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Shocking Story Of How Couples Were Allegedly Swapped To Have Children At The Synagogue Church

Following a controversial documentary by the BBC on the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Pastor Temitope Joshua, a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Debo Akinyemi, in a write-up published by ChurchTimes Nigeria, shares his experiences with the late pastor


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Following a controversial documentary by the BBC on the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Pastor Temitope Joshua, a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Debo Akinyemi, in a write-up published by ChurchTimes Nigeria, shares his experiences with the late pastor

Having related closely, though for a short time, with TB Joshua as a journalist, I feel a compelling need to weigh in on the controversy trailing the recent expose released on him by BBC.

The argument in favour and against the BBC documentary shows that opinion is divided as to whether he was a genuine man of God or not.

Let me submit that from my personal view he was neither here nor there. It was difficult to place him because of his almost perfect outward posturing and inner suspicious conduct. Those who judged TB by his looks and humility fail to draw from the biblical saying that outward appearance could be deceptive.

I first set my eyes on him in the late 90s when he was still an itinerant white garment prophet. He used to visit Today’s Choice, the soft-sell magazine where I worked as the Sports Editor.

His points men then were our editor Osa Irabor and News Editor, Jide Oshokoya. The purpose of his frequent visits then was to curry publicity for the small things he was doing then as an upcoming church owner.

But later our paths crossed again. And this time he had become a big brand, even if controversial. One of my friends had informed me of a vacancy in The Exclusive, a quaint weekly Newspaper he was publishing. Initially, I didn’t know TB Joshua had anything to do with the paper because his name never appeared in the list of management and board members.

But when I discovered that he not only owned the paper but also had almost a choke hold on the management of the paper, I became scared and wanted to turn down the appointment given to me as the deputy editor of the paper.

I had to go and seek counsel from my provincial pastor who encouraged me to take up the appointment and do my job with as much professional detachment as possible. It did not take long after joining the paper when I began to notice very disturbing developments.

He was nocturnal

First and foremost, I noticed TB Joshua was a man of the night. He would summon us the senior editorial staff to his church for meetings fixed for 5 or 6 pm but would never show up until 12 or 1 am the following morning. And when he eventually showed up the matter for which he called us could be very mundane. And the meeting itself hardly lasted longer than 10 minutes.

But while keeping us waiting he would feed the team to bursting with sumptuous meals, many times, jollof or fried rice heaped to the skies with huge chunks of chicken.

Being a spiritually sensitive person I never tasted the food, though it was always highly attractive. I was always remembering Daniel and the King’s portion in the bible. My colleagues who could have much more than normal usually would eat my portion.

The next thing would be a directive from the prophet for us to go and pass the night in places prepared for us on the premises of the church. Again I avoided joining others to sleep there. I found it funny that our publisher would deliberately invite us for a meeting and ensure we were not able to go back to our houses.

So I would insist on going home. In fairness to him, he never stopped me or any other member of the team from leaving. He once directed the driver of his security backup vehicle to drop me in front of my house in Ota, Ogun State by 3 am. So those who stayed back chose to do so out of their own volition or probably in excessive deference to the man.

Generous with funds

But one thing I could not avoid was the bulky envelope filled with money that he always handed out to us at each meeting.

You could open your envelope and find as much as 25,000. Just as you could be summoned to another meeting the following day or each day the rest of the week after which the envelope would go round. It never mattered if you had not touched the handout of the previous meetings where nothing of importance was discussed.

Sometimes he would just say the meeting was to commend some of us for the stories we wrote. This seemed to make him the toast of the team except me. This generosity seemed more subversive than anything else. What publisher would call meetings to disrupt editorial schedules just to share envelopes?

Disciples lived regulated lives

The frequent visit to the place on his invitation made it possible for me to observe some of the inner workings of TB’s church. He kept a large flock of special workers labeled disciples, many of whom were gorgeous, ravishing young ladies.

He forbade the disciples from any form of secular job, though many of them had second or even third degrees. They were not permitted to own any savings or carry money on them anytime. But their needs were adequately met.

They only needed to make requisitions for whatever material needed like clothes, shoes, and bags, and seek TB’s approval. The materials would be supplied promptly. Of course, they fed free of charge and lived in the hostels built by the church.

But they lived a highly regulated life that made them appear 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.

