17th September, 2021
The members and partners of the Synagogue Church of All Nations and Emmanuel TV in Ondo, Osun, and Ekiti states have thrown their weight behind Mrs. Evelyn Joshua.
The SCOAN members made it known in a statement, signed by Dr. Francis Bamidele, Mr. Gbenga Osadare, Mr. Lanre Cole and nine others, issued on Thursday.
They said some people in the church were planning to destroy the church after the demise of the founder, the late Pastor Temitope Joshua.
The members said the group named Global Congress of SCOAN Members who kicked against the appointment of TB Joshua’s widow, Mrs Evelyn Joshua, as the leader of the church, was not known to the church.
The concerned members described the opposing group as faceless.
The statement added that some people in the church who were allegedly involved in financial misappropriation of the church’s funds had been sponsoring the group to cause disunity in the church.
The statement read in part, “We members and Partners of Synagogue Church of All Nations and Emmanuel TV in Akure, Ondo State, hereby, disclaim and dissociate ourselves in its entirety from the news making rounds on the internet as well as in other media outlets about the acclaimed group in Akure called the Global Congress of SCOAN Members and their purported statement, that Mrs. Evelyn Joshua is not a pastor or part of the founding members of the church and rejected her emergence as the leader of the church.
“The acclaimed global congress group and its so-called members are not known to us in Akure, none of us, genuine members and partners, has ever come across this acclaimed group called Global Congress and its members in several church programs and activities conducted in Akure or in Lagos church auditorium in the last 20years.
“The global congress group, the president’s and the secretary’s names mentioned in the statement are out rightly fictitious, fake and non-existence.
“However, investigations conducted revealed that the acclaimed global congress group is not unconnected to the cabal disciples of Prophet TB Joshua who upon the passing on to glory by Prophet TB Joshua on June 5th, 2021, connived and diverted several billions of the church funds into their personal accounts and looted the treasury of the church with impunity. Prophetess Evelyn Joshua stood up to the task against this looting spree.
“Now, because it was no longer business like before, the cabals became bitterly aggrieved and resulted in a battle line drawn and now using every propaganda weapon to fight the new leader of SCOAN. It will interest you to know that the EFCC is already investigating these financial misappropriations of these former disciples.”
The members however urged the general public to disregard the statements issued by “the disgruntled entities in whatever form or disguised under whatever propaganda weapon.”