So Who Is TB Joshua?
TB. Joshua is a Nigerian, pastor. Televangelist. And philanthropist. He. Is the leader and founder of the synagogue, Church, of All Nations Scone, a Christian, organization, which. Runs the Emanuel, TV television station. From Lagos Nigeria. TB. Joshua was, born on the 12th of June 1963. At, our GD on those, state nigeria. Currently. He is almost, 56. Years he. Resides in Lagos, in Nigeria. TB. Joshua is a Nigerian, by, birth and, citizenship. His. Net worth is between ten, million dollars, to fifteen million dollars, according. To Forbes. 2011. TB. Joshua got, married to Eva and Joshua in 1990. And they are going strong they. Have three children his. Eldest, daughter Sarah. Joshua, is a graduate, from the London School of Economics Department. Of. Law and she was called to the bar in Nigeria. In December. 2015. His. Second, daughter, promised. Joshua, is studying, politics, and international relations. Also. At the London School of Economics. TB. Joshua is known for his popularity, across, Africa, and Latin America and, his social, media presence. With about 3.5. Million fans on Facebook, his. YouTube channel emanuelle. TV has, over 1.2, million YouTube subscribers and. Over, 4.2. Million views, and it is the world's most viewed, Christian, ministry, on the platform, Google. Ranked, one of Emanuel, TV's YouTube videos, as, the fourth most viewed, clip ever within Nigeria. Described. As the Oprah, of evangelism. And YouTube's. Most, popular, pastor, Emmanuel, TV. Is among the world's largest Christian. Television, networks. TB. Joshua has been awarded various, accolades notably. Receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic by, the Nigerian, government, in, 2008. And being, voted the Europe a man of the decade by, pan Europe a media outlet era he nod woo he. Has been called one of Africa's, 50, most influential, people, by, the pan-african magazine. The Africa, report and the new African, magazine, as, of. 2011. According. To Forbes, TB, Joshua was Nigeria's. Third richest, pastor, although, the claim was immediately, denied, in a statement by the church he. Is known to be controversial. And, was even blacklisted. By the government, of Cameroon, in, 2010. According. To tibi, Joseph's, official biography. Unusual. Circumstances. Surrounded, his birth he. Says that 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 it. Is also alleged that tibi, Joshua's, birth was prophesied. 100. Years earlier. TB. Joshua then, known as Varro Geun Francis, attended. St. Stephen's, Anglican, Primary, School in, our JD in, a cocoon Northwest, Nigeria. Between. 1971. And, 1977. But, failed to complete, one year of secondary school, education, in. School, he, was known as small, pasta, because, of his love for the Bible he. Worked in various, casual, jobs after, his children, had ended including. Carrying chicken, waste to the 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 on, route to the Military Academy. TB. Joshua wrote, that, in my heavenly vision he had received divine anointing. And a covenant from God to start his ministry. Following. This TB. Joshua founded. The ministry organization. The synagogue, Church, of All Nations school. According. To the organization. More, than 15,000. Members attend, its weekly Sunday, service, visitors. From outside Nigeria. Are accommodated. In the accommodation. Blocks constructed. At the church. The. Guardian reported, that the, school attracts, more weekly, attendees, than the combined, number of visitors, to Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, the. Scones popular, services, have also resulted in an enormous boost for local businesses, and hoteliers. Despite. TB Joshua's, popularity. The, church only has a branch, in the country, of Ghana TB. Joshua stating. That it is not yet time for him to have branches. Worldwide as it will be too much for his character. The. Scone has been described, as Nigeria's.
