The Man In The Synagogue At 56

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General Overseer, Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), owners of Emmanuel TV Team, Prophet TB Joshua and wife, Evelyn

One of the hallmarks of truly great men and women is their ability to shine beyond the estimation of their adversaries, even in the most difficult of situations.

The distinguishing factor for such people is that even when they seem to fall, they get even stronger in spirit and never fail to forge ahead

From infancy the traits of greatness are always very clear to see in such people for those who can truly perceive.

For such people, a clear vision, dedication, commitment, hard work and an unwavering commitment to God is a defining virtue. It does not really matter what their background may look like, the unique goal they have set for themselves is always the driving force.

For those who God has obviously created for a mission and are able to realize that early enough, the grace to excel is ever present.

Indeed, for Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly called T.B. Joshua, his life and impact on humanity could be likened to great book, each with an interesting chapter. This is in view of the fact that this great man of God is many things personified-apostle of our Lord, Jesus Christ, hope to millions of hopeless people globally, teacher, chorister, philanthropist, author, father of millions, hope personified, succor bearer, friend of the poor, a gift to this generation and more.

His church, Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) singularly brought Ikotun-Egbe once considered a jungle to prominence on the world map due to its impact on that neighbourhood.

This is because it’s coming to that environment was such that the big and mighty across the globe started trooping to that axis for spiritual healing.

With this came a major boom for the economy of Ikotun and its environs as millions of businesses sprang up to key into the great opportunity.

Hotel and allied business received a major boost, earning millions of dollars due to large numbers of foreign visitors trooping into Nigeria from across the world.

It was not for nothing therefore when hoteliers shouted from the roof tops that government should save their businesses when some people tried to take advantage of the controversial building collapse at the church to pull down TB. Joshua. This is instructive. SCOAN, Joshua’s church is on record as “Nigeria’s biggest tourist attraction and the most visited destination by tourists in Africa”.

The Federal Government had in the recent past through the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) acknowledged that six out of every ten foreign travelers coming into Nigeria are synagogue-bound, raking millions of dollars into government coffers in the process. Using technology which has made his job very impactful, Joshua has continued to reach all the nooks and crannies of the world like never before.

His church’s television channel, Emmanuel T.V, through which he preaches undiluted word of God is the world’s most viewed channel on YouTube.

One of the striking things about this great preacher of the word is that, not only does he emphasize holiness, he is never tired of preaching about the importance of love and giving, which he says are essential messages of Jesus Christ.

He even takes it further by practical demonstration, which is exemplified in action from time to time in different parts of the world.

Even Joshua’s critics acknowledge that he has no doubt demonstrated that he is number one friend of the poor around this clime. From the abundance that God has given him, the Prophet has reached out to millions of people from far and near, most of whom are not members of his church.

He has even taken it further by making his members toe the same line of giving to the needy in the society.

According to him, this was a major message of our Lord Jesus Christ and needed to be done to give hope to hopeless in the society.

Aside this, Joshua continually teaches that there is love in sharing because whatever God has given us does not belong to us alone.

It is therefore not surprising that SCOAN distributes lorry loads of food stuffs regularly to the needy in different parts of the country.

Though he has his own share of challenges like every human being, this great televangelist is a man not ready to be consumed by negatives. This he clearly demonstrated as a child with what seemed like a hopeless future.

However, his strong conviction which was sharpened by his early connection with the Bible opened his eyes to the words of God and marked a major mile stone in his life.

This no doubt is one of the things that confounds his detractors as they never fail to wonder where he gets the strength to rise when they think he has fallen.

Even Forbes, the famous international magazine had in 2011 described Joshua as third richest pastor in Nigeria, though the church did well by debunking the report.

The magazine must have relied on the Prophet’s philanthropic activities which covers many areas including scholarship, health, sports and more as the basis for this. For instance, Joshua’s church was reported to have sponsored a Nigerian student for a PhD at Oxford University in 2012 to the tune of one hundred thousand pounds, same for thousands of others sponsored from primary to university levels, locally and internationally.

This was aside providing over five hundred thousand dollars worth of humanitarian aid to victims of earthquake in Ecuador in April, 2016. The Forbes report however has its positive side as the report suggests that Joshua has a huge financial war chest. The truth of it all is that Forbes was only acknowledging that Joshua was expending so much in an assignment he is carrying out so diligently.

Other widely respected international magazines have also named him among the world’s most influential personalities.

However, it is a thing of joy that nobody has linked him with purchasing private jets and needless show of wealth in a nation so blessed, but with so many poor people. Also, he has not claimed to be far more popular than anyone, though the local and international media will not let him rest because of his ever-growing popularity.

