- News coming out from the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) indicates that the mission is moving on
- The church was recently shaken by the death of its founder and General Overseer, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua
- The church leaders, however, say a new General Overseer has not been appointed contrary to some media reports
Lagos - A report by The African news website indicates that Mrs. Evelyn Joshua, the wife of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Joshua, will replace her deceased husband as the General Overseer of the church.
The widely-read Punch newspaper in Nigeria also reported the news on Sunday, June 27.
According to the reports, elders of the church met and declared Evelyn the successor to the late televangelist.
No new SCOAN leader yet
At a press briefing, on Tuesday, June 29 at the SCOAN’s headquarters in Lagos, Gary Tonge, who spoke on behalf of the church, said an announcement would be made on who steps into the shoes of TB Joshua in due course.
He said finding his successor was not an administrative issue, but a decision that would be taken through the leading of the Holy Spirit.
He also assured that the founder’s philanthropic gesture for the less-privileged would be sustained by the church.
Judgement belongs to God alone
Meanwhile, the General Overseer of Christ Foundation Miracle International Chapel, Prophet Josiah Chukwuma Onuoha, has chided those denigrating late TB Joshua even in death and advised them to leave judgment to God.
Although Prophet Onuoha noted that he was not in a position to judge anybody, adding that he loved the good works of Late Prophet Joshua's charity and remarkable humility.
Mrs. Joshua had earlier declared that the death of her husband was an act of God.
She made the comment on Wednesday, June 9, when a delegate from the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, led by the commissioner for home affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, paid her a condolence visit in the Ikotun area of Lagos.
Addressing the officials of the state government, the bereaved woman said her husband's death did not come to her as a surprise.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that SCOAN released a statement concerning the funeral of its late founder, TB Joshua.
The statement was shared on the official Facebook page of the church, detailing that the late prophet will be buried within the precincts of the church.
The statement also made it clear that the death of Prophet Joshua does not mean the end of his ministry, stressing that the church will move on.