…as the church releases burial arrangements
By: Okosun Dennis
The Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) has said that its Founder, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, would be laid to rest on Friday, July 9, at the church premises in Lagos.
Dr Gary Tonge, an international member of the church made this known while addressing newsmen in Lagos on the programmes of event for the burial of the prophet.
According to him, July 5 to July 11, is dedicated to a series of laying to rest activities tagged ‘Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Prophet Joshua, who was born in 1963 but died in 2021.
A released events of activities indicated that the funeral event would start with a private candle light procession at 6:00 p.m. Tonge explained that on 6th July to July 7, there would be a tribute service at 10a.m. to 7p.m. which would be opened to the public but with limited physical presence.
He said that there would be a Service of Songs and all night praise starting at midnight.
The international member also said that on July 8, there would be the lying-in-state of the prophet from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
He said the event would be open to the public to pay their last respect to the man of God.
In addition, Tonge reiterated that July 9, would be the Laying to Rest service and interment activities which would begin at 10:00am. While the thanksgiving service would be held on July 11 by 9.00a.m.
He further said that Prophet Joshua, was a man of the people with global influence, therefore, the church is aware that the eyes of the world are upon this event.
Adding that SCOAN was working with Lagos State Government and the Ministry of Health to ensure that the current public health and security protocols would be observed during the period of the event.
He, however, appealed to the general public who would not attend due to the current public health challenges to watch the broadcast from the comfort of their homes.
Tonge averred that the event would be broadcast live on Emmanuel TV, DSTV, GOTV and streamed on Facebook noting that the ministry would continue to touch lives as done by the prophet.
He said TB Joshua’s resting place would be at the church premises.
“It would be recalled that Temitope Balogun Joshua was called to glory on 5th June, 2021 and his divine call was met with an outpouring of millions of testimonies and tributes from 195 countries”.