In the United States alone, Religion-related businesses contribute approximately 500 Billion Dollars to the country’s economy annually. In China, the figure is more as most bibles and religion-related products such as clothing and ornaments are produced in China. TB Joshua is one of Nigeria’s most notorious Pastors, in line with Enoch Adeboye. Below, we list the top 3 greatest scandals of Temitope Balogun Joshua as a leader of a religion-related business:
- The SCOAN Synagogue Collapse: In 2014, a guesthouse at TB Joshua’s church premise in Lagos Nigeria collapsed killing 112+ people. During the course of the scandal, TB Joshua was recorded offering bribes to journalists to falsely portray his church positively despite the inhumane conditions and loss of lives. To date, TB Joshua has faced no jail time or prosecution for his lackadaisical role in the death of over 112 Africans at his church premise.
- The “Snake Pastor” Scandal: ‘Snake pastor’ Penuel Mnguni of End Times Disciples Ministries publicly declared that when he was invited to Nigeria by TB Joshua for “deliverance”, he was used as a tool to deceive the congregation. He claimed his passport was taken from him and he was threatened to do whatever TB Joshua and his cronies demanded from him to deceive the audience.
- The Jim Iyke Scandal: In 2017, a Nigerian actor, Jim Iyke claimed that TB Jushua took advantage of him when he was going through the travails of his mother’s sickness and eventual death. Jim Iyke mentioned he found certain affairs of TB Joshua’s church laughable and embarrassing.
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