I Met Him Sitting On Chair, Unconscious—Prophet T.B Joshua’s Wife Recounts His Last Moments
Evelyn Joshua, the wife of Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as T.B. Joshua, has disclosed the incident leading up to his death.
Speaking with some select journalists on Sunday, June 6, she said her husband, the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations “ended his race prayerfully.”
She revealed that the televangelist spent about three hours in prayer before the last service on the mountain and appeared to be very healthy.
She said he never showed any sign of illness or worry and that his main concern was about the prayer line they offered to Indians against the COVID-19 pandemic.
She said, “Afterward, he came up to shower and I left him to have some time to prepare for service as worship had started.
“Few minutes later, he stepped out for ministration. While ministering, he spoke about a time to come and time to leave. His statements were spiritual and suddenly, he left the stage and went to his inner chambers.
“I waited (for) a few minutes and thereafter decided to check on him. I met him sitting on the chair like someone reflecting but unconscious. I quickly beckoned on his disciples who came and tried to revive him to no avail. Of a truth, he went home to be with the Lord and left us with a message, watch and pray.”
SaharaReporters had on Sunday reported how Prophet TB Joshua died on the way to the hospital.
“He conducted a service yesterday evening. He had been sick for two days. He decided to go to the hospital after the evening programme. He died on the way to the hospital,” a source had told SaharaReporters.
He was 57.
Joshua was born on June 12, 1963, in Arigidi, Akoko axis of Ondo State. Plans were underway for his 58th birthday, which is six days away.
News of his demise trended on social media in the early hours of Sunday as many Nigerians took turns to mourn the late prophet.
The cause of his death was not immediately disclosed, but sources told SaharaReporters he fell ill two days ago. His body is believed to have been deposited at General Hospital in Isolo, Lagos.
TB Joshua’s mega church runs the popular Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, followed by many Christians worldwide.
Joshua is famous across Africa, Europe and America. His YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over 1,000,000 subscribers and was the world's most viewed Christian ministry on the platform before it was suspended.
He is well known for his controversial prophecies such as the Ghana terror attack, US presidential election, coronavirus and his influence in African politics.
He recently predicted Nigeria would remain one despite instability in different parts of the country. He recently wrote on his Facebook page about plans to celebrate his 58th birthday.