A popular saying goes, “Behind every successful man there stands a woman”. You may have benefited from the voyage of miracles, signs and wonders and even the philanthropic lifestyle of late prophet T.B Joshua but you probably know little or nothing about his wife and family.
Recall that Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua died on Saturday June 5, 2021 after a programme in his church. He was a Nigerian Pastor, televangelist and philanthropist.
Prophet T.B Joshua was the founder and general overseer of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian organisation that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos. He was married to Evelyn Joshua.
About Evelyn Joshua, his wife
Evelyn is from Delta State Nigeria. She was born on the 17th of December, 1968 to the family of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Akabude in Okala Okpuno in Oshimili North Local Government, Delta State Nigeria.
She attended St Emecheta Primary School in Ezi Town in Delta State but completed her primary education at Orile primary school, Oshodi Lagos in 1977 when she moved to Lagos. She also furthered her secondary education in the same area.
Before she met her husband, she was working at the Nigerian Distilleries in Ota while attending the Assemblies of God Church.
Evelyn also took some management courses in Ghana after she got married to prophet T.B Joshua.
Evelyn is actively involved in her husband’s ministry as she is the second in command after her husband.
How T.B Joshua proposed to Evelyn
It was gathered from Evelyn Joshua that T.B Joshua proposed to her the first day they met. According to her, TB Joshua proposed to her within forty-five minutes of their first ever meeting. She was twenty-two years old at that time.
She recounted that she visited her sister at Ikotun-Egbe and everyone was talking about a particular prophet. According to her she was intrigued and wanted to meet with the prophet adding to the fact that she needed a spiritual guide at that time of her life.
She and her sister went to see the prophet but did not meet him. After some months, she went again and this time she met him
She was surprised to see that the prophet was such a young man. When he met her, Prophet T.B Joshua told Evelyn many things about herself, including things she knew and others she never knew.
The man of God surprisingly proposed to her forty minutes into their discussion.
It was indeed strange to Evelyn but according to her, when he made the proposal, her heart agreed with it.
Some months after the meeting, Evelyn and prophet T.B Joshua got married and according to her, it was indeed a blissful marriage till his death.
Evelyn Joshua said that fateful meeting with the prophet was a divine arrangement because she had a nudging within her to go and see him and looking back at it even though the proposal felt strange, she remains grateful to God that their marriage worked quite well.
Prophet T. B Joshua and his wife Evelyn gave birth to three children. Only two of them have been brought to the public, not much is known about the third child.
She is a law graduate from the London School of Economics. She is very happy to be the first born of TB Joshua. she is her father`s pet and wants to follow his example in her life and career. She got married last year December to Brian who was a former disciple.
Promise is the second daughter of TB Joshua. She is studying International Relations and Politics at the London School of Economics. According to her TB Joshua as a father was not strict, but he could be firm when it was needed. She believes her father was a true example of honor and doesn’t mind about the negative comments about him.
The death of T. B Joshua indeed is a great loss to the Christian folks, especially within his immediate family. Evelyn while mourning her husband, took to the social media to express her feelings. “Losing a loved one is never easy; whether sudden or foreseen. It is always heart-breaking. Grief can wreak havoc on our overall well-being. That’s why it’s important to stay rooted to the Almighty. Only he can lessen our heartache and comfort us in these times. Seek refuge in him”, she said.
Prophet T.B Joshua would be greatly missed by the family he left behind, especially his wife and children.