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TB Joshua, Nigeria’s controversial Pentecostal titan

TB Joshua, Nigeria’s controversial Pentecostal titan

THE controversial Nigerian televangelist, faith healer, and neo-Pentecostal pastor Temitope Balogun (TB) Joshua has died at the age of 57. He was the leader of Nigeria-based The Synagogue Church of All Nations. DION FORSTER, Associate Professor of Ethics and Head of Department, Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, Stellenbosch University Many will remember him, and his church, from the widely publicised 2014 tragedy in which 116 people died when a church building collapsed in Nigeria. His handling of the tragedy was problematic. He initially claimed that the building’s collapse was caused by a “strange aircraft”. Leaked audio recordings later suggested that he…
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The weeklong farewell to TB Joshua

The weeklong farewell to TB Joshua

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER  A candlelight ceremony has kickstarted a week-long funeral programme of popular Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua. Events that will culminate with Joshua’s burial began yesterday.  Joshua (57), the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died last month. The candlelight ceremony at the SCOAN will be followed by a 9-hour Tribute Service on July 6, which will be followed by a Service of Songs. Joshua will lie in state on July 8, from 11 am to 5 pm and will be interred on July 9.  On July 11, SCOAN and his family will host a thanksgiving service.…
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