TB Joshua Ranked Among Most Famous Prophets In History

Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, Founder and General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, [SCOAN] has been ranked as one of the most famous prophets in history by an American based website www.RANKER.com.

Ranker is a leading digital media company for opinion-based, crowdsourced rankings on just about everything.

According to information on www.ranker.com, it says “we put the power in the hands of our audience to answer debates on topics including pop culture, sports, politics, brands and lifestyle and sing Ranker’s unique technology, those lists become definitive rankings based on the “wisdom of the crowd.”

Based in Los Angeles with a sales office in New York, Ranker was founded in 2009 by CEO Clark Benson. AQuantcast Top 100 sites and attracts more than 20 million monthly unique visitors and is growing by more than 50 per cent year-over-year.

Ranker’s lists and opinion data are regularly cited in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Mashable, Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, and USA Today, among many others. The company is VC-backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Ventures, Siemer / Wavemaker Ventures, Lowecase Capital, Bullpen Capital and various angels.

Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua was born on June 12, 1963, a Christian minister, televangelist and faith healer. He is leader and founder of the ministry organisation The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, which runs a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV.

He has been awarded various accolades, notably receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic [OFR] by the Nigerian Government in 2008 and was voted the Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua.

He was recognised as one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines The Africa Report and New African Magazine and listed among the world’s most famous people by the website thefamouspeople.com.

Joshua is known for his popularity across Africa and his online presence, with 2,000,000 fans on Facebook and hundreds of YouTube videos and amassed millions of views.

According to Joshua’s official biography, unusual circumstances surrounded his birth. He says he spent 15 months in his mother’s womb and narrowly avoided death after a quarry explosion near his house sent rocks through its roof just seven days after his birth.

Joshua, then known as Balogun Francis attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School in Arigidi-Akoko, Nigeria between 1971 and 1977 but failed to complete one year of secondary school education according to Wikipedia.

But in school, he was known as “small pastor” because of his love for the Bible. He worked in various casual jobs after his schooling had ended, including carrying chicken waste at a poultry farm.

He organised Bible studies for local children and attended evening school during this period. Joshua attempted to join the Nigerian military but was thwarted due to a train breakdown that left him stranded en route to the military academy.

Joshua wrote that in a heavenly vision, he had received divine anointing and a covenant from God to start his ministry.

Following that vision, Joshua founded the ministry organisation, The Synagogue, Church of All Nations [SCOAN] with only a handful of members.

According to the organisation, more than 15,000 members attend its weekly Sunday service; visitors from outside Nigeria are accommodated in the accommodation blocks constructed at the church before the recent incident that left several people dead.

The Guardian of London also recently reported that The SCOAN attracts more weekly attendees than the combined number of visitors to Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.

The SCOAN’s popular services have also resulted in an enormous boost for local businesses and hoteliers and most visited destination by religious tourists in West Africa.

Despite Joshua’s popularity, the church only has a branch in Ghana, Joshua stating that “it is not yet time” for him to have branches worldwide as “it will be too much for my character”.

Several hundred Nigerians and international visitors come to the SCOAN each week to register for the prayer lines where the visitors are prayed over by Joshua. SCOAN has published numerous videos of healing of incurable disabilities and illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.

For the church, medical reports are a prerequisite for prayer for any health-related ailment in an attempt to authenticate the miracles.

Spiritual healing at The SCOAN has been the subject of several media reports, including a mention in Time Magazine, an Associated Press interview and an article by Foreign Policy detailing the proficiency of Nigerians to seek ‘spiritual’ help due to insufficient medical facilities.

Many have also claimed to be healed through ‘Anointing Water’ that has been prayed over by Joshua and given to those who are unable to physically attend his church in Lagos while many have also claimed they were protected from deadly incidents because they had the water with them.

Although Joshua rarely travels, he has held foreign crusades in Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and Colombia. His ‘Miracle Crusade’ in Cali, Colombia in July 2014 was allegedly attended by 100,000 people and held in the Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero and another crusade in the Estadio Azteca in Mexico which was allegedly attended by 200,000 people over two days in May 2015.

Apart from the religious aspect of the church, humanitarian arm of SCOAN has been very active over the years, and there were reports that this humanitarian arm has donated money in order to help orphans and the destitute.

In 2009 it was reported that one widow received more than N500, 000.00 and in 2012, Joshua sponsored one Nigerian student doing a PhD in Oxford University with Nigerian media reporting the total given amounted to £100,000.

