Evelyn Joshua, wife of the deceased Nigerian preacher and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), TB Joshua, is set to replace him as the head of the church.
1st News reports that the development has been ratified by the leadership of SCOAN.
Equally important, elders of SCOAN were reported to have met recently. They had risen from their meeting to declare Evelyn Joshua as the successor to the popular preacher, TB Joshua.
“Someone must take charge immediately and give spiritual direction on the mode of service continuity. So much spiritual and financial efforts went into building SCOAN and it cannot just waste away,’’ a top aide quoted by Africa News stated.
1st News reports that TB Joshua passed on recently in what went down as a shocking piece of news; especially to his huge religious following. Subsequently, his death had created aa vacuum at the helm of affairs which the church leaders have decided to fill.
Evelyn Joshua reportedly met the late preacher in 1990 when she came to Egbe to visit her sister.
She was said to have gone to meet him for counselling and spiritual guidance. However, TB Joshua proposed to her on the same day they first met after a 45-minute session.
Evelyn got married to the renowned preacher; a development that automatically made her second in command of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations.
The couple were married for 31 years until his death on June 5, 2021. The union produced three children. In addition to preaching, Evelyn Joshua is also believed to offer counselling to church members.
In his time, TB Joshua commanded a massive following. His ministry even attracted a number of world leaders and popular figures. He was renowned for healing various forms of ailments and for casting out demons from the possessed. However, he also had his fair share of critics; with many considering him a charlatan who relied on magical powers.
The late TB Joshua also endured a huge dose of cynicism from other Pentecostal church leaders in Nigeria; with Chris Okotie, leader of the Household of God Church International Ministries famously labelling him a wizard when he passed on.