The Nigeria televangelist Temitope Balogun Joshua, one of Africa’s most popular televangelists who was known as T.B. Joshua died at 57.
Some of his believers claim the preacher already knew that he was to die soon.
The ruler of his hometown Oba Yisa Olanipekun told reporters that the preacher had prophesized his departure in his last sermon.
“If you listen to his last preaching two days ago, you will see that he already knew that he is ready to go,” said the Oba Yisa in line with the belief that TB Joshua prophesied his own death.
The preacher died at 2 am on Sunday, June 6 through the cause of his death is not known.
His death was officially announced through his church’s Facebook page The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on June 6.
“On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything — time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service,” T.B. Joshua Ministries wrote in a Facebook post.
“God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home — as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for.”