Biggest, Tourist, 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, indicated. That six, out of every ten foreign, travelers, coming into Nigeria. Are bound for the scone a fact, discussed, in Zimbabwean. Parliament, when addressing the economic, potentials. Of religious, tourism. This. Day newspapers. Reported, that about. Two million local, and inbound tourists. Visit, the scone annually, the. Church's, popularity. Has led to an increase in flight, routes to Lagos from several African, countries in. 2013. TB. Joshua's, contribution. To Nigeria's, religious, tourism was, highlighted, when he hinted at the possibility of. Relocating. His ministry, to Israel, during a Sunday service, the. Announcement, proved controversial. With, several prominent Nigerians. Urging, him, remain in the country citing. The economic, setbacks, Nigeria. Would likely experience. Through his potential, relocation. Skin. Cleanse regular, occurrences, of divine, miracles. Several. Hundred, Nigerians. And international. Visitors come, to the scone each week to, register, for the prayer lines where. The visitors, are prayed over by TB Joshua, scone. Has published, numerous videos. Claiming. To document, the healing of incurable, disabilities. And the illnesses such, as HIV, AIDS blindness. And open wounds. Spiritual. Healing at the scone has been the subject of several media, reports, including. A mention, in Time magazine, an Associated. Press interview, and an article by foreign policy, detailing. The tendency, of Nigerians. To seek spiritual, helped you to insufficient, medical, facilities. The. Huge, debate, was third within Nigeria, when, the father of abducted. Schoolgirl, his whore uru stated. His intention, to take his daughter to TB Joshua for, prayers following, her release. Similarly. A leaked, report stating, the intention, of Nigeria's. Embattled, former, petroleum, minister, Dasani. Allison, matariki, to, visit TB Joshua for spiritual, support in her battle against, breast cancer, elicited. Controversy. Many. Have also claimed, to be healed through anointing, water which, has been prayed over by TB Joshua and given, to those who are unable to physically, attend, his church in Lagos, others. Claimed they were protected, from deadly incidents. Because they had the water with him in. 2013. Four, people died in a stampeding, TB Joshua scone, Ghanaian branch when, an unadvertised, service, drew huge crowds far. Beyond the church's, capacity. Bringing. Ghana's, capital city. Accra. Almost. To a standstill. Joshua also, made headlines when. He claimed that his anointing, water could cure the deadly disease Ebola. He. Subsequently, sent, four thousand, bottles of the water alongside. A cash, gift, of fifty thousand dollars, to the Ebola, stricken, nation. Of Sierra Leone, this. Came after they got state health officials, visited. TB Joshua requesting. Him to publicly discourage. Ebola, victims, from visiting, his church for prayers the.
Sierra Leonean. Politician. Later, claimed the war to help stop, the spread of the disease and cured, several, Ebola victims. Scone. Is also known for the purported, deliverance, of those allegedly, possessed, by evil spirits during, its services. Strange. Occurrences. Have been reported. During these deliverance. Prayers, including. The case of a South African girl. Who, allegedly, cried, blood and a Liberian man who, began behaving, like a dog, a young. Man allegedly delivered. From the homosexual. Demon at the scone also, attracted, widespread media, attention as, did the transformation, of a Paraguayan, transvestite. After. Deliverance. Those, involved, often confessed, the atrocities, which the evil spirit, allegedly, pushed them to engage in, such, as prostitution, armed. Robbery internet. Fraud and human, trafficking. The. Wife of a Ghanaian, goalkeeper. Richard, Kingson, was delivered, of an evil spirit which was supposedly behind, her husband's, inability. To procure, a contract. Notable. Ghanaian, human, rights lawyer equivalents. And an you claimed, that he was delivered, from a spiritual, problem for. Similarly, Ghanaian. Musician, Deniz, Williams, said, she was delivered, from a demon that had pushed her to become a drug addict, and suicidal. Veteran. Nigerian. Nollywood actress, camilan. Berry was, also said to have been delivered, at the scone. Popular. Hollywood actor, Jimmy yaki also, said he received deliverance, at the scone and the video of the event subsequently. Going, viral. A video. Of bikini an Olympic, athlete mercy. Cheer enou receiving. Deliverance, through tibi Joshua's, prayers, attracted. Widespread attention. In Kenya she. Subsequently, testified. In the company of her husband, how the evil spirit had negatively, affected, her young marriage, and career, although. TB, Joshua ready goes abroad he has traveled to Korea Singapore. Indonesia. Australia. Colombia. Mexico, Peru. And Paraguay. To hold, Crusades. He. Also visited, Israel, to, receive a humanitarian. Award from Zika and visit, biblical, sites. His. Miracle, crusade, in Cali Colombia, in, July, 2014. Was. Allegedly, attended, by, 100,000. People and held, in the Estadio olímpico Pascal, Guerrero, he. Additionally held, a meeting with carly's, police force giving, a donation of. $100,000. To support, the families, killed or injured in the course of their duties. The. Scone is involved, in extensive. Humanitarian. Projects, worldwide a, Forbes. Blogger estimated. That TB. Joshua has spent twenty million dollars, on charitable, activities. Several. Media reports, show the church has donated, large amounts, of money in, order to help orphans widows.