Curiously, this is a man who rarely travels out of Nigeria to other parts of the world, yet has his presence felt in far distant places and loved by many who have never come across him, thanks to technology.

Even though his Arigidi-Akoko birth place may not feel his physical presence, but the people take pride in his touching their lives through regular support over the years through infrastructural support.

T.B. Joshua’s story is that of grass to grace and his people are excited that he is making them proud around the world, a feat for which they cannot but thank God.  Indeed, what the T.B. Joshua story teaches us are multi-faceted.

First, his life teaches us that God is the ultimate decider of our fate and in Him we must put our hopes and aspirations. Even Joshua practically demonstrated this by getting closer to God, using the Bible as a compass to navigate his future at a tender age.

Secondly, when God elevated him, he remained level-headed and demonstrated practical teachings of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Thirdly and most importantly, he has raised and is still raising leaders of the word to join others in raising Godly men to the glory of God and benefit of mankind.As he celebrates yet another milestone, on June 12, 2019, here is wishing the man in the Synagogue, Prophet T.B. Joshua, a happy birthday.

– Umohinyang

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Tanzanian President congratulates TB Joshua on his 55th birthday!

Prophet T.B. Joshua welcomed at the airport by the President Johnn Magufili

Tanzania’s firebrand President John Magufuli is one of many dignitaries and world leaders who wished renowned Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua a happy 55thbirthday on June 12th 2018.

“Man of God, Rev T.B. Joshua, on behalf of my family, I extend my heartfelt wishes on your 55th birthday,” Magufuli wrote on his official Twitter account, which he uses sparsely.

“May the Almighty God bestow upon you exceeding Divine inspiration so that you can bring deliverance to more people and spread his fragrance across nations. Happy birthday to you,” he concluded in the message to his 432,000 followers.

Magufuli Tweet About TB Joshua

Magufuli Tweet About TB Joshua

The relationship between the Tanzanian leader and the Nigerian pastor goes back several years.

In 2011, Magufuli visited Joshua in Nigeria long before his ascendency to power, his son later testifying to being healed from a severe asthmatic condition on the trip.

The influential cleric then visited Tanzania in the aftermath of the 2015 elections, playing a reconciliatory role between Magufuli and opposition leader Edward Lowassa.

Since assuming power, Magufuli – known as the ‘Bulldozer’ – has garnered international attention for his dogged crackdown on corruption in the East African nation, winning several global awards in the process.

Tanzanian blogger ‘Millard Ayo’, who has one million subscribers on his YouTube channel, equally posted a video reporting Magufuli’s birthday message to T.B. Joshua and pictures of his visit to Tanzania in November 2015.

Ihechukwu Njoku – freelance journalist

Nigerian politicians should learn from T.B Joshua, says CD

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

…as group urges him not to relocate to Israel

General Secretary of the Campaign for Democracy, Evangelist Ifeanyi Odili, has tasked politicians in the country to borrow a leaf from the founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua, who as a cleric, has touched the lives of the common people more than any politician has ever done.

Odili, in a statement issued in Akure, Ondo State, to congratulate Joshua who turns 55 on June 12, said the man of God is a living example of the ideal Christian, as he is not given to vain words or undue material acquisition to the neglect of the suffering masses.

Applauding Joshua, the CD general secretary said, “As a pro-democracy activist and evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church, who is based here in Akure, I have taken time to study the lifestyle of Pastor T.B. Joshua and all his propagations and I have come to the conclusion that our politicians need to simply emulate him for Nigeria to advance.

“They should borrow a leaf, and even, many leaves from his humility, candour and fervency in the propagation of what he believes in, which is the gospel of Christ. As an indigene of Ondo State, who is based in Lagos, he has not neglected his home as he keeps empowering jobless youths and setting up various platforms for them to realise their dreams.

“He is not given to vain words and undue acquisition of material wealth to the detriment of the suffering masses. Initially, I thought his humanitarian gestures were limited to his home-state until I visited the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos and found out that for him, humanitarian service is a daily obligation.”

The activist, however, appealed to T.B. Joshua not to fully relocate to Israel as proposed, noting that the Nigerian society is enough task for him, and that only few of his type exist among men of God in the country.

“I believe the man of God can extend his activities to Israel as he is mandated to spread the gospel to all parts of the world, but he should not relocate completely from Nigeria, as this decadent society needs his type to shape public morality and encourage social service. For me, the type of T.B Joshua are very, very few in Nigeria,” Odili stressed.

Born on June 12, 1963 in Arigidi-Akoko, Ondo State, Joshua reportedly spent 15 months in his mother’s womb. He attended St. Stephens’ Anglican Primary School, Arigidi-Akoko, but failed to complete secondary school owing to poverty. While in primary school, he was referred to as ‘the small pastor’ as he led evangelical activities.

