, he was nicknamed Balogun Francis. He completed his primary education in 1977. He did not complete one year of his secondary education due to financial problems.
In school, he was called “Small Pastor” for his love of the Bible. He used to work various casual jobs like carrying chicken waste in a nearby poultry farm to pay his school fees. He used to organize bible studies for children and later attended evening school. His attempt to join the Nigerian military was cut short due to a training breakdown, and he was left stranded in the military academy.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Children, Marriage
Joshua left behind a wife and two children before his death. His wife’s name was Evelyn Joshua, and his two children, Serah and Promise Joshua.
He had proposed to his wife the first day he met her and claimed that their meeting was divine and planned by God. He had a revelation four days before they met, and the first time Evelyn visited him for a guide, he was not around. The second time was successful, and after talking for some time, the man of God proposed to her in the Yoruba language.
Before he began his church, Joshua wrote that he had received a covenant and divine anointing from God to start ministering. He founded the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which was attended by more than 15 000 members every Sunday. There were also visitors from outside Nigeria who would be accommodated in the accommodation blocks build in the church.
His church was “Nigeria’s biggest tourist attraction,” which was the most visited destination by religious tourists from West Africa. His contribution to Nigerian religious tourism was highly noted when he hinted at relocating his ministry to Israel during a Sunday service. The announcement proved controversial after several prominent Nigerians urged him to rain in Nigeria and even cited economic setbacks.
SCOAN is involved in occurrences of divine miracles, and hundreds of Nigerians and international visitors visited the church every Sunday for prayers by Joshua. He claimed to heal incurable diseases like HIV/AIDS, blindness, and even open wounds. The healings at SCOAN have been the subject of various media reports, including Time magazine, Associated Press interview, and an article on Foreign Policy. Others claimed to be healed through anointing water which Joshua prayed.
He was also known for the deliverance of the people who are possessed by evil spirits. Some of these deliverances include healing a South African girl who cried blood and a young Liberian man who behaved like a dog. Another young man was delivered from a homosexual demon. He also delivered celebrity from spiritual problems. Kwabla Sentamu, a Ghanian human rights lawyer, is one of them. Another one was Denise Williams, a Ghanian musician, and Camilla Mberekpe, a Nigerian Nollywood actress.
Joshua liked to give back to society and supported various humanitarian works. He aided numerous communities, providing scholarship programs, disaster relief, and even funding education. He also rebuilds a school that was destroyed during the 2016 Ecuador earthquake.
Criticism and Controversy
Joshua was linked with some controversies and criticism by various people. His relationship with other pastors was not always the best as some described him as “son of the devil” while others as an imposter.” In 2010, he was blacklisted by the Cameroon government, describing him as the devil’s son.
In 2011 2011, UK media houses reported that at least four people died after they stopped taking life support drugs. It was reported on 14th September that he secretly purchased a $60 million worth private jet. The rumors were later dismissed for being false by a media aide of Joshua.
Awards And Achievements
In his lifetime, Joshua received several awards and accolades. In 2008, he was awarded by the Nigerian government with the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR). He was also voted for the Yoruba man of the decade by the Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua. He was among the 50 most influential people as reported by Pan-African magazines, The Africa Report, and New African Magazine.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of TB Joshua in 2023
Joshua had an estimated net worth of around $15 million, according to Forbes. Forbes in 2011 also claimed that he was the third richest pastor in Nigeria, although the church denied the statements. He acquired his wealth from his career as a pastor.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
· He stayed in his mother’s womb for fifteen months
· He is the man behind the founding of My People FC football club, which was meant to help the youth.
· He predicted that COVID-19 was to disappear globally on 27th March 2020.
TB Joshua was a great man of God who was popular all over the world. He was famous not only for being a great pastor but also for his kind heart. Although he faced a lot of criticism and controversies in his career, people never stopped following him from all over the world for healing, deliverance, and guidance in life. He passed on 5th June 2021 after a Saturday service. He had complained of feeling unwell and went to his house to rest, but several men from the church became concerned and checked on him and found him dead. The cause of his death is yet to be known. It was one week to his 58th birthday.