Late Prophet Temitope Joshua’s wife, Evelyn has addressed members, partners and followers of the church across the world as leader of the church.
Following the death of the revered prophet on June 5, the church has been going through the leadership battle which stopped worship activities in the church.
This has allegedly led to the eviction of some disciples of the late prophet who were earlier against the decision of Evelyn to be at the forefront of the Church’s affairs.
However, The Federal High Court in Lagos State on Thursday, appointed Mrs Evelyn Joshua, as a trustee of the church.
Justice Tijjani Ringim gave the judgment on Thursday at the Lagos Judicial Division of the High Court in Ikoyi in line with the church’s constitution which allowed minimum of three trustees for the church.
In her speech on Monday as the leader of the church, Mrs Evelyn revealed that the journey has not been easy since the passing on of her late husband.
She called for support and prayers from members and followers of the ministry to ensure that the church continues from where TB Joshua stopped.
The full speech:
“Emmanuel! God is with us. My name is Evelyn Joshua, I am pleased to address you at this moment upon my appointment as the lease of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).
“To all our members, partners, friends and compatriots in faith, I say good morning and win today. It has been three months since the glorious home call of our dear father founder and General Overseer, Senior Prophet, Temitope Balogun Joshua which occured on the 5th of June 2021.
“This past three months have surely been challenging but we thank you all for been strong and for keeping the faith as we have been build, trained and instructed by the servant of God that trials are the soil upon which faith flourishes.
“Today like other, is a new dawn in the SCOAN. As we all know, Prophet TB Joshua fought a good fight of the kingdom and finished strong to the glory of God.
“We have now commenced the journey from where our father left. He had already prepared us all for this new phase and we must rise up to the occasion as a team under the command of God and the direction of the Holy Spirit. This journey is for us all, SCOAN cannot be without you – all the members, partners and friends of the ministry
“This now serves as a clarion call for you all to rise as an army of God as we push this great commission forward. I am not your General Overseer, my dear husband and our father, the prophet of generations senior prophet TB Joshua remains the founder and General Overseer of SCOAN.
“Like my beloved husband used to say, let love lead. Today, I represent the symbol of that love even as he continues to reside by the right hand of his maker. I am only a servant who only by the direction of the Holy Spirit, will team up with you all to direct the affairs of this great ministry.
“We will work, pray, fight the fight of faith together win together so that we all can inherit the everlasting home together. I know that we all have missed the congregation of our brethren for the past one and a half years but let me assure you that as God leads, we shall all soon converge again and worship God together as a family. So watch out.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that I and the entire team need your prayers, support, encouragement and advice all at this time. The duty is much, the burden is heavy but we will all cast them onto Jesus who has already given us the promise of his help.
“I thank you once again for the love and support you have shown to this ministry and senior prophet TB Joshua for the past years but if there is anytime to show that love more, the time is now. Let me still assure you that God is always with us. Emmanuel”!