One year after the demise of Temitope Babatunde Joshua, known as TB Joshua, followers of the late charismatic preacher on Sunday thronged the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun, Lagos, to celebrate his legacies.
The event, also attended by followers from diverse foreign nations, was filled with nostalgia of glamorous and spirit-filled worship in the people, as it was during the days of TB Joshua.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos reports that the church before now has been operating low-key since the passing on of the founder, in honour of the departed preacher and philanthropist.
The first memorial anniversary service had the theme: “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Prophet TB Joshua”.
It featured some Nigerian celebrities including popular comedian Ali Baba, K C Brown, and Tee Mac who entertained people.
Many foreign gospel ministers who also attended the service included Pastor Freyle from Colombia, William Ghaltas from Bethlehem, Obispo Elvis from the Dominican Republic, and Trevor Williamson and his wife from the Bahamas.
Others included Bernard Mulder of South Africa and Steven Ogedengbe from Nigeria.
In his welcome remark at the event, Mr Williamson asked the worshippers to celebrate for ” TB Joshua is not dead, but lives on.
“Since the day he exited to the higher realm, he has continued to appear to me in dreams with messages of upliftment to the congregation. He is with the Lord resting for the mission he accomplished here on earth. He is in heaven advocating for you, therefore, be happy and worship God in its true sense.
“His legacy, faith, and good works while here speaks volume of a prophet anointed by God to save and serve the people at the global level,” he said.
He thanked the leadership of the church especially the wife of the late founder and president of SCOAN, Evelyn Joshua, for keeping faith with the church.
He affirmed that the church would continue the spiritual warfare against demons, deliverance, and humanitarian works aside from other services to the people.
He added that those services were what the church was known for as the prophet’s legacy.
Phillip Kato, a SCOAN worshipper, told NAN that to him, the presence of TB Joshua was still very much in the Synagogue.