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T.B Joshua Reveals Secrets

Popular man of God, Prophet T.B Joshua, General Overseer, The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has made a shocking revelation…

Prophet T.B Joshua

“I was born in a rustic village of Arigidi in Akoko, Ondo state, Nigeria; I spent 15 months in my mother’s womb. My birth and early development was said to be shrouded in mysteries after narrowly escaping a boulder from a nearby quarry which came crashing inches near me in my parents’ house hence the name ‘Temitope’, meaning “what you (God) has done for me is worthy of thanks.”

“I attended St. Stephens’ Anglican Primary School but failed to complete secondary school due to poverty. While in primary school, I was referred to as the small pastor and led evangelical activities. My ambition to join the Nigerian Army crashed after the train that was to convey me developed fault along the way and left me stranded for six days. I also washed people’s feet on the muddy corners of Lagos and worked as a poultry attendant to earn a living.”

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“My ministry, (The SCOAN), alongside the Emmanuel TV Partners, had today become synonymous with acts of charity, healing and humanitarian efforts across the globe. Two years ago I was listed among the world’s famous people by www.thefamouspeople.com

“My online presence boasts of 3,000,000 fans on Facebook and over 600,000 YouTube subscribers. The accolade, “Oprah of evangelism,” stems from the fact that I happen to be known as the most “popular pastor on YouTube’s.” And my Emmanuel TV is Africa’s largest Christian television network and the most subscribed Christian ministry channel on YouTube with videos amassing more than 240 million views.”

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“I have received several awards, notably Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) from the Nigerian government in 2008 and Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua.”

“I have also been named one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines, The Africa Report, and New African Magazine Forbes in 2011 named me Nigeria’s third-richest pastor, although the claim was immediately denied in a statement by my church.”

“Nonetheless The SCOAN has been described as “Nigeria’s biggest tourists attraction” and “the most visited destination by religious tourists in West Africa” with thousands of foreigners flocking to attend the church’s weekly services. Figures released by the Nigerian Immigration Service revealed that six out of every ten foreign travelers coming into Nigeria are bound for The SCOAN, a fact discussed in Zimbabwean parliament when addressing the economic potential of religious tourism.”

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“It was also reported in one of the National newspapers that “about two million local and inbound tourists” visit The SCOAN annually. The church’s popularity has led to an increase in flight routes to Lagos from several African countries.”

– Culled from VANGUARD