Renowned pastor, televangelist, and philanthropist T.B. Joshua have gained huge popularity amongst believers. Joshua was the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations. It is a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos. Sadly enough, the Nigerian pastor has passed away at the age of 57. The church even claimed that Joshua was the one who was able to predict a lot about their followers’ lives. His followers claimed that he also predicted Michael Jackson’s death. The great preacher has left us all and passed away while many mourn his death.
Believe it or not but the pastor claimed that his ministry can heal many people and can free them from various kinds of illness. This attracted thousands of people from all around the world. The late pastor’s rise to prominence happened in the late 1990s. It coincided with the explosion of miracle programs that were performed on national TV during that time by various pastors. He had recently faced Youtube Suspension after he was accused of practicing a cure for gay people.
TB Joshua Net Worth: What Do We Know About The Renowned Pastor?
Apart from real-life flowers, Joshua had an overwhelming presence when on social media platforms as well. Such was his popularity that he gained the title of being the Oprah of Evangelism. TB Joshua was even called YouTube’s most popular Pastor as well. While the pastor had faced some major criticism as well, his popularity was much more than his critics. TB Joshua had an estimated net worth of $10 million!
Not to forget he was called one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines as well. He got this titled in both The Africa Report and New African Magazine. Apart from these accolades, Forbes stated that Joshua was the third richest pastor in Nigeria. This report came in 2011. The church, however, denied any such claims.
Renowned Nigerian Pastor And Televangelist T.B Joshua Passed Away.
Believers are heartbroken as their very own pastor TB Joshua has passed away at the age of 57. While no additional details regarding his death have been disclosed as of yet, it has been reported that he does right after holding a meeting. Several celebs and followers penned down an emotional message while bidding goodbye to the man who motivated many. Here’s what one of his followers wrote on Twitter while mourning the death of the great preacher.
TB Joshua is a big loss to Nigeria and the Ikotun end of Lagos especially. His church is one of the major points of tourist attractions to Nigeria and I can’t begin to imagine the impact of his death on businesses, people and the less privileged in that area. May he Rest in Peace pic.twitter.com/XuOdAMsimu
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 6, 2021
The man is gone too soon. It happened just a week before he was about to celebrate his 58th birthday. He was married to Evelyn Joshua. Right after the news of his death was confined, his followers poured in with messages of condolences. Thousands of his followers mourned Joshua’s sudden death. Many took to social media to express their grief. Joshua was known as someone who sympathized with the poor. He fed them and took several steps forward for their betterment.
Controversies About The Nigerian Pastor
Despite being one of the most influential and richest pastors of Nigeria, Joshuabfaced problems. The renowned pastor had to face not one but numerous controversies. Joshua faced severe backlash after one of his churches collapse in 2014. The accident killed as many as 112 people. It was later claimed that the accident happened due to criminal negligence. Joshua, however, did not face any charges. Some of the other pastors including Pastor Chris Otokie even called Joshua as the son of the devil.
Recently, YouTube suspended Joshua’s account due to allegations of hate speech. This suspension came in after a rights body filed a complaint. There were videos of the pastor conducting prayers to cure homosexual people. Even Facebook deleted a post where a woman was slapped. TB Joshua claimed that he is casting out demonic spirits! This post faced severe backlash from people. Many pointed out that it was a homophobic act. Later, it was alleged that the pastor has secretly bought a Gulfstream G550 Private jet worth a whopping $60 million! Moreover, Joshua was earlier blacklisted by the government of Cameroon.