Evelyn Joshua, the wife of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has been chosen to reign as the general overseer of the church, according to African News.
African News said elders of the church met and declared Evelyn the successor to the Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua.
The news outlet quoted a top aide of the deceased cleric as saying:
Someone must take charge immediately and give spiritual direction on the mode of service continuity. So much spiritual and financial efforts went into building SCOAN and it cannot just waste away.
Evelyn, who met T.B Joshua over 30 years ago, is said to have been serving as the second in command to her husband all along.
Evelyn, apart from being a preacher, also offers counseling to the church members
The two were married for 31 years and have three children until his death on June 5, 2021.
Recall that the preacher was reported to have died at 2 am on Sunday, June 6, with the cause of his death unknown.
His demise was officially announced through his church’s Facebook page on June 6.
T.B. Joshua Ministries wrote in a Facebook post:
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.
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.
It is reported that he walked out of a Saturday night sermon to take a little break but did not return to continue the mass.
Those in attendance only became aware of the situation when it took long without seeing the preacher return.
Upon a search at his apartment, he was found dead at 2 am.
Prophet Joshua will be buried in his church in Ikotun, Lagos State.