Temitope Balogun Joshua, also known as TB Joshua, a frontline Nigerian preacher and televangelist, has died at age 57 according to family sources and his own verified Facebook page.
According to multiple reports;
“Mr Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), died in Lagos on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church”.
The cause of death has not been disclosed yet but family sources said his remains had been deposited at the morgue and an autopsy would be performed.
“Mr Joshua reigned for several decades as a fiery preacher on television, using his platform to attract a large number of Christians from across the world. Emmanuel TV, run by Mr Joshua’s SCOAN, is one of Nigeria’s largest Christian broadcast stations, available worldwide via digital and terrestrial switches.
In 2014, his church was at the centre of a multi-national investigation following a section of his church headquarters in Lagos collapsed, leaving dozens killed and many more injured.
Mr Joshua denied allegations of negligence and a trial over the incident was still underway prior to his demise”.