TB Joshua at 55: He Has Written His Name, Country In Gold – Frank

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Founder of the Lagos-based Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope B. Joshua, has been commended for his humanitarian work across the world even as he celebrate his 55 year birthday today, Tuesday, June 12.

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, who made the commendation said the international acclaimed prophet has not only written his name in gold but that of his country Nigeria.

In a statement released to celebrate the man of God on Tuesday, Comrade Frank, described Prophet TB Joshua as an inspirational leader whose influence cuts across tribe, class and even religion.

According to the Bayelsa born Politician, TB Joshua’s relentless efforts, sacrifices and the grace of God upon his life over the years has propagated the gospel around the world, organized large gathering of Christian worshipers and torched millions of lives across the world through his known humanitarian work.

“It is on record that God has been using Prophet Joshua to settle even political issues in some African countries which has brougth about peace and stability.

“In the recent years, this unique man of God, besides preaching the gospel, has also intervained in many occasions by providing food, shelters, health and educational services to complement the efforts of governments across the length and breath of Africa continent most especially.”

While calling on leaders at all levels to learn something about what he described as “exemplary life of Prophet Joshua”, Frank prayed to God that Nigeria get to have more of him.

“There is no doubt that our country urgently in need of more leaders like Prophet Joshua. Religious or political leaders who care about physical and spiritual living standard of citizenry.

“I will also called on government at all levels to celebrate and support the likes of Prophet Joshua for adding values, not only to their immediate environment and people but to the socio-economy development of the country and being a good ambassador of Nigeria, wherever he goes across the world.”

While congratulating him on his 55th birthday, Frank begged the Prophet not to consider relocation from Nigeria to another nation, saying the country and the people need more for of him.

T.B. Joshua: Celebrating God’s gift at 55

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Prophet T.B. Joshua deserves to be celebrated from different perspectives, especially at a time like this when the nation is passing through some kind of recession. 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 God’s ability to use the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. With just primary school education, the General Overseer of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations has established himself as a force to reckon with in God’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 succour. 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.

An uncountable number of people both Nigerians and foreigners have continued to benefit from his ministry’s milk of human kindness. Through his ministry’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. We have seen some Christian leaders who have rubbished their reputation because of money and partisan politics but Prophet Joshua prefers to empower the masses.

In the last two years, the man of God has received both national and international recognition for his exemplary service to mankind. He was recently ranked amongst the most famous prophets in the history of mankind. The ranking was contained in a publication by an America-based research organization – http://www.Ranker.com. According to the organization, the ranking was based on votes from over 250 million people worldwide. A statement on its website read, “From reputable, prominent, and well-known prophets to the lesser known prophets of today, these are some of the best professionals in the prophet field. If you want to answer the questions, “Who are the most famous prophets ever?” and “What are the names of famous prophets?” then you are in the right place.

The publication, which parades a total of 71 prophets named T.B. Joshua as number 13 in the world and number one in Africa followed by the late Joseph Ayo Babalola who occupies number 32 in the world and number 2 in Africa. Only these two prophets are named from Africa. The list included great biblical figures like Abraham, Moses, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Elisha, Micah and Paul the Apostle, amongst others. The publication describes Prophet T.B. Joshua thus, “Temitope Balogun Joshua (born June 12, 1963), commonly referred to as T.B. Joshua, is a Nigerian preacher. He is the leader of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a religious organization that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, Nigeria.

He has been awarded various accolades, notably receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian government in 2008 and being voted the Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet, Irohin Odua. He was recognised as one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines, The Africa Report and New African Magazine and also listed among world’s most famous prophets”.

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 mother’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 parents’ house. The name ‘Temitope’, meaning “what you (God) has done for me is worthy of thanks”. He attended St. Stephens’ 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 people’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 world’s famous people by www.thefamouspeople.com.

THE GUARDIAN

Birthday Wishes To Prophet T.B. Joshua

Birthday TB Joshua

Prophet T.B. Joshua

My Father, Mentor and Spiritual Leader….Happy Birth Day to you Prophet!

Your reign has continued to bring forth the fruits of God’s kingdom upon the surface of the earth.

Your life and ministry have remained a shining light to all of mankind irrespective of race, skin colour, religion beliefs and social class; your heart of Love and compassion for all is unparalleled.

To many of us out there who are fighting without but filled with fear within, your true story of grass to grace has remained a source of inspiration to us all.

May you leave long to continue your good works. More Power to your elbow Prophet!

God bless you Happy Birthday!

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