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Excitement as SCOAN set for physical service after T.B. Joshua’s first anniversary

By Jesutomi Akomolafe
27 April 2022   |   3:01 am
Ikotun residents and members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) are excited with the news that the wife of late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, Evelyn

Deserted entrance to SCOAN, Ikotun, Lagos PHOTO: JESUTOMI AKOMOLAFE

Ikotun residents and members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) are excited with the news that the wife of late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, Evelyn is set to begin open services after the first anniversary of the late cleric.
 
Since the death of the founder of SCOAN on June 5, last year, Evelyn has been grieving the death of her husband, while the church premises have remained a ghost town as the gate of the church has been closed and guarded by security men.

  
However, an insider of the church who spoke in confidence to The Guardian said, the church is set to begin open services to thousands of national and international visitors to witness first-hand proof of miracles from Jesus Christ.
  
The source said: “ Pastor Evelyn is waiting for our late Papa’s one year anniversary in June to begin service. She is all set and that is what we are waiting for now.”
 
The source added that the church is still very strong and Evelyn has already continued the legacy of her late husband in performing healings and miracles.
 
“Now, the church is still very strong and will start entertaining members from different parts of the world again after T.B Joshua’s one year anniversary coming up in June this year. International partners are willing to come also.

Recently, Pastor Evelyn visited Ghana for a programme and miracles and deliverances took place. It was not even a crusade; it was a visit to a programme. So you can see.”
   
Every year, SCOAN hosts thousands of national and international visitors. People travel from around the world to witness and receive the mighty work that God is doing in the life of the late Prophet T.B. Joshua. According to a report, 80per cent of foreigners who visit Nigeria are visitors of SCOAN.

MEANWHILE, traders in the area have expressed optimism and joy at the news of the church reopening.
  
A trader who sells beside the church, Basirat said, her business has been down leading to a downturn since the weekly services were put on hold.
  
Another trader, Chibuzor Okeke, who owns one of the biggest bars in the area, said patronage has reduced from 159 customers to 10 daily.