Evelyn Joshua Biography: Who Is T. B. Joshua’s Wife?

Evelyn Joshua is the late late TB Joshua’s wife. She a 55-year-old Nigerian televangelist, media personality, and entrepreneur born on December 17th 1968. She hails from Okala Okpuno in Oshimili North Local Government, Delta State. Evelyn is best known as the wife of the late TB Joshua, a Nigerian prophet, televangelist, philanthropist, and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations.

While T.B. Joshua’s fame and popularity relegated the presence of his wife to the background, his death has now tilted the media’s beam on Evelyn Joshua. She is a strong woman who, against all odds, succeeded her late husband as the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). It is an accepted fact that the greatness and success of prophet TB Joshua would not be complete without the steadfast support and love of his wife, Evelyn.

Summary of Evelyn Joshua’s Bio

  • Full Name: Evelyn Joshua
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: December 17, 1968
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius
  • Ethnicity: Delta-Igbo
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Sexual Orientation: straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Widowed
  • Husband: TB Joshua
  • Children: Promise, Serah, and Heart
  • Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Akabude
  • Education: St Emecheta Primary School, Ezi Town, Orile Primary School in Oshodi, and Grammar School, Oshodi, Lagos.
  • Net Worth: $15 million

Who is Evelyn Joshua?

Evelyn Joshua was born in the Okala Okpumo community in Oshimili North, Local Government Area of Delta State on December 17, 1968. She is 55 years old in 2024 and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Evelyn is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Akobundo.

Where is Evelyn Joshua From?

Evelyn Joshua is from Okala Okpuno in Oshimili North Local Government, Delta State, Nigeria. Her family is mainly of the Delta-Igbo-speaking tribe and she is the fifth child in a family of seven. Details about her siblings are unknown to the media. However, it is a fact that the wife of the late prophet had a deceased twin brother. Evelyn grew up alongside her siblings in Okala Okpumo in Delta State.

She had her primary education at St Emecheta Primary School, Ezi Town Delta State. She later completed her primary education at Orile Primary School in Oshodi after her family moved to Lagos in 1977. Evelyn proceeded to complete her secondary education at Grammar School, Oshodi. Information as to whether she attended university is unknown to the public.

Before Joining SCOAN, She Was A Private Worker

Evelyn previously worked with Nigerian Distilleries in Ota, Ogun State. Information regarding her time as a private worker is not public knowledge. Remarkably, she met her husband while working in Ogun state. Also, she was not initially a member of SCOAN but a staunch member of the Assemblies of God church before her marriage to TB Joshua.

How Evelyn Became T.B. Joshua’s Wife in 1990

Evelyn and the late TB Joshua met for the first time in 1990 during the former’s visit to her sister at Ikotu Egbe in Lagos. She had a 45-minute encounter with the late prophet that eventually translated into a lifetime of conjugal bliss.

TB Joshua and Wife Evelyn – image source

Mrs Joshua shared that she became eager to meet TB Joshua for some spiritual guidance and counseling after she heard of the miraculous activities of the prophet. Although she was a staunch member of the Assemblies of God church, she still found her way to his church for counselling. After some efforts to see the man of God, which proved abortive, she later got the rare opportunity to meet with him.

She recalled that the moment TB Joshua saw her, he started telling her revelations about her personality, as he called her by her name, stating her age, occupation, and everything about her family even without Evelyn uttering a word in his presence. Evelyn was instantly swept off her feet by his charming personality and how he was able to know all of those details about her life.

The story later changed after he told her that he had a vision about her being his wife. TB Joshua soon asked her to marry him, and even though everything happened too fast, Evelyn said yes. This was because she had the conviction that it was all some sort of a divine arrangement. The two got engaged immediately, and the rest was history.

She Came into the Limelight as TB Joshua’s Wife

Evelyn Joshua rose to immense popularity following her marriage to TB Joshua. Before their meeting, Evelyn kept quite a low profile while working at Nigerian Distilleries in Ota, Ogun State. However, she was instantly thrust into the limelight after her connection with the prophet.

Unlike most couples who would spend long years of courtship before tying the knot, Evelyn and Prophet TB Joshua’s case was quite different. After their first date, which led to their engagement, the duo tied the knot after some months in the same year in 1990. Evelyn was only 22 years old then, while her husband was 5 years older than her.

Shortly after their wedding, Evelyn left Nigeria for Ghana, where she enrolled in a management program; afterwards, she came back to support her husband’s ministry. Mrs. Joshua was a strong loyalist of the prophet when he was alive. When quizzed about the negative speculations and rumors surrounding his ministry, she would always debunk them.

She tells everyone that her husband is dedicated to his work and is not as mysterious as many accuse him of being. Their marital bliss was blessed with three amazing daughters, and it lasted for 31 years before her husband’s untimely demise truncated it.

They had initially encountered some minor challenges in their marriage bordering on their ethnic differences. She was Delta-Igbo while he was Yoruba, which is not uncommon with most inter-ethnic marriages. But they were able to pass all the hurdles and storms together.

Evelyn And TB Joshua Had Three Daughters

TB Joshua’s wife and kids – image source

Evelyn and her late husband were blessed with three daughters named Sarah Joshua, Promise Joshua, and Heart Joshua. Sarah Joshua is an accomplished barrister. She attended the London School of Economics, after which she returned to Nigeria. She was called to the bar in December 2015 and is now a practising barrister.

Promise Joshua is currently studying International Relations and Politics in London. Nothing much is known about their last child Heart Joshua.

