Grief, tears as more photos emerge from TB Joshua's lying-in-state

Grief, tears as more photos emerge from TB Joshua's lying-in-state

  • The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on Thursday, July 8, held a lying-in-state ceremony for its late founder, Pastor TB Joshua
  • Pastor TB Joshua died on Saturday, June 5, during a live programme at the church auditorium in the Ikotun area of Lagos state
  • Joshua's remains would be buried in the church premises on Friday, July 9, after the service by the leadership of SCOAN

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Ikotun, Lagos - Tears rolled uncontrollably when the remains of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Pastor TB Joshua, arrived at the church premises on Thursday, July 8, for the lying-in-state ceremony ahead of his final burial on Friday, July 9.

Legit.ng's photojournalist, Emmanuel Osodi, who was at the event, gave the pictorial description of the programme.

Hundreds of people were seen trying to have a glimpse at the corpse of the late pastor and pay their last respects to the departed cleric.

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Pastor TB Joshua died on June 5.
The remains of Pastor TB Joshua was lying-in-state as people pay their last respects.
Source: UGC

Pastor TB Joshua died on June 5.
People trooped out to pay their last respect to the late founder of SCOAN, TB Joshua.
Source: UGC

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Pastor TB Joshua died on June 5.
Evelyn, the wife of late TB Joshua burst into tears as she pays last respect to her husband.
Source: UGC

Pastor TB Joshua died on June 5.
People waiting to receive the corpse of TB Joshua at SCOAN headquarters, Ikotun, Lagos.
Source: UGC

SCOAN announces date for TB Joshua's burial

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the leadership of the SCOAN said that pastor TB Joshua would be buried in the church premises on July 9, 2021.

It was reported that a statement posted on TB Joshua Ministries Facebook page on Tuesday, June 29, said the church said that the burial activities for the renowned cleric would hold from July 5 to July 11.

Pastor TB Joshua died on June 5.
Evelyn, the wife of late TB Joshua burst into tears as she pays last respect to her husband.
Source: UGC

The statement had said a series of activities tagged ‘Celebrating the life and legacy of Prophet TB Joshua (1963-2021) - Not mine but God's own would be broadcast live on Emmanuel TV.

Pastor TB Joshua died on June 5.
The remains of Pastor TB Joshua was lying-in-state as people pay their last respects.
Source: UGC

It added that a candlelight procession would be held on Monday, July 5 from 6 pm, saying that people are encouraged to get a candle as a symbol and connect with the programme in their homes to honour God’s servant.

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Holy Spirit will determine TB Joshua's successor

In a related report, following the report which indicated that Evelyn, the wife of Pastor TB Joshua appointed to replace her late husband as the general overseer, the church finally put the record straight.

Pastor TB Joshua died on June 5.
Evelyn, the wife of late TB Joshua burst into tears as she pays last respect to her husband.
Source: UGC

The church has said the successor of its late founder, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua has not been determined.

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.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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