A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, Thursday, certified Mrs. Evelyn Joshua, widow of the departed Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, as a trustee of the church.
The church disclosed this in a statement, saying that Justice Tijjani Ringim gave the judgment on Thursday at the Lagos Judicial Division of the High Court in Ikoyi.
The appointment, the statement continued, was in tandem with the church’s constitution which prescribes a minimum of three trustees for the SCOAN board.
The church’s statement reads in part: “This was contained in a petition brought by concerned and committed members of the church, represented by Mr. Kola Kareem and Mrs Moji Oguntoyinbo, against the Incorporated Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, the Corporate Affairs Commission, and Mrs. Evelyn Onyisi Joshua in a Suit No: FHC/L/CP/1109/2021.
“The petitioners were represented by Emeka Ekweozor, Chris Eme and E. G. Onyejekwulum. Ossazu Owie represented first and second respondents, while O. N. Chukwu appeared for the CAC.
“The respondents through their counsel told the court they were not opposed to the petition made under Section 839(6)(B) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 (as Amended).”
The statement declared that the church “has been in a limbo since the passing of the man of God, Senior Prophet TB Joshua over the leadership succession in the church.”
Who is Evelyn Joshua?
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Akabude on December 17, 1968, Mrs. Evelyn Onyisi Joshua, who will be 53 this December, hailed from Okala Okpuno in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State. She was born a twin but her twin brother died. And little is known of her parents.
The mother of three attended St. Emecheta Primary School in Ezi Town in Delta State and moved to Lagos in 1977 to complete her primary education at Orile Primary School in Oshodi. She also received her secondary school education in Lagos.
On meeting the world-renowned televangelist and philanthropist and owner of Emmanuel TV, Prophet T. B. Joshua, Evelyn once revealed in an interview that it took her future husband just 45 minutes during their first meeting to propose marriage.
Few months later, they lovebirds got married and they remained man and wife till T.B. Joshua’s sudden death on June 5, 2021, aged 57. The marriage lasted 25 years.
The couple had three God-fearing children, two of whom are Promise and Serah Oyindamola Joshua. Little is known about their last daughter who is a teenager. Serah, who graduated in Law from the London School of Economics and obtained her Master’s degree in New York, is married to Brian Moshi, a Tanzanian.
The couple tied the knot on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at a Catholic Church in Arusha. They had previously got married in Nigeria and later in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).