Prophet TB Joshua is a renowned Nigerian televangelist and pastor. He is also a self-proclaimed prophet and as such, his services always attract huge number of people. While so much has been said about this man of God, quite a lot is not known about him, something that leaves many people to have diverse opinions about him. But who really is this man Prophet T .B Joshua? Well, here are the 10 Things You Didn't Know About TB Joshua and His Synagogue Church of All Nations Ministry.
1. He is one of the richest pastors in the world
T.B. Joshua has an estimated net worth of $10 million – $15 million making him one of the top 10 richest pastors in the world.
2. He has anointing water
Most SCOAN members have so much faith in this water. Many travel from far and wide to come get this water which they believe can work miracles like curing diseases.
3. He spent 15 months in his mother's womb
According to his biography, his birth was not ordinary as the pregnancy period of his mother passed the normal 9 months. He remained in his mother's womb for 15 months before he was born.
4. His birth was prophesied 100 years before he was born
On the SCOAN website, it is written that almost a hundred years prior to his birth, it had been prophesied that a young man would emerge from the poor Oosin quarters and that God would use him mightily.
5. He is married with three children
Joshua is married to Evelyn and they have three children. His first daughter's name is Sarah and she is apparently studying in the US for her Master's degree.
6. He owns a Football Club
My People FC is a Nigerian football club based in Lagos and founded by T.B. Joshua in 2009. It was established for the purpose of helping talented young footballers. Two players from this team played for the Nigeria's Golden Eaglets in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World cup.
7. He dines with presidents and senior government officials.
He enjoys cordial relationship with some of the well known leaders in the world who pays him courtesy calls quite often. This list includes Ghana's president John Atta Mills, former Nigeria's first lady Patience Goodluck Jonathan, former Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai among others. Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's former wife has also visited the church.
8. He accurately predicted President Bingu waMutharika's death
His latest and most famous prediction came in February of 2012 when he claimed that a certain African leader would pass away. A week before the incident occurred, Bingu Wa Mutharika, Malawian president died, prompting his followers to say it was evident the man was indeed a prophet.
9. He is a philanthropist
TB Joshua is very charitable. According to a report released by Forbes, the pastor has given away around US$20 million dollars in the last three years alone. Much of his contribution goes to healthcare, Rehabilitation of militants from Niger Delta and education.
10. He miraculously cheated death when he was 7 days old
When heI was born a lot of strange things happened. Seven days after he was born, he was told that he was put on a mat and a big stone nearly crushed him but he miraculously escaped.
"It was on the seventh day when they wanted to name me that they put me on the mat and a big stone flew from where they were drilling, pierced the roof where people were celebrating and landed where I was placed. But it missed me, narrowly. The stone is still being kept till now. Nobody has ever heard this story from me," TB Joshua explained.