I am not a rich pastor - Controversial TB Joshua

Date: 17-06-2011 2:35 pm (11 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 17-06-2011 02:35 PM (11 years ago)
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Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, SCOAN, has chuckled at media reports that he is among the five richest pastors in Nigeria, saying that while riches are better than squalor, he does not even keep a bank account.


Pastor T. B Joshua

TB Joshua was reacting to a report by a blogger with Forbes, the American magazine that keeps a tab on the world’s rich, that he is the third richest pastor in Nigeria.

The Forbes blogger, Mfonobong Nsehe, had said that after intense research, he established that TB Joshua is worth between N1.5 billion and N2.5 billion, making him the third richest pastor in the country, after Bishop Oyedepo who is worth N27 billion and Chris Oyakhilome who is worth between N4.7 billion and N7 billion.

But, in a statement released by his church, the man in the Synagogue, as TB Joshua is known, said that while he is not against wealth, he is not a rich man and does not own a private jet.

He said: “Since the inception of this ministry we have given out all we received from God’s generous hands. We have made it our daily habit to give to those in need – the widows, widowers, physically challenged, little people, the fatherless and those rejected in society.

“All of this can be seen on Emmanuel TV – a station established to change lives, change nations and change the world by examples of how to spend more on others and less on ourselves. “We therefore cannot be categorised among the wealthiest in Nigeria because what money we receive is not accumulated but rather given out to those who need it most.”

Continuing, Joshua said: “Apart from money, assets that classify one among the wealthiest are not in our possession. For example, houses around the world or private jets. It is true, we do not own a private jet – not that there is anything wrong with owning one. They are a blessing and can be used to further the Gospel. But we do not own one. We are definitely not among the wealthiest in Nigeria. Take note, we are not against the wealthy or the richest or having private jets, assets or houses all over the world. We are definitely not among because there is not enough to keep.

In an interview yesterday with our correspondent, TB Joshua said that it does not make sense to accumulate billions of naira while there are millions of needy lurking all around him.“I will rather feed the hungry than to keep the money in the bank,” he said.


Posted: at 17-06-2011 02:35 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- just2sexy at 17-06-2011 02:49 PM (11 years ago)
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gud for him

Posted: at 17-06-2011 02:49 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- divineproject at 17-06-2011 02:52 PM (11 years ago)
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So until one owns a private jet now before one is termed 'rich'?

Posted: at 17-06-2011 02:52 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- preciousemmanue at 17-06-2011 03:06 PM (11 years ago)
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dat one concern am oooooooo
Posted: at 17-06-2011 03:06 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ninky at 17-06-2011 03:19 PM (11 years ago)
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gud talk pastor, wats d essence of been rich if u cant extend 2 d needy. (emmm, bt i hear say ur church .......... Lips Sealed Lips Sealed) c as u open ear, aproko manager
Posted: at 17-06-2011 03:19 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Idbabe at 17-06-2011 03:33 PM (11 years ago)
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U can afford jets so if u dont hv one, dat does not mean u cant afford it, it's a matter of priority. Ride on.
Posted: at 17-06-2011 03:33 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- henrymilly at 17-06-2011 03:34 PM (11 years ago)
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i think he is doing well practicing what he preaches. kudos to him
Posted: at 17-06-2011 03:34 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- segzydu at 17-06-2011 03:42 PM (11 years ago)
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ok oooooooooooooo just strolling Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
but i ill say good 4 him Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided
abi wat do you think Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 17-06-2011 03:42 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- aisha89 at 17-06-2011 03:44 PM (11 years ago)
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STORY RIDE ON!

Posted: at 17-06-2011 03:44 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ezesunny at 17-06-2011 03:44 PM (11 years ago)
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i am aganist those who give those money to them, someone will sale pure water finish and go to church and money to some lazy people who call them self pastors,come to europe white people don,t give money easy to church
Posted: at 17-06-2011 03:44 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bigsaeed at 17-06-2011 03:50 PM (11 years ago)
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Den declare ur asset man!
Church followers shine ur eye..
Posted: at 17-06-2011 03:50 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- toibeli at 17-06-2011 04:12 PM (11 years ago)
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Among other things, I think he is a comedian too.
Posted: at 17-06-2011 04:12 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toibeli at 17-06-2011 04:16 PM (11 years ago)
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This dude may not have a bank account in Nigeria, how about bank accounts
in the UK and the United States.
Posted: at 17-06-2011 04:16 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Adikpe at 17-06-2011 04:19 PM (11 years ago)
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MEN OF GOD ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE POOR!
Posted: at 17-06-2011 04:19 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- frayobkk at 17-06-2011 04:21 PM (11 years ago)
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offcouse he is using his blessing to help the needy  watch his emmanueltv and see how that man is putting laughter in the
life of less privlage may GOD strenght him and give him more wisdon and blessing

Posted: at 17-06-2011 04:21 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- plainheart at 17-06-2011 04:28 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: ezesunny on 17-06-2011 03:44 PM
i am aganist those who give those money to them, someone will sale pure water finish and go to church and money to some lazy people who call them self pastors,come to europe white people don,t give money easy to church

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
What part of Europe are U?  Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 17-06-2011 04:28 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cplay at 17-06-2011 04:53 PM (11 years ago)
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mind how u talk
Posted: at 17-06-2011 04:53 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- igbonnanna at 17-06-2011 05:10 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: ezesunny on 17-06-2011 03:44 PM
i am aganist those who give those money to them, someone will sale pure water finish and go to church and money to some lazy people who call them self pastors,come to europe white people don,t give money easy to church

SECONDED! SECONDED!! AND SECONDED!!!

Unfortunately the unexposed faithfuls in Nigeria cannot understand you. Just pity them for their ignorance. We cannot do more than that, because they are not ready to learn or hear the TRUTH.

It is a disease of the mind. Mental impairment!
Posted: at 17-06-2011 05:10 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- priceless87 at 17-06-2011 05:22 PM (11 years ago)
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All the truth wud be revealed on the last day, shikina
Posted: at 17-06-2011 05:22 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- engrtope at 17-06-2011 05:32 PM (11 years ago)
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I will rather feed the hungry than to keep the money in bank"Good talk pastor God is with you ride on.
Posted: at 17-06-2011 05:32 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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