Elderly. Physically. Challenged, and destitute. There. Is also a rehabilitation. Program for militants, from Nigeria's. Volatile, Niger Delta region. Repentant. Armed robbers and sex, workers who came to the church for deliverance. TB. Joshua allegedly. Joins. His team in several, of the humanitarian, journeys. They undertake, two less privileged, communities. TB. Joshua has come to the aid of several communities. In distress, notably. Providing, two transformers. To a local community, after theirs was burnt beyond, repair he. Donated over 26, million naira towards, restoring, electricity. And putting. An end to over two years of power outage. For councils, in a cool area ovando, state also. He, has additionally, made, several large donations. To the police force, in Nigeria, Ghana, and Colombia. The. Scone has a scholarship program which. Caters, for the academic, needs of students, in their thousands, ranging. From primary, to tertiary, education, in. 2012. TB. Joshua sponsored. A Nigerian, student, doing, a PhD, in Oxford, University. With Nigerian. Media, reporting, she received, one hundred thousand, pounds from the church he. Also gave, a scholarship, to a young Mott Swan at a study at Harvard Law School in, America. After. The 2010. Haiti earthquake, TB. Joshua sent, a team of medical personnel, and humanitarian. Workers, to the affected, area, establishing. A field hospital called, Clinique y Emanuel. Additionally. He, sent supporter, nations such as Philippines. India. And Ghana in the wake of very natural, disasters. The. Emanuel, TV team also, assisted, victims, of the earthquake that struck the, nation of Ecuador in, April, 2016. Providing. Over five hundred thousand. Dollars worth of humanitarian aid. TB. Joshua funded. The building and running, of a school in Lahore Pakistan. Named. Emanuel, school he. Also rebuilt, a school in a rural area destroyed. By the, 2016. Ecuador earthquake, traveling. To ecuador for the opening of the school in June. 2017. Several. Groups of Nigerians. Attempting. Illegal, travel to Europe through Libya have been supported, at the scone following. Their deportation from, the north african nation with, only the clothes on their backs. Stories. Of the harsh conditions they. Encountered. And TB. Joshua's, subsequent, assistance, made, headlines, in several, local newspapers. In 2008. TB, Joshua started. A football, club my people have seen as, part of efforts to help the youth two. Members of the team played, for Nigeria's, golden, eaglets in the 2009.
FIFA Under-17 World, Cup. Sain. Emmanuel. Who, apparently, lived in the scone for several years was, Nigeria's. Top scorer, and the tournament's, Most Valuable Player. Emmanuel. And his colleague a journey, of Nazi signed, professional. Contracts. With the SS Lazio on, RC, a key player for the Nigerian senior. Team the, Super Eagles. WBO. International. Light middleweight, boxing. Champion, King, David's, alumna who said, that TB, Joshua has financially. Supported, him throughout his career and purportedly. Prophesied. That he would be a world boxing champion. TB. Joshua was, involved, in the meeting of the family of the late President, of Liberia, Samuel. Doe with, the former warlord, Prince Johnson, who, was responsible. For those death, during. This meeting the family, publicly, forgave Johnson, who said it was through TB, Joshua's, prayers that, he stopped drinking alcohol and, turned, to Christianity. In, recognition. Of his humanitarian. Activities he, was awarded a national honour by, the Nigerian, government, in 2008. As well as, receiving, a letter of appreciation from. The United, Nations he. Was further honoured as an ambassador, of peace by, the our Youth Forum a predominantly. Muslim, organization. As well, as being recognized, with an award of excellence by. Zika Israel. As primary, rescue, and recovery voluntary. Service. Scum. Claims that TB Joshua has successfully, predicted. Events, in the lives of individuals, who attend, his church services. As well, as worldwide, events, including. A purported prophecy. Of Michael, Jackson's, death and the outcome of two African, Cup of Nations final. Matches, which, were won by Zambia. And Nigeria. Respectively. He, has been voted by the public among the most famous prophets. His. Prophecy, about the impending, death, of an African president, was, widely reported in, African, Press, tibi. Joshua's, followers, believed the prophecy, concerning the, former president, of Malawi been boomer the writer who, died in 2012. Aged, 78. False. Rumors, spread using, tibi, Joshua's, name are known to have caused widespread panic, in communities, affected, sporting. Events music. Concerts, and led, people to stop using social, networks. When. Hams RAL Mustapha, the chief security officer, of, former Nigerian, President, Samuel. Bachi was, released after eleven, years of imprisonment, his, first port, of call was, to tibi Joshua's, Church in acknowledgment. Of a prophecy, TB, Joshua allegedly. Gave. Him when Abacha was still, in power. Skin', released a video claiming, that TB, Joshua predicted. The Malaysian Airlines. Mh370. Event. The. Prophecy, received, a lot of attention on, social media, and its accompanying YouTube. Video, amassed over 1 million views. Several. Terrorist, attacks, perpetrated, by Isis, al Qaeda affiliates. And al-shabaab. Militants have. Allegedly, been predicted.
