- Pastor TB Joshua was aged 57 and would have turned a year older on the 12th of June, 2021, before death came calling
- In his pre-birthday message, he disclosed that he would not be able to celebrate his birthday due to happenings around the would
- The SCOAN founder, however, instructed his followers that the day should be dedicated to prayer and fasting
News of the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua's death has thrown many individuals into a state of shock.
Popularly called TB Joshua, his death was confirmed by the church in a statement on Sunday morning, June 6.
The popular televangelist would have clocked the age of 58 on June 12, but death came knocking a few days to his birthday.
A big loss to Nigeria: Pastor TB Joshua's death sparks massive reactions as FFK, others pay touching tributes
A cryptic message to his followers
On June 3, the man of God shared a message on Facebook, telling his followers that he would not be able to celebrate his 58th birthday.
“As things stand, you may have realised it will not be easy for me to celebrate my birthday under the present circumstances."
Could the televangelist have known the end was near when he dropped the message?
The cleric, however, told his followers to dedicate the day to prayer and fasting and to not also forget the needy.
Read his full pre-birthday message below:
Followers mourn preacher
The death of the prominent cleric who is known for his prophecies, healings and casting out of demons, has been trailed by massive reactions.
A former minister of aviation in Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode said he was in great pain. He described the deceased as one of God's 'end-time' Generals and who did so much for those in need and the Body of Christ.
"My family and I shall miss him dearly as he soars to the stars and takes his place amongst the angels and saints in Heaven.
"The Bible says 'to live is Christ and to die is gain.' It says 'O grave where is thy power? O death, where is thy sting?'"
JJ J. 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."