Senior Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as T.B Joshua, is the founder of Emmanuel Television and General Overseer, Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos. T.B Joshua was born in Arigidi-Akoko, Ondo state, now in the present Ekiti State on June 12, 1963.
His birth was foretold that he was not an ordinary child; that he was anointed from his mother’s womb. He spent 15 months in the womb before his birth. Not only that; a day before his naming ceremony, he miraculously survived a mishap that would have claimed his life. A blast from a quarry in the community had flung a large rock through the roof of where he was laid, but he was untouched.
T.B. Joshua started from nowhere, but yet has offered so much to uplift and deliver nations and her citizens across the globe. His journey is a humble story of how God raised a young man from a poverty-stricken home to lead a dynamic, multifaceted and global ministry that attracts millions worldwide to witness the reality of God’s power. T.B Joshua is happily married to Evelyn Joshua and is blessed with three children.
World over, Prophet T.B Joshua has trained people in different areas of specialization and human endeavour. He has equally helped built the capacity of youths. T.B Joshua laid the foundation of his charity in 1989, which has touched the lives of millions of people all over the World. What he does across the globe has enhanced the image of Nigeria in international scene.
According to Forbes Magazine, T.B Joshua and Emmanuel Television Partners have spent over two hundred million dollars on charity worldwide. He is a care-giver who found fulfillment in the joy of others. T.B Joshua has provided for the physically challenged, the aged, the orphans, widows, widowers, the needy, the helpless, the forgotten, the abandoned and the oppressed.
The less privileged ones have found succour in Prophet T.B Joshua. He built houses for the poor, gave free food and Medicare as well as paid school fees for indigent ones. Over twelve thousands students have been benefiting from his scholarship programme worldwide. Some of the students have bagged their B.Sc, Master’s and doctorate degrees in various fields of discipline. In addition, over two thousand staff are on his payroll in his ministry. This goes to show that T.B Joshua is a priceless jewel.
During the 2013 earthquake in Haiti, Prophet T.B Joshua sent a medical team to the affected areas. The team established a field hospital called “Clinique Emmanuel”. Countries such as India, Philippines and Ghana have also felt the philanthropic gesture of T.B Joshua during periods of natural disasters. Moreso, T.B Joshua and partners assisted victims of earthquake that struck Ecuador in 2016 by providing relief materials worth about five hundred million dollars.
Nigerians are also not left out in his humanitarian services. Those deported from various parts of the world have received succour and rehabilitation from the man of God, among so many other humanitarian gestures. Indeed, God has used T.B Joshua mightily to heal and deliver a lot of souls from bondage.
More so, T.B Joshua’s teachings are life changing. They refresh and transform destinies and prepare one for a very fulfilling, fruitful and rewarding experience with God’s words. Every segment of T.B Joshua’s sermon is brimmed with an effusion of divine revelation and power that transforms the lives and destinies of congregation and viewers all over the world.
Today, we, the partners, wise men, SCOAN Family and Admirers, celebrate your birthday. We pray that God, in His infinite mercy, will give you long life, strength and more anointing to continue the work of God to man worldwide. Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua (aka T.B Joshua), hearty cheers at 55. Once more, happy birthday and many happy returns. Better is not good enough, the best is yet to come.
WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER NWANNEKA