The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has described the death of the Founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Joshua, better known as Prophet TB Joshua as an eclipse in God's vineyard.
Adams in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi described the cleric’s death as a rude shock.
“I received the news of the death of my brother, Prophet TB Joshua with a heavy heart and deep sorrow, it is really devastating to hear such a sad news breaking like a wildfire. Prophet TB Joshua was an Iroko tree, an abode for many souls,” the statement read.
“The man of God has found favour in spreading the Gospel of God through his ministry. And according to the words of God from the Bible, the lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
"It is very difficult for me to come to terms with the reality of his death. It was a rude shock and very sad. Prophet TB Joshua lived and died for God. His life was a complete definition of God's generousity and philosophy. He was very humble, gentle and generous to a fault. His large-heartedness knows no tribe, colour, ethnicity, language or religion. He was simply a winner of souls, even spreading beyond the shores of Nigeria.
"He opened a new vista in religious tourism, and Nigeria earned a lot, in terms of foreign exchange from his accommodating spirit. With his death, there has been an eclipse in God's vineyard," he said.
Prophet TB Joshua, was a frontline Nigerian preacher and televangelist.
He was the founder of Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).
"Egbon lived a legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom that is living for generations yet unborn,” he added.
The popular cleric died on Saturday, 5th June, 2021 after an evening service. He was aged 57.
The cause of his death was not disclosed, but sources told Saharareporters he fell ill two days ago.
His body is believed to have been deposited at General Hospital in Isolo, Lagos.