By TB Joshua including. The November. 2015. Paris, attacks the, Gary say University. College, attack in Kenya the, you agog Dougal Hotel siege in Burkina, Faso and the. 2016. Brussels, bombings, it. Is also claimed, that he predicted the Boston bombing attacks in America. Tbh, Joshua's, alleged prophecy, in April. 2016. That, an impending terror, attack would befall Ghana make, national headlines in. The West African nation and, led, the National, Police to issue a statement, calling. For the general public to be calm and vigilant. 600. Foreigners, reportedly, cancel their visits to Ghana in the wake of the statement, days. Later a captured. Malian, terrorist confessed. That his group had planned to target, Ghana. TB. Joshua incorrectly. Predicted, that, Hillary Clinton, would win the, 2016. US election. After. This prophecy, failed to materialize. With, Donald Trump winning the election, TB, Joshua stated. That he was referring to Clinton's, win in the popular, vote and any. Misinterpretation. Was due to a lack of spiritual. Understanding a. Video. Of TB, Joshua predicting. The military, of an undisclosed. Southern, African, nation, embarrassing. Killing, or capturing, a president, or vice president or. The first lady of the nation surfaced, on social media. After the statement which, was made and recorded in August, 2014. Was. Interpreted. As a prophecy, of the 2017. Coup, against, President Robert. Mugabe. Notable. Visitors, to scone have included, the late Ghanaian, president, john, nevins a Tamils South, Africa's, Winnie Mandela, PFF. Leader Julius. Malema the, Zulu King goodwills. Well tini former. Malawi and President, Joyce, Banda. Zimbabwean. Prime minister Morgan. Tsvangirai and, the late Zambian, President, Frederick. Chiluba who, once stated that he watched Emmanuel, TV daily. Tanzanian. President, John, magufuli. Visited. The scone in 2011. Days. To his inauguration in, November. 2015. TB, Joshua visited, Tanzania where, he met magufuli who, received, him at the airport the outgoing president jakaya, karate. And opposition. Leader, Edward low water his. Visit caused a media storm in Tanzania, even, though he did not publicly, appear, at the inauguration. Nigeria's. Former, President, Goodluck, Jonathan. Visited. The scone in September. 2014. Following. The tragic, building collapse of a guesthouse within, the church premises. After. Jonathan, conceded, defeat the Muhammadu, Buhari in, Nigeria's. Historic. 2015. Elections, TB, Joshua, controversially. Claimed he had warned, him of his impending electoral, defeat an assertion, later, corroborated. By one of Jonathan's, aides a. BBC. Africa. Journalist, once, questioned, whether TB, Joshua was the most powerful man in Africa due, to his alleged influence, in the African, political sphere. Days. After, the late John Atta Mills became President. Of Ghana in. 2009. His, first port, of call was, TB, Joshua's, church for, a Thanksgiving service. Where he revealed the TB, Joshua had, accurately, prophesied. His ascension, to power and, specific. Details relating. To his narrow victory, over Nana a coup fado, TB. Joshua was a regular, visitor to the country, of Ghana during. At a Mills early presidency. And allegedly. Organized, prayer, warriors to be praying in the useful castle. TB. Joshua's, much publicized, prophecy, concerning, the, death of Malawi, and president, Vinko Methot Rica guard, of intense, media attention and was, subsequently, the subject, of a Malawian government, inquiry, as his successor. Joyce, Banda is a devotee, of TB, Joshua, Banda. Claim TB, Joshua's, prayers healed, her husband, after, he suffered a stroke and regularly. Visited, TB, Joshua in Nigeria, while, she was head of state. TB. Joshua played, the role of a peacemaker in the aftermath, of the Tanzanian, elections, in 2015. Visiting, the country to meet and hold, reconciliatory. Talks, with President John magufuli a member, of his church and, opposition. Leader Edward. Low water. Commentators. Acknowledged, that his visit, significantly. Reduced. Tensions in the country after the elections, which, the opposition, party, alleged were fraught with irregularities. Joshua, was a key influence, in former, Liberian warlord, senator. Prince, Johnson's, decision, to, endorse the candidacy, of George where for, president, in the, 2017. Liberian. Elections, his. Endorsement. Came days after the, two were spotted publicly, together in the scone a visit, that caused a media storm, in Liberia, where's. Main opponent, and current. Vice president, Joseph, Burke, I also, allegedly. Requested, to visit TB Joshua in lieu of the elections. The. Man who L TV the. Scone television, station. Broadcasts. 24, cents, it's. Sunday services. At broadcast, like TB. Joshua's, programs, also air weekly on a number, of local television stations. Across Africa, it. Debuted, on TS TV and go TV in November. 2015. As, where the Star Times in February. 2016. In. Its profile, on TB Joshua the, BBC, described, him as Nigeria's.
