Evelyn Joshua, wife of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations Prophet Temitope Joshua, is set to replace him as general overseer of the church.
Elders of the church met and declared Evelyn the successor to the late televangelist, according to France-based AfricaNews.
A top aide of the late cleric was quoted as saying, “Someone must take charge immediately and give spiritual direction on the mode of service continuity. So much spiritual and financial effort went into building SCOAN and it cannot just waste away (sic).”
Evelyn played the role of second-in-command to her husband before his death on June 5. She was both a preacher and counsellor to church members.
Evelyn and Joshua were married for 31 years and had three children together.
In October 2020, Joshua said in an interview with some journalists published in ThisDay newspaper that he does not put his wife on the spotlight because only God can do so.
“I have a wife and I have children. My first daughter is doing her PhD and my second daughter is doing her master’s degree. In all, I have three daughters. The last one is still in secondary school. I would have loved my wife to be like me but I cannot make her what I am; it is God. I can’t anoint her; God is the one that anoints people,” he said.