Prophet TB Joshua Laid To Rest In Lagos (Photos/Videos)


Prophet TB Joshua Laid To Rest In LagosProphet Temitope Balogun Joshua, founder of Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN), has on Friday, July 9 been buried in Lagos state after a week of funeral rites.

He was laid to rest in his premises of his church, Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) located in Ikotun area of Lagos state.

It would be recalled that Joshua died after a church service at SCOAN on June 5 , few days to his 58 birthday anniversary.

His body was brought into the church premises during the lying-in-state service on Thursday.

Joshua’s ‘laying to rest’ activities tagged: ‘Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Prophet Joshua (1963 to 2021)’, was watched by many across the world.

On Friday, Joshua was buried within the church premises in the presence of family members and loved ones.

His widow, Evelyn; three children, Serah, Promise and Heart, disciples and family members witnessed the burial.

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Lagos counterpart who was represented by Olanrewaju Elegushi, wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Naomi Adeyeye, and Lagos state commissioner for home affairs, also graced the event.

Akeredolu visited the church alongside Lucky Aiyedatiwa, his deputy, to honour Joshua, an indigene of Ondo state.

Other dignitaries at the event include Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos commissioner of police; Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian association of Nigeria (CAN) who was represented by Biodun Sanyaolu, the general secretary of CAN.

However, other popular Nigerian mega-pastors were missing from the week of memorials, highlighting the frosty relationship he had with them.

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) previously described him as an “impostor” who belonged to a group of “occults” that had infiltrated Christianity.

Joshua was revered by people from around the world and tens of thousands of people attended his weekly services.

The charismatic preacher’s rise to prominence in the late 1990s coincided with the explosion of “miracle” programmes performed on Nigerian TV by various pastors.

His ministry professed to heal all manner of illnesses, including HIV/Aids and attracted people from around the world.

Known as the “Prophet” by his followers, he ran the Christian television station Emmanuel TV and often toured Africa, the US, the UK and South America.

Joshua came from a poor background and was brought up by his Muslim uncle following the death of his Christian father.

SCOAN shared pictures and photos of attendees on its official Facebook page.

See some of them below;

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