Interestingly, Prophet T. B. Joshua has emerged the most philanthropic and arguably the internationally acclaimed prophet in Nigeria going by the opinion poll conducted by Sahara weekly online. Ninety nine percent of those who responded to the Vox Pop admitted that the Man who has turned Ikotun to a mecca of sort in Lagos remains the most popular and influential prophet Nigeria has ever produced.
First, some of the respondents argued that he remains the most consistent on the scene so far in that prophetic office in Nigeria spanning over two decades and that amongst his peers he is still the only relevant one in existence. According to Mrs Eunice Fatoye, ” TB Joshua still remains the the most philanthropic and internationally acclaimed prophet in Nigeria because he has been there for long and his Emmanuel partners are well known all over the world for helping people and even Nations which is a feat no other ministry can contest with ”
Secondly, some of the notable people who responded but pleaded anonymity claimed he fits into this role because no other prophet has ever garnered such international influence that TB Joshua wielded going by the number of successful Crusades he conducted nationwide and the influx of nationals who flood the church on a weekly basis for over a decade.
Thirdly, Africa’s greatest and most influential leaders visit him regularly. A few names are; late President John Atta-Mills of Ghana, Zimbabwean Prime Minister-Morgan Tsvangirai, Winnie Nelson Mandela, Patience Goodluck Jonathan, Former Zambian President-Kenneth Kaunda. According to Mr Yinka Oyekunle, TB Joshua’s ministry has been known as a sort of Jerusalem to world leaders who either visit him directly or sent emissaries to seek for spiritual prayers or advice over their personal or National issues. Interestingly, most of the people who reacted to the vox pop shared similar opinion with him.
Fourthly, seventy percent of the respondents claimed that through his Emmanuel Television and partners, TB Joshua as a philanthropist has become a force to be reckoned with not just in Nigeria but across the globe. According to a clergy, Pastor Rufus, ” one of the very few persons and ministries who has ever changed the face of giving in Nigeria is TB Joshua led Synagogue church of All Nations. We all know that over the years he has become an epitome of Philantropism . Indeed, he leads and others follow. We know and have read over the years how he has influenced lives, scholarships to people home and abroad and even Nations hit by natural disasters. The records are there and surprisingly he is not controlled by religion as he affect lives irrespective of their religion “.
Sixthly, some of the respondents argued that TB Joshua has drawn world attention to himself with his international prophecies over the years and this has made him most prominent voice in the prophetic ministry Nigeria has ever produced.
It would be recalled that he is recognised as one of Africa’s 50 most influential people.
*Joshua is known for his popularity across Africa and his online presence, with over 3,000,000 fans on Facebook and hundreds of YouTube videos which have amassed thousands of views.
*The SYNAGOGUE CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS (SCOAN-His ministry) has been hailed for its impact on Nigerian tourism. Statistics from the Nigerian Immigration Service revealed that out of every ten foreign travellers coming into Nigeria, six of them are bound for The SCOAN.
*It caters to the needs of widows, the elderly, physically challenged, orphans and the destitute. The church provides scholarships to orphans and children of the underprivileged, with educational support given from primary to tertiary levels. His scholarship sponsorship’s have included more than 5000 Nigerian and foreign students,with one Nigerian student doing a PhD in Oxford University, Nigerian media reporting the total given amounted to £100,000.
*T. B. Joshua has donated televisions to prisons and hospitals so that they will be able to watch the Emmanuel TV broadcasts.