They dared not step outside the stricture set by Joshua. The consequence was always grave. They could disappear without a trace or get ejected into a difficult life of dreariness outside. Those so rejected would find it difficult to survive and soon begin to beg to be taken back.

I once met one of such evictees who was once a top-flight disciple with ostentatious dress sense. After a few months of his eviction, he was just a shade away from madness. He was looking gaunt, wearing dirty tatters, and unable to speak coherently.

Issues with married people

Another strange thing about the church was the way he made married couples swap partners among themselves. He made this happen as a ritual to enable childless couples to have children. Strangely, many couples who could not have children would start having children with new partners with whom they had just been matched. In other words, formerly married husbands and wives saw their former partners coming to the church in the arms of new spouses.

TB was even bold enough to propose the swap to my colleague, Joe then a senior editorial staff of Guardian Newspaper. Joe and his wife were then seeking the face of God. And when they went to see the prophet he told them the only way out was to break up and find new separate partners from among the congregation.

Though TB looked meek he was known for his demonic anger which the insiders witnessed almost daily. I was then told by one of the so-called disciples helping him to manage the newspaper, how he threw up a large glass-topped table in his office in a fit of strange anger.

I did not stay for more than 3 months before TB folded the paper. So I did not stay long to see more of the disturbing things happening in the church. But the little I saw furnished rooms for reasonable suspicion. While I won’t vilify him in death, I won’t be so gullible as to join the team of his praise singers.

The Bible says we should not believe all spirits. But we must put them to the test to see if they are of the Lord. I put TB’s spirit to the test and there appeared to be too much fog around him, making me suspect him, though his persona was likable somewhat.

Source: ChurchTimes

55 comments:

  1. Going by the alleged report: This is a classic style of a cult leader...There are all the same worldwide from Jimmy Jones, The Ant Hill Kids, The Family and Synanon....The list is endless...

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  2. Constructive criticism.

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    1. Exactly...not a sheepish follower or a mindless church critique, just outlining what he noticed without bias.

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    2. Daniel wey no chop rice and chicken, but chop Naira notes.

      When did he write this? After the man's death? Abegi!

      By the way, I am not a member of that church and never entered its gates.

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  3. Only God knows the truth ๐Ÿ™Œ

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    1. You too can know the truth,if you are discerning enough and do not follow miracles like your life depended on it! Even the devil performs miracles,and the antichrist will also perform wonders when he appears. Be guided!

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    2. The victims of the late cult leader and scammer, his accomplices and those pretending that the overwhelming evidence is not overwhelming also know the truth.

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  4. I've always had a weird feeling about this church not after my former neighbour died there, same with rev king.

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  5. Hmmmmmm
    What a demonic ritual. TTC couples will separate and marry other TTC couples in the church and have kids?
    Hmmm

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  6. He has faced his own judgment.

    Test the spirit before you chook head to receive prophecies and prayer.

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  7. So many controversies! However, being nocturnal is not strange to powerful and spiritual people. The power that rules the day is gotten at night. That's why prayerful Christians don't toil with midnight prayers. Even our politicians hold crucial meetings at night/early morning.
    Let the swapped couples come forward ⏩

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  8. The reason why I refused to read or watch the documentary is because the man is dead and the thing is really paining me that he his not alive to face all these allegations against him.

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    1. But even in his life time these allegations were there .

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    2. When Bisola and another former disciples made their allegations even he was alive did you watch? Please, the brainwashed should not bother to masquerade as discerning people. Fatai , with his blood of Jesus basin and his archaic approach towards the mentally ill, making them crawl all over his shop on their butts as well as his blood stained hands from the murder of many being drugged in their food as part of his long con didn't fool anyone who knows God.

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  9. Chris oyakilohme should come out and defend him shebi synagogue is his mentor,two diabolical satanists.

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    1. Hmmm! I remember when Kris Okotie came to say TB Joshua was using dark powers,it was believers that was insulting him upandan that he should keep quiet and not criticize him..his anger was that what an ordained man of God in Chris Oyakilohme was doing kneeling down to Joshua? Laying hands on him? Omo ! Okotie was attacked sha

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    2. Oyakilohme had relationship with that TB Joshua? I never knew. Na wa o. God, what is all this?

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    3. @ Paris, he never knelt down to Joshua or laid hands on him. They both laid hands on a crippled man and the man was healed. Suffice to say, they had some form of friendship/alliance.

