Temitope Balogun Joshua commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, was a Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist and philanthropist. He was the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
Prophet TB Joshua Biography
According to Joshua’s official biography, unusual circumstances surrounded his birth. He said that he spent 15 months in his mother’s womb and narrowly avoided death after a quarry explosion near his house sent rocks through its roof just seven days after his birth. It is also alleged that Joshua’s birth was ‘prophesied’ 100 years prior.
Joshua, then known as Balogun Francis, attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School in Arigidi Akoko, Nigeria, between 1971 and 1977, but failed to complete one year of secondary school education. In school, he was known as “small pastor” because of his love for the Bible. He worked in various casual jobs after his schooling had ended, including carrying chicken waste at a poultry farm. He organised Bible studies for local children and attended evening school during this period. Joshua attempted to join the Nigerian military but was thwarted due to a train breakdown that left him stranded en route to the military academy. He died on 5th of June in his home in Lagos shortly after his Saturday night teaching.
Prophet TB Joshua Wife
Evelyn Joshua is an adorable wife of T.B Joshua. She is now a minister at the Synagogue Church. T.B Joshua Wife is the second most powerful person in the Synagogue Church of all Nations. Evelyn is a workaholic and always work together with her husband. She considers herself very lucky as she married to a man of God. It`s interesting that no one knew about TB Joshua`s wife until she was interviewed a few years ago. Many people wondered who could be a wife of the Prophet T.B Joshua. She is a beautiful, strong and charismatic woman. Her husband is one of the richest pastors on the planet, still, even with all the riches, she prefers to wear modest clothes. Evelyn Joshua is also a faithful believer in her husband`s prophecies.
According to the words of TB Joshua, the meeting with his future wife was arranged by the divine power. He proposed to Evelyn on the same day when they met. At the first moments after the proposal, she was skeptical about this. Nevertheless, she said “yes,” and now they are happily married for more than a quarter of a century. Evelyn says that she does not regret that she accepted the proposal. Eventually, it turned to be a happy marriage with three children. Moreover, unlike other men, TB Joshua did not give any reason to think that he cherished male children over female ones.
Prophet TB Joshua Children
The happy marriage between prophet TB Joshua and his wife provided them, three children. Two of these children came into a spot of news.
She is a graduate of the London School of Economics under the Department of Law. She is very happy to be the first born of TB Joshua. Serah also says that she is privileged to be a part of the family of this great man. In her future career, she looks after her father as an example of many virtues. According to her words, one of the greatest characteristics of TB Joshua is humility. Serah is a true believer that her father is a man of God, but she also admits that there are other opinions. TB Joshua is very proud of his daughter, and Serah always tries not to disappoint her father. TB Joshua`s encouragement to her future life is to treat further destiny as an experience. She also provided information, that her status of a daughter of the richest pastor in Nigeria does not open all doors. Serah does not believe that it`s necessary to implement her father in the studies and further career. Nevertheless, she is a father`s pet and wants to follow his example in her future life and career.
TB Joshua was married to Evelyn Joshua in 1990 where they had two beautiful kids. His first Daughter Serah Joshua is a lawyer by profession and got married to South African just last year.
His son Promise Joshua is also a musician.
Joshua was known for his popularity across Africa and Latin America and his social media presence with 3,500,000 fans on Facebook. His YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers and was the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on the platform before it was suspended. Described as the “Oprah of Evangelism” and “YouTube’s most popular Pastor”.
He was awarded various accolades, notably receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian government in 2008 and being voted the Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua. He was called one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines The Africa Report and New African Magazine.
As of 2011, according to Forbes, Joshua was Nigeria’s third-richest pastor, although the claim was immediately denied in a statement by the church. He was known to be controversial, and was even ‘blacklisted’ by the government of Cameroon in 2010.
There is not much information about the third child of TB Joshua. The family apparently hides information about the child. Still, many people wondering about the future of the third prophet TB Joshua child.
Prophet TB Joshua Dead?
Yes TB Joshua Died on 5 June 2021 (aged 57)
Prophet TB Net-worth?
US$10-15 million (Forbes, 2011)