Prophet T. B. Joshua is a pastor and charitable philanthropist without equal in Nigeria, who is the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian organization that runs the popular television network, Emmanuel TV from Lagos, Nigeria.
His unending philanthropic gesture over the years has earned him thunderous accolades all over the continents.
Highlighted below are the notable humanitarian efforts made by Prophet TB Joshua and his reputable church, The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).
Prophet TB Joshua’s SCOAN was involved in extensive humanitarian projects worldwide, and a Forbes blogger estimated that Joshua has spent $20 million on charitable activities. Several media reports show the church has donated large amounts of money in order to help orphans, widows, elderly, physically challenged and destitute. There is also a rehabilitation programme for militants from Nigeria’s volatile Niger Delta region, repentant armed robbers and sex workers who came to the church for deliverance. And, the humble servant of God, TB Joshua also joined his team in several of the humanitarian journeys they undertake to less-privileged communities in and outside the country
Unlike others Pastors in some churches that fail to do the needful in community support, TB Joshua has come to the aid of several communities in distress, notably providing two transformers to a local community after theirs was burned beyond repair. He donated over N26m towards restoring electricity and putting an end to over two years of power outage in four councils in Akoko area of Ondo State. The cleric has additionally made several large donations to the police force in Nigeria, Ghana and Colombia.
Those in the know also disclosed that SCOAN has a ‘scholarship program’ which caters for the academic needs of students in their thousands, ranging from primary to tertiary education. In 2012, Joshua sponsored a Nigerian student doing a PhD in Oxford University, with Nigerian media reporting she received £100,000 from the church. He also gave a scholarship to a young Botswana to study at Havard Law School in America.
Pastor TB Joshua disaster relief was commendable. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, The General Overseer of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) sent a team of medical personnel and humanitarian workers to the affected area, establishing a field hospital called ‘Clinique Emmanuel’.
He additionally sent support to nations such as Philippines, India and Ghana in the wake of varying natural disasters. The ‘Emmanuel TV Team’ also assisted victims of the earthquake that struck the nation of Ecuador in April 2016, providing over $500,000 worth of humanitarian aid.
Education to Prophet TB Joshua is very important and he has funded the building and running of a school in Lahore, Pakistan named ‘Emmanuel School’. He also rebuilt a school in a rural area destroyed by the 2016 Ecuador earthquake, travelling to Ecuador for the opening of the school in June 2017.
Several groups of Nigerians attempting illegal travel to Europe through Libya have been supported at The SCOAN following their deportation from the North African nation with only the clothes on their backs. Stories of the harsh conditions they encountered and Prophet TB Joshua’s subsequent assistance made headlines in several local newspapers.
In recognition of his humanitarian activities, he was awarded a National Honour by the Nigerian government in 2008 as well as receiving a letter of appreciation from the United Nations. He was further honoured as an Ambassador of Peace by the Arewa Youth Forum, a predominantly Muslim organization, as well as being recognized with an ‘award of excellence’ by ZAKA, Israel’s primary rescue and recovery voluntary service.