- Popular Nigerian cleric, TB Joshua, breathed his last Saturday, June 5, after speaking during a church programme
- Many are still in shock over the news and have taken to social media to express their deepest condolences to his family and church
- The televangelist was a well-known figure not only in Nigeria but around the world and his church located in Lagos was a tourist attraction
The death of Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua who is popularly known as TB Joshua sent shock waves all Nigeria.
Though reports of his death started trending on Saturday, June 5, the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) which he founded confirmed it in the early hours of Sunday, June 6.
According to the statement released by the church, the televangelist who would have clocked 58 years on June 12 died on Saturday, June 5, after speaking during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting.
The death of the prominent cleric who is known for his prophecies, healings and casting out of demons, has been trailed by massive reactions.
Legit.ng has gathered some of the comments from several social media pages.
A former minister of aviation in Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode said he was in great pain.
Parts of his message read:
"The passing of my brother TB Joshua saddens me deeply. At 3.00am this morning I was told by one of his daughters that this was fake news & I tweeted as much.
"He was a wonderful, kind, generous, wise and loving man who was undoubtedly one of God's 'end-time' Generals and who did so much for those in need and the Body of Christ."
JJ. Omojuwa @Omojuwa commented:
"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."
OurFavOnlineDoc @DrOlufunmilayo stated:
"TB Joshua was someone who actually touched the lives of many poor people. Unlike many others, He was one pastor who actually reached out to poor people and always tried to help them.
"It’s so sad to read TB Joshua is dead. It’s actually quite sad. He was only 57."
Ọlámidé Ọmọreghà @Officialregha wrote:
"TB Joshua has helped communities, sponsored education, and provided free health care facilities more than the Nigeria Government has done for its citizens. Rest In Peace TB Joshua."
More reactions from the comment section of TB Joshua Ministries.
Rose Abang Kuot commented:
"My heart is broken, and may GOD rest his precious soul in peace. Such a great loss to the whole world....But why now,GOD?????????"
Phephe K Nnam wrote:
A life well lived. Heaven destined. His legacy will remain. It’s painful but it’s equally joyful as we know that you are Heaven bound. Farewell true oracle of God."
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TB Joshua's profile
As his family, friends, the church and the nation mourn the death of Pastor TB Joshua, Legit.ng highlighted some important facts about him.
Unlike others, the cleric was in his mother's womb for 15 months before he was born on June 12, 1963, in the small village of Arigidi in Akoko, Ondo state.
The televangelist is married to Evelyn Joshua and they have three children together.
Joshua is a well-known philanthropist and has been known to give out cash gifts and foodstuff including other material gifts, to the poor.