The Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Joshua, better known as Prophet TB Joshua, died on the way to the hospital, media reports have confirmed.
“He conducted a service yesterday evening. He had been sick for two days. He decided to go to the hospital after the evening programme. He died on the way to the hospital,” a source told media.
The church and his family have not officially announced his death. He was 57. Joshua was born on June 12, 1963, in Arigidi, Akoko axis of Ondo State, Nigeria. Plans were underway for his 58th birthday, which is six days away.
News of his demise became a trend on social media in the early hours of Sunday as many Nigerians took turns to mourn the late prophet.
The cause of his death was not immediately disclosed, but sources told media he fell ill two days ago. His body is believed to have been deposited at General Hospital in Isolo, Lagos.
TB Joshua’s megachurch runs the popular Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, followed by many Christians worldwide.
Joshua is famous across Africa, Europe and America. His YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over 1,000,000 subscribers and was the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on the platform before it was suspended.
Last year, President Salva Kiir Mayardit dispatched a special invitation to Prophet TB Joshua to come to South Sudan for prophetic intervention of peace.