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TB Joshua's widow takes over church leadership

TB Joshua's widow says he remains the overseer.

In Summary

• She has asked for prayers as she begins her new role.

• Evelyn said in-person worship would resume "as God leads".

TB Joshua's widow says he remains the overseer
TB Joshua's widow says he remains the overseer
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The TB Joshua church in Nigeria has announced a new era in its leadership as the late preacher's widow takes over.

Evelyn Joshua said her late husband will remain as the general overseer and founder of the church.

She has asked for prayers as she begins her new role.

Evelyn said in-person worship would resume "as God leads".

Joshua died in June and the church has never announced who would take charge.

The influential preacher was buried inside his synagogue in Lagos after a week of mourning.

His death was announced via a statement released by his TB Joshua Ministries official Facebook page, saying that he died on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

"God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for," the statement said.