Following the announcement of the death of the spiritual leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, flags on the premises of the Lagos-based church now fly at half-mast.
The clergy died yesterday, June 5, 2021, a week to his 58th birthday.
The church announced his death in a statement titled, ‘Prophet TB Joshua – June 12th 1963 to June 5th 2021’.
The cause of his death was not revealed, however, the statement said the clergyman spent his last moment on earth in the service of God.
“On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service.”
“God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for.
“As Prophet TB Joshua says, “The greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it”.
“Prophet TB Joshua leaves a legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom that is living for generations yet unborn.
“The Synagogue Church of All Nations and Emmanuel TV Family appreciate your love, prayers and concern at this time and request a time of privacy for the family.
“Here are Prophet TB Joshua’s last words: “Watch and pray.”
“One life for Christ is all we have; one life for Christ is so dear,” the statement read.
One of our correspondents, who is on the church premises, reports that hundreds of mourners continue to gather at the church gate in the Ikotun area of Lagos, as operatives of the Nigeria Police Force are on the ground to control traffic in the area.