TB Joshua’s wife, Evelyn Joshua has been appointed as the new leader of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).
Following her husband’s death, SCOAN church elders met and selected Evelyn as TB Joshua’s successor as there was no succession plan for the church, The Herald reports.
“Someone must take charge immediately and give spiritual direction on the mode of service continuity. So much spiritual and financial efforts went into building SCOAN and it cannot just waste away,’’ a top aide said.
Prophet TB Joshua died suddenly on June 5 2021 at age 57.
He was a Nigerian pastor and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).
The charismatic preacher and televangelist was hailed by his followers as a “true man of God” and a philanthropist who fed the poor, gave electricity, educational scholarships, emergency relief, and employed young people in his football club.
TB Joshua founded his ministry in 1987. It became a household name in most African countries due to the live broadcasts of his church services.
His live broadcasts were viewed by millions of his followers on Emmanuel TV and other online platforms.
He had more than five million followers on social media, with more than 15,000 people attending his services weekly.
TB Joshua significantly transformed African Pentecostalism into a transnational global movement with branches in Austria, Ghana, the UK, SA, Gabon, and Greece.