Temitope Balogun Joshua was the charismatic leader and the dynamic founder and head of Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian mega church in Lagos that operates the Emmanuel TV television channel. Joshua, previously known as Balogun Francis, was well-known in Africa and Latin America and had a huge social media following, with over 6 million Facebook admirers.
He died on June 5, 2021, one week before his 58th birthday, in Lagos, Nigeria, following one of his evening services. There was no mention of a cause of death. Evelyn and I had three children together.
Pastor Danjuma Tafa-Balewa served as Senior Pastor of RCCG Cornerstone Parish in Okota, Lagos.
Danujma, who had been on oxygen for more than two weeks, died at 12 a.m. on Saturday, March 15th, 2021, due to COVID-19 complications.
John Paul Okwok
The general overseer of Ministry of Life International, popularly known as the City of Life Miracle Centre, was Apostle John Paul Okwok. In addition, he was the President of John Okwok Global Ministry. On August the 12th, 2001, Okwok established the City of Life Miracle Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. John Okwok, who was born on August 3, 1960, died on May 3, 2021, at the age of 60.
Caleb Anny Maduoma
Until his retirement in late 2020, Archbishop Caleb Anny Maduoma was the Bishop of Ideato and Archbishop of the Province of Owerri. After previously serving as Bishop of Okigwe South, he was consecrated as Bishop of Ideato on July 25, 2004 at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Abuja. He was appointed Archbishop of Owerri Province on January 19, 2013, and served until his death on April 30, 2021.
The Pastor in Charge of the RCCG, City of David for Young Adults and Youths, Akurudum, Eket, Akwa Ibom State, was Oluwadamilare Temitayo Adeboye.
Dare is the third son of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). On May 4, 2021, he went to be with the Lord.
Dare Adeboye was believed to have ministered the day before and returned home to sleep before passing away. He was 42 years old at the time.
Bishop Odemwingie Osaruese Okundaye of the Church of God Mission International was a pastor and director of administration. On the 12th of March, 1970, he was born. Odemwingie resigned from his job in the financial industry in February 2010 to devote his time to full-time ministry.
In the same year, Rev. Imoh Okundaye and several other devout CGMI members formed a prayer team, which gave birth to the CGMI Church 4real Lagos in January 2006, under the NGL (New Generation Leadership) framework, which subsequently evolved into the Global Bishopric.
Okundaye served as Senior Pastor for seven years before being transferred to the CGMI Living Springs in Ajah, Lagos in 2013. He was one of six bishops consecrated at the church’s annual conference, dubbed “MEGACON,” in Benin, Edo State’s capital, in early August 2021. He died a few weeks later on Monday, August 23rd.
The General Superintendent of Redemption Ministries Worldwide, with headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was the Rev. Stephen Akinola. Akinola was born in Tamale, Ghana, on March 4th, 1953.
After resigning as a pastor at Deeper Christian Life Ministry in January 1987, he formed Redemption Ministries, Worldwide. Akinola, who was 61 years old at the time of his death, died on June 6, 2021, a few hours after TB Joshua. His wife was Pastor Matilda Ayebatonye Akinola. This union resulted in a family of children and grandchildren.
The General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church was the Rev. Wilson Badejo. Between 1999 and 2009, Badejo was a member of the Nigerian Foursquare Gospel Church. After a brief illness, he died in the early hours of Saturday, August 7, 2021. He was 74 years old at the time.
Joseph Dominic Agboli
The Victorious Army Ministries International, located on Acme Road in Ogba, Lagos, was founded by Apostle Joseph Dominic Agboli. Agboyi was born in the Delta State town of Ogwashi-Uku on November 29, 1963.
After leaving Pastor Patrick Anwuzia’s Zoe Ministries in 1995, he started his own church. After a brief illness, Agboli died on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021, at the age of 58. Blessings Agboli, his wife, and their five children survive him.
The Victory Family Assembly, often known as VIFA, was led by Bishop Moses Grandeur. In the 1980s, the Delta State-born preacher was one of the pioneers of Pentecostal preaching in Sapele.
On February 26th, he went to be with the Lord. Bishop (Mrs.) Angel Grandeur, his wife, and his five children and grandkids survive him.