SCOAN has also established another NGO in Ghana called Passion for Needy and also donated generously to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake as well as team of medical personnel and humanitarian workers to the affected area, establishing a field hospital called ‘Clinique Emmanuel’ which he received a letter of appreciation from the United Nations for.

According to the media unit of the church, TB Joshua is the only one alive among the most famous prophets in history listed.

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4 Responses

  1. Caretaker says:

    The article above by ATTM is very good. Like!

    The above article is just what Dr.Peter Adeosun Keyz need concerning the Holy Prophet TB Joshua.
    It should help him overcome his hatred for a man that has thousands of medically verifiable evidence of the complete healings at the Holy Scoan Church, Nigeria.

    What is Dr.Peter Adeosun Keyz ‘s motives for his vicious attacks on Prophet TB Joshua ?
    Could it be that many of the patients he cant heal are going to the Holy Scoan Church for healing ?

    Your claims to be a critical scientic thinker is laughable. Many people can now see through your hatred toward the Holy Scoan Church, Nigeria and the Holy Prophet TB Joshua. Many powerful thinkers around the world can see that your cowardly attacks
    Is against an honest man,
    Dr.Peter Adeosun “Key” is motivated out of his fear and envy that many thousands of patients are now going to the holy Scoan Church for their healing simply because everyone they meet can show them medical proof of their complete healing at the holy Scoan Church, Nigeria.
    Failure !!! Failure !!!! The plans by these satanic people have all failed to destroy what the true GOD is doing for all the people at the holy Scoan Church, Nigeria.

    Because of thousands of very happy people testifying daily, at the holy Scoan Church, Nigeria to the whole world about all their miraculous and complete healings, many so called critical thinkers hide their real dark motives from the ignorant masses.
    Remember, the mind-blowing evidence of financial breakthroughs experience by everyone blessed in the holy Scoan Church cannot be destroyed by hatred, envy and jealousy.

  2. Science Watch says:

    Why Foreign pastors went to examine Scoan Nigeria ?

    Having watched many miraculous healings on videos from the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, Nigeria a group of three New Zealand pastors and four evangelists including myself went to the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, Nigeria and lived there for nine days and nights. We wanted to satisfy ourselves that T.B. Joshua is a man of God and miracles were in fact taking place.
    Source from: http://www.doveministries.com/category/store/tb-joshua/about-tb-joshua
    What we saw :
    Blind eyes opened, cripples walking and dozens of testimonies from people who had been healed of HIV and other diseases.
    Some of us received healings ourselves.
    Spiritual overview:
    We heard the name of Jesus Christ being continuously uplifted, the Gospel, repentance and salvation being continuously preached and the work of the Holy Spirit honoured.
    After nine days at the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations we concluded that T.B. Joshua is indeed a man of God and these are the works of God.
    Group from New Zealand:
    Among our group there were three senior pastors, two evangelists and two men leading major Christian work in New Zealand. Between us we had 180 years of ministry.
    Our conclusion was that this is truly a work of God.

  3. Science Watch says:

    T.B.Joshua : A Ministry of Signs and Wonders – The Biography, Theology and Ministry of Prophet TB Joshua of Lagos, Nigeria
    Paperback
    By (author) Professor Willem Ouweneel

    T.B.Joshua : A Ministry of Signs and Wonders – The Biography, Theology and Ministry of Prophet TB Joshua of Lagos, Nigeria

    This book has been written by a prominent Dutch theologian who has authored more than 100 books on reformed evangelical theology. Until recently he was anti-charismatic in his personal theology. That was until Professor Willem Ouweneel’s daughter, who was sterile and unable to have children, visited the church of TB Joshua in Nigeria and was prayed for, and subsequently healed.

    Prof.Willem Ouweneel’s daughter recently gave birth! At the time of praying for her, TB Joshua gave a detailed prophecy about her father Willem, which intrigued him enough to visit Nigeria himself.

    On Professor Willem Ouwenel’s first visit, he himself was healed from a long-term throat infection and a relative travelling with him was healed of visual impairment. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey for the author which has led him to question and revise many long-held beliefs.

  4. Science Watch says:

    Prophet TB Joshua critics fail both in Nigeria and world wide ?
    Yes, as a result of this the Internationally recognized Religious Monitoring Group have investigated Joshua and the Synagogue, Church of All Nations and have concluded that he is a genuine man of God and that his work is of the Holy Spirit. His chief critics was denounced by this Internal ional Watchdog Group as morally bankrupt and as adulterers who has political ambitions.
    The overseas critics are relying on hearsay evidence and none of them have personally visited the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations.

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