The wife of the late Nigerian pastor and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Evelyn Joshua, is poised to become the head of the Church.
The church’s elders met recently and declared Everlyn as the successor to the Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua, AfricaNews reports.
Evelyn and Joshua were married for 31 years and had three children together until his death on June 5 at the age of 57.
France-based AfricaNews reports that elders of the church met and declared Evelyn the successor to the late televangelist.
A top aide of the late cleric was quoted as saying,
“Someone must take charge immediately and give spiritual direction on the mode of service continuity. So much spiritual and financial effort went into building SCOAN and it cannot just waste away.”
Evelyn, who met TB Joshua over 30 years ago, was said to have been serving as the second-in-command to her husband before his death earlier this month, performing the role of a preacher and offering counselling to church members.
The church had earlier said Joshua would be buried at the church, contrary to the wish of the traditional rulers in Arigidi Akoko, the late televangelist’s hometown in Ondo. The week long event will take place from July 5 to 11.