The wife of the late founder of Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN ), Mrs Evelyn Joshua has revealed the memorable moments she shared with her husband, saying that they were times to reflect on always.
Joshua, who said her husband was unique, revealed that he is greatly missed having departed the world one year ago in June, 2021, saying that his memories would live with her forever.
Evelyn Joshua, who has since become the leader of the church, said that she shared wonderful moments with the late prophet, while she also learnt many things, which she has not forgotten, from him.
“I leant from my husband that life is not bed of roses and I learnt patience and absolute trust in God from him; I learnt tolerance, perseverance, understanding, and forgiveness,” she said.
Mrs Joshua made these revelations at the one year remembrance of her late husband tagged “1st Year Celebration of Prophet T.B Joshua; Celebrating the life and legacy of Prophet TB Joshua, ” at the church’s headquarters in Ikotun, Egbe Area of Lagos.
Speaking on the interesting moments she shared with her husband, she added: “The TB Joshua that I know, married and the father of my three daughters was a man of prayer and that was what led me to him. “I didn’t choose my husband , he chose me but I loved him until death do us part.
“There was no SCOAN then and we were satisfied but when we started the church, and we were sitting on the mat, I became the first Sunday School teacher in the church and here we are today.
“I have experienced love and I have learnt to bless God in every situation,” she said.
The event, which was attended by dignitaries from all walks of life, around the world brought to life the memories of the late man of God, who was renowned as not just a pastor, but a philanthropy of note, preaching the word of God and full of charity throughout his life time.
One of the legacies of the late cleric was a school built for the poor in Pakistan, which was beamed through the screen to the thousands of worshippers and guests at the memorial service.
There was also a reminiscence of the messages and prayers of the late man of God through some of the videos of his church services that were shown to the people at the service.
There was the unveiling of the T.B Joshua Foundation and Museum, which elicited ovations from the guests and worshippers.
There were drama, songs and testimonies about the life and times of the celebrated man or God.
Several personalities, including religious leaders from around the world graced the celebration such as Bahamas, Paraguay, Columbia, Pakistan, South Korea and several African countries, including South African attended the event in honour of the life and legacy of the prophet.
The wife of the prophet, Pastor (Mrs) Evelyn who spoke as a wife to late T B Joshua said, she wore the colorful dresses as a symbol in remembrance of her late husband, who went around the world preaching the word, and a life full of charity, according to Pastor Evelyn, who also spoke as a leader of Synagogue Church of All Nations adding, the church had made tremendous progress since the demise of her founder.
According to her, “We are all witnesses to what has been happening since the church reopened six months after Prophet TB Joshua passed on to glory.
“The vision has been carried on, despite what the ministry has been through, we are inspired by the strong arms of God.
Among those who gave goodwill messages at the event included the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; represented at the occasion by the Senior Special Adviser on Religious Matters, Rev’d Bukola Adeleke, the Governor of Ondo State Governor was represented by his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa with Deputy Speaker of the Cross Rivers State, Joseph Bassey; Bishop Asil Jamali from Pakistan, and Pastor Carlos Alvaro from Paraguay.
Akeredolu, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, said, “We celebrate the life and legacy of a great man that passed through this place. Prophet TB Joshua lived and died, but he lives on.”
During his exhortation, Pastor Bernard Mulder from South Africa urged Christians to look beyond the tragedies of life and focus on what God called them to do.
According to the church, the scholarship scheme will help students in their academic pursuits.
“The foundation will sustain and propagate the life and legacy of the late cleric,” the church added.
The event was anchored and compeered by the pioneer of comedy in Nigeria, Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, popularly known and addressed as Alli Baba with his mentee, KC Brown
Late Prophet T B Joshua died on June 5, 2021, few days to his 58 birthday.