At a time like this when the nation is passing through some kind of recession, the General Overseer of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly called TB Joshua, deserves to be celebrated from different perspectives, especially as he has put smiles on faces and has become the greatest friend of the poor and downtrodden in society. Apart from his healing and deliverance gifts, Prophet T.B. Joshua walks tall in several aspects of human endeavours.
The story of his life is an excellent demonstration of Godâ€™s ability to use the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. With just primary school education, the cleric has established himself as a force to reckon with in Godâ€™s vineyard.
His ministry is arguably the most visited Christian ministry in the whole of Africa and has continued to attract scintillating reviews from the international media. Tens of thousands of visitors from across the world have continued to throng the Ikotun-Egbe based ministry in search of spiritual succor. But it does not end there. The man of God understands the challenges of the troubled world and has maintained a rare reputation for helping individuals; institutions and nations overcome their spiritual as well as socio-economic challenges through crusades and humanitarian efforts.
Through his ministryâ€™s Emmanuel TV Partners, millions of lives, nations and destinies have been changed across the world. According to the man of God, true love always searches for whom to help whenever and wherever it is in a position to do so.
How he has been able to maturely manage the bad press emanating from the collapsed building incident remains very phenomenal. He has maintained a calm and unperturbed disposition – a quality that can only be God-given especially in situations of crisis. T.B. Joshua is the only Nigerian pastor that is hardly seen around the corridors of power. You will never find him in any government house because he believes that a true servant of God should be for all and not frolic around with politicians.
In the last three years, the man of God has received both national and international recognitions for his exemplary service to mankind. He was recently ranked amongst the most famous prophets in the history of mankind.
Born on June 12, 1963, in a rustic village of Arigidi in Akoko, Ondo state, Nigeria, Joshua is said to have spent 15 months in his motherâ€™s womb. His birth and early development is also said to be shrouded in mysteries after narrowly escaping a boulder from a nearby quarry which came crashing inches near him in his parentsâ€™ house. He attended St. Stephensâ€™ Anglican Primary School but failed to complete secondary school due to poverty. While in primary school, he was referred to as the small pastor and led evangelical activities. His ambition to join the Nigerian Army went crashing after the train that was to convey him developed fault along the way and left him stranded for six days.
Prophet T.B. Joshua also washed peopleâ€™s feet on the muddy corners of Lagos and worked as a poultry attendant to earn a living. His ministry, The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, alongside the Emmanuel TV Partners, has become synonymous with acts of charity, healing and humanitarian efforts across the globe. Two years ago he was listed among the worldâ€™s famous people by www.thefamouspeople.com.