An account from a former worker of the late Pastor Temitope Joshua—the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations—was published by PUNCH ONLINE on Friday. In response to a BBC program exposing the pastor’s alleged wrongdoings, the man, known only as Debo Akinyemi, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, detailed his experiences with the late Prophet. Akinyemi described his difficulties as a journalist for TB Joshua in an essay that was published by ChurchTimes Nigeria, according to PUNCH. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Debo Akinyemi asserted that followers of TB Joshua led structured lives. He contended that his regular attendance at the church enabled him to understand their routine. Debo stated that TB Joshua had a group of individuals known as disciples, predominantly young women, who, he claimed, were prohibited from engaging in secular employment or having personal savings.
In his statement, he mentions that regularly attending the place at his invitation allowed him to witness the internal operations of TB’s church. TB maintained a considerable group of dedicated workers referred to as disciples, many of whom were attractive young women. He prohibited them from engaging in secular employment, despite several holding advanced degrees. Additionally, disciples were not allowed to possess savings or carry money, but their necessities were well provided for.
He continued, “TB Joshua’s disciples lived like soulless robots. They lived more in fear of the prophet than God. They also seemed to have taken an oath of secrecy. So they spoke, saw, and heard no evil about the church system. They were not permitted to step out of the gate of the church without a pass signed by the prophet. Yet the disciples looked happy, except that they were separated from their beloved ones.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>