Nigerian pastor and televangelist Temitop Balogun Joshua has died at the age of 57.
He passed away shortly after a live broadcast yesterday, and a post on his Facebook page read, “God has taken away his servant.”
Joshua founded the synagogue, the church of all nations.
Thousands of people, including politicians from across Africa, attended Joshua’s services in Lagos, Nigeria.
Although his teachings were controversial, YouTube suspended his account over hate speech allegations.
A complaint has been filed about his video showing him praying for homosexuals to “heal”.
Facebook nearly deleted a video of him slapping a woman as he claimed he was expelling a “demon spirit”.
Subscribers paid tribute to him on social media saying, “I am deeply saddened by the passing of my brother TB Joshua. “
Another said: “TB Joshua was a man who really touched the lives of many poor people.”
Joshua ran the Christian TV channel Emmanuel TV and frequently toured Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, and South America.
One of its churches collapsed in 2014, killing at least 116 people.
A coroner said “the church was guilty of criminal negligence” but was not charged.
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