Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, CCD said it has received with sadness the shocking news of the passing on of popular Televangelist and founder of Emmanuel Television and Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua after conducting a service in his Church at the age of 57.
David O. Anyaele, the Executive Director of the Centre disclosed this in a press statement signed by him and made available to Inclusive News Network on Monday.
Anyaele noted that “The Televangelist was a man of purpose. He used his time and resources for the good of vulnerable people. He was a strong supporter of humanitarian and human rights activities across the world.
“TB Joshua was one of the few General Overseers of Churches in Nigeria that does not discriminate nor stigmatize on the grounds of disability. He used his wealth and connections to support the poor and needy, especially persons with disabilities. Be it on his birthday, special occasions or even Christmas, he not only invited citizens with disabilities, he personally, made sure that they are not left behind in the distribution of food and other materials. It is also on record that TB Jushua supported persons with disabilities that are into sporting activities, as he sponsored many to international competitions.”
Anyaele asserted that the death of TB Joshua has created a big challenge to many families that rely on his philanthropic gesture for survival. “Now that TB Joshua is no more, who will fill this gap?” He asked.
“While we commiserate with his family, his church, and multitude of his followers, it is our prayer that the good Lord will grant all the fortitude to accept what we cannot change.
“The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21” David quoted.