One lesson learned from the couple is that they were not hell-bent on getting a male child despite pressure from the family. Their daughters seem to be doing quite well, having been trained under a strong Christian background. As expected, after the demise of her husband, Prophet TB Joshua, Evelyn now assumed the sole responsibility of catering for her daughters. As it seems, she has not been faulted in doing so as all of her daughters have remained on the right track of moral excellence.

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Evelyn and T.B. Joshua’s Family

Spouse Evelyn Joshua
Marriage Date 1990
Marriage Details T.B. Joshua and Evelyn Joshua had a long-standing marriage. They got married in 1990. Evelyn has often been described as a very supportive partner in both Joshua’s ministry and personal life.
Meeting Evelyn Joshua reported that she met T.B. Joshua at a small church in Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, where Joshua was leading a prayer session.
TB Joshua’s Children
  1. Serah Joshua
  2. Promise Joshua
  3. Heart Joshua
Children’s Details
  1. Serah Joshua, the oldest, graduated from the London School of Economics, Law Department.
  2. Promise Joshua studied Politics and International Relations at London School of Economics and Political Science.
  3. Little public information is available regarding Heart Joshua.
Family Life T.B. Joshua was known to keep his family life relatively private. However, he was reportedly a devoted husband and father, and his family was often seen as integral to his life and ministry.
Spouse’s Role Evelyn Joshua played a significant role in T.B. Joshua’s ministry and life. She was known to be actively involved in the administrative part of his church, The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).
Marriage until Death The marriage lasted until T.B. Joshua’s death in June 2021. Evelyn Joshua has since then taken a more public role in the church’s leadership.

The Death of TB Joshua Caused So Much Sorrow to the Family

TB Joshua’s death dealt a big blow to his family. The once-happy family has been plunged into so much sadness following the demise of their father and founder of SCOAN. The unexpected news of his death broke on June 5, 2021, only a few days before his 58th birthday.

There were several reports making waves that the prophet died after battling with a stroke for a couple of months, but they were never verified. Some reports suggested that the prophet knew he would die before the fateful day. These reports further made headlines when the public learned about what were said to be his last words and sermons.

During the last church service, where he also said words like ‘watch and pray,’ the late prophet at some point started feeling uncomfortable and excused himself to his apartment.

Members had thought he only went to ease himself or take a little rest, but when he took longer than expected, some people went to search for him in his apartment. However, when they found him, he was already dead. He was buried within the premises of the SCOAN church on July 9, 2021, at Ikotun, Lagos.

Left to mourn him were his wife and his daughters. Evelyn was heavily grieved by the death of her husband TB Joshua, and the same went for his three lovely kids. But although the family mourned him privately, they shared every information about his funeral to the public through different press briefings.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu paid a condolence visit to late prophet TB Joshua’s family (image source)

Is Evelyn Joshua the New Leader of T. B. Joshua’s Church?

Yes. The Synagogue church named Evelyn Joshua as its new leader on September 11, 2021. The church announced while calling for prayers for the new leader. However, the journey to becoming the new leader was not without hurdles for the prophet’s widow.

In the natural order of things, many would expect that after the demise of the general overseer of SCOAN international church, his wife would assume leadership of the church. But on the contrary, the idea to make TB Joshua’s wife the new leader sparked a lot of controversies from some factions of the church’s leadership who were opposed to the idea. The situation became worse because when TB Joshua was alive, he worked closely with a group of disciples referred to as the ‘wise men.’

It was also argued that his wife was not deeply involved in leadership activities and was not also a member of the board of trustees. Amid these controversies, the idea to go to court to obtain membership of the trustees for Evelyn was born. In the wake of the division and arguments regarding who succeeds the general overseer, some series of consultations were made.

It was then unanimously agreed that the wife of the late prophet should assume the mantle of leadership of the church. Afterwards, the court granted an order to make TB Joshua’s wife a member of SCOAN’s incorporated trustees, which she wasn’t part of.

How Evelyn Joshua Is Taking On Her New Title As General Overseer of SCOAN

Evelyn Joshua
image source

TB Joshua’s wife seems to have garnered appreciable experience to stir the ministry’s affairs and move it forward having demonstrated firm resolve towards being the new leader of SCOAN. She is also working hard to ensure that her husband’s legacies are upheld.
However, some other factions of the members, who are known as the Global Congress of SCOAN Members (GCSM), in collaboration with other senior members, of the church still bore a grudge against Evelyn’s new appointment.

But all that does not count anymore as the woman leader who has shown readiness and enough commitment in taking up the daunting task and moving her late husband’s ministry forward. Evelyn is an evangelist, having attended different evangelical courses. She has been coping fine with her personal ministerial experience added to the knowledge she got from her late husband.

Following her appointment, it was speculated at some point that her emergence saw the immediate sacking of some church members who were allegedly stealing from the church. Security was also beefed up in the church, and other measures essential for the protection and growth of the church were also taken.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Evelyn Joshua Related to Pastor Chris?

Evelyn Joshua is not related to Pastor Christ Oyakhilome. The former hails from Delta State while the latter was born in Edo State. However, both of them are televangelists, preachers, and leaders of the Christian faith.

Where is Evelyn Joshua from?

Evelyn Joshua is from Okala Okpuno in Oshimili North Local Government, Delta State. She was born there on December 17th 1968 to Mr and Mrs Nicholas Akabude. She is 55 years old in 2024 and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

What is Evelyn Joshua’s Net Worth?

Evelyn Joshua’s net worth is estimated to be $11 million as of 2024. She inherited a huge part of her wealth from her late husband who was one of the richest televangelists in Africa before passing in 2021. Evelyn, nevertheless, has other sources of income

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