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  10. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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  11. I never really believed he was a true man of God.

    No matter the situation I am faced with, there are some places I won’t visit all in the name of seeking for solution.

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  12. I never see him as a prophet, there was something off and sinister about him

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  13. Chris oyakilohme ordained man of God hmmm God have mercy on your gullible children in this country.

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  14. Is Chris okotie not vindicated now.

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    1. Of course he has been vindicated. I remembered the insult he suffered then especially when he also started attacking Oyakhilome for fratanizing with him. There is this filthiness about him that put me off no matter what people say about him.

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  15. I had my doubt about him and I'm not tesllr surprised about all these stories flying up and down.

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  16. You should have interviewed your said friend/colleague to authenticate your said claim instead of just displaying your dislike for the man I do not know T.B Joshua neither am I in support of what he did to those women, however I feel a journalists like you should know better

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    1. Professionalism dictates that you state your own observations, let people draw their conclusions, which he did perfectly well. Do you know where the colleagues are presently or if they are willing to speak? He clearly doesn't dislike him, neither does he support him, he only said what he observed.

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  17. E don clear abi e never clear?

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  18. Dreamt of him when I was younger. In that dream he was a gay. never believed anything about him after. When I got married, along the line hubby was sick and a neighbor suggested he drinks Joshua water to be healed ,I said never (the dream much in my memory). Reading about him now is a confirmation kind of.

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  19. For a very long time I knew he was not called by Him.

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  20. In those days around 1998, my cousin told me about a friend of his that the sister was a staunch member of synagogue church, this girl sings in their choir and according to the gist she has one of the most beautiful voices and so was loved/liked by TB Joshua, but at a point this girl decided to leave the church, but to her amazement she started receiving serious attacks, these attacks started coming after series of calls by the church asking her to come back and continue singing. So one day she was in the room alone and TB Joshua came through the wall and appeared in her room, and what she heard from him was, 'you must come back and sing for me. It took series of deliverances for her to be loosed.and set free.

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  21. The guy gives me the hibby jibbies, he makes my skin crawl, very creepy human.

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  22. Chika (hello iya boys)15 January 2024 at 14:54

    Na waoo

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  23. It is funny how his spiritual moderation that prevented him from eating the food or sleeping at the places did not kick in with the envelopes of money๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    If this is true it is interesting how so few spoke out while he was alive, if any at all did. A great many ppl can truly be controlled by one person. Very interesting.

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    1. Maybe he rationalised it as Daniel also was paid well while working for a "pagan' king. A labourer is entitled to his wages but shouldn't be so entitled as to throw away his list of taboos.

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    2. 19:54, it didn’t read like pay for their labours, seemed like it was bonus money.

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  24. My mother always believed the church collapse was a sign from God to everyone.

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  25. I went back to watch an interview on bisola hepsibah...omo everything she said 5 years ago is so true! That man was very dubious and satanic ...in that interview , she said they were very active members in the synagogue and then one day Chris oyakilome asked one other servant if tb joshua was a true man of God. He was always alone and barely associate with other big men of God (you too check am) none came to his funeral..etc. he was too satanic and dark lots of things she said

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  26. Anonymous 14:45 you are spot on, a female family friend had a similar experience and she was just a visitor converting to Christianity from another religion the guy will appear in her house through the wall when she was about to shower and she’ll run.
    For all those saying where was BBC when he was alive, people have given testimony of strange things from way back but trust people to be blinded once someone does some philanthropy, even the devil gives gifts with conditions that end in sorrow down the road. The Bible says test all spirits and if a true believer can call him a man of God then you’ve got to re-examine your walk and ask why you can’t discern who he was serving, this year you’ve got to know God closely and not from anyone’s experience of who he is

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    1. That is some scary sheet. Unfortunately, when a vast amount of ppl are poor and desperate there will be those who will be easily bought. I don’t blame the ppl, I blame the corrupt leaders whose actions cause so many to live in such conditions that they would put a mortal, possibly demonic man on a pedestal. An entity who likely took their lives as a sacrifice for his masters.

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  27. Let the bbc do a documentary on the murderous rampage of the British empire also,let them commence a documentary on the genocide that is currently happening in GAZA and being carried out by ISRAEL.

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  28. ”Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.“. Hebrews‬ ‭13‬:‭9‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    “ Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” Mat 7: 21-23

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