T B Joshua Biography - Temitope Balogun Joshua founder of the ministry organization The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) (born June 12, 1963 in Arigidi, Nigeria), commonly referred to as Tb Joshua, is a Christian minister, televangelist and faith healer. popularly known as T B Joshua, who runs a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV, Emmanuel tv live available on satellite and on the Internet via the Streaming Faith broadcast portal
Prophet Tb Joshua is also a notable humanitarian, providing aid to minorities and the underprivileged on national and international levels
. He has been awarded various accolades, notably receiving the National Honor of OFR by the Nigerian government in 2008, He is recognized as one of Africa’s 50 most influential people.
The prophet is also known for his popularity across Africa and his online presence, with close to 600,000 fans on Facebook and hundreds of YouTube videos which have proved controversial and amassed thousands of views.
According to Tb Joshua‘s official biography, unusual circumstances surrounded his birth. It is claimed he spent 15 months in his mother’s womb and narrowly avoided death after a quarry explosion near his house sent rocks through its roof just seven days after his birth.
Tb Joshua attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School in Arigidi-Akoko, Nigeria between 1971 and 1977, but failed to complete one year of secondary school education. In school, he was known as “small pastor” because of his love for the Bible.
He worked in various casual jobs after his schooling had ended, including carrying chicken waste at a poultry farm. He organized Bible studies for local children and attended evening school during this period.
Tb Joshua attempted to join the Nigerian military but was thwarted due to a train breakdown that left him stranded en route to the military academy.
His ministry have suffered criticisms both from fellow minsters, the Press and even those who claimed to be his followers but have taken a walk out of his church. Some will even boldly accuse of diabolical in all things he does.
In 2002, a newspaper carried that Pastor Chris Okotie called him a ritualist who killed his mother.