Best-known. Televangelist. A. Ghanaian. Psychiatrist. In the UK, was, controversially. Sacked from the NHS, after, recommending, Emanuel TV, to a patient, with a history of satanic, abuse, although, later cleared of any wrongdoing by, a tribunal. Emanuel. TVs motto is changing. Lives changing, nations. Changing. The world the. Station, is also known for its catchphrase. Distances. Not a barrier encouraging. Viewers to pray along with TB Joshua by touching the screen, there. Are several claims, of people receiving, miraculous. Healing, through these prayers, including. Popular, Hollywood actress, Tonto, DK who said tibi Joshua's, prayers ended, her 14, years smoking, addiction. TB. Joshua has earned the reputation for, not focusing, on the prosperity, gospel and, the manual, TV is known as one of the few Christian, channels, that does not engage in fundraising. On-air. TB. Joshua has many critics, and is, known to be controversial. He, has been publicly condemned, by several, prominent pastors. Within Nigeria, his, most vocal critic being passed to Crystal, County who described, him as the son of the devil the, Christian, Association of, Nigeria, and Pentecostal. Fellowship. Of Nigeria. Have both acknowledged, TB, Joshua is not a member of either organization. And denounced, him as an impostor. Enoch. Attaboy, David. Loy depo, a oryx Asia for poor, letter for Asian and Mathew, ashy mallalieu. Are, among, the pastors, who publicly denounced. TB Joshua as, did this graced American, mega church leader, Ted, Haggard. TB. Joshua was blacklisted. By the government, of Cameroon, in, 2010. And turned, the son of the devil, rumours, of a visit by TB Joshua to Zimbabwe. In, 2012. Led, to an intense national. Debate, culminating. With pastors, and politicians strongly. Objecting. A. Popular. Ghanaian witch doctor, said he went to the Vatican City, to, report TB. Joshua to Pope Francis, for, his false, prophecies. In. 2011. Several. Media, houses in the UK reported. That at, least three people in London with HIV, died. After, they stopped taking life-saving. Drugs on the advice of their pastors, the. HIV, prevention, Charity. African. Health policy, network believed. That the scum may be one of those involved, in such practices although.
The Free in question, have no demonstrate, will link to the scone the. BBC, quoted the scone as saying no we, do not ask people to stop taking their medication on. The. 14th, of September. 2015. It. Was reported that TB, Joshua secretly, purchased the 60 million dollars, Gulfstream. G550. Private. Jet these. Rumors, were dismissed, as fall of spy Amelia aid of TB Joshua. A self-confessed. Member. Of the Islamic sect, Boko, Haram came, to the school in March, 2014. Allegedly. With plans to bomb the church, according. To him it was TB Joshua's, prayers that prevented, the plan and later, compelled, him to confess. The. Subsequent, clip, of the confession, went viral on, YouTube, and proved, very controversial. A group. Known as that movement, for accountability, and, good governance, has, called for the investigation. Of the incident based. On the claims that were made on. The 12th of September. 2014. A guesthouse, collapsed. In the school's premises, in, Lagos killing, at least. 115. People, 84. Of them South Africans. Controversy. Has continued, to swirl around the circumstances. That led to the collapse with, the former Nigerian, Minister of Aviation, Femi, fani-kayode II. Alleging. Nigeria's. Intelligence. Agencies, blew up the building, in. March. 2016. The president, of Malawi Peter, muta Rika attacked, TB, Joshua is a false prophet, for allegedly, predicting, his impending, death, his. Comments, were condemned, by the evangelical. Association of. Malawi, especially. As there was no record of the purported prediction. Nigeria's. Premium, Times newspaper, stated. That TB. Joshua, incorporated. A company called, Shaolin, consultancy. Limited in the British Virgin Islands. In June. 2006. Based, on reports, stemming, from the Panama papers leak, TB. Joshua immediately. Denied his involvement stating. On Facebook, I am NOT a businessman, and have, no business whatsoever. What. God has given me is more than enough, a, prominent. Nigerian. Muslim cleric, Sheikh, Hasina, use of mob era threatened. To drag TB, Joshua to court for, describing, Jesus. Christ as God. Thanks. For watching, please. Comment like, share, and, subscribe.