The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) is a church established by the late Nigerian Televangelist, Prophet TB Joshua. However, most people are not really aware of the history behind the establishment of the church.

As reported earlier by, popular Nigerian Televangelist, Prophet TB Joshua has passed on in the evening of Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Founding of SCOAN

Many years ago, a small gathering of eight members came together to hold their first meeting in a humble shelter in a squalid, swampy jungle, in the location of Agodo-Egbe in Lagos, Nigeria.

For everything God created, He allotted a specific and definite purpose. The purpose and mission of the church was simple and clear – to seek and save the lost.

The First Church

In 1987, T.B. Joshua visited a ‘prayer mountain’ to seek the face of God. There, he fasted and prayed for 40 days and 40 nights.

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He wrote that in a heavenly vision, he had received divine anointing and a covenant from God to start his ministry. In his own words, he said concerning the life-changing experience:

“… I saw a hand that pointed a Bible to my heart. The Bible entered my heart and my former heart seemed to immerse with the Bible immediately… I heard a voice saying, ‘I am your God. I am giving you a divine commission to go and carry out the work of the Heavenly Father… I would show you the wonderful ways I would reveal myself through you in teaching, preaching, miracles, signs and wonders for the salvation of souls…’ ”

The Second Church

TB Joshua started a church with just a handful of members, naming it ‘The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations’—a name he says God divinely revealed to him. Since then, the church has grown far beyond the shores of Nigeria.

More than 15,000 members attend the weekly Sunday service, and visitors from outside Nigeria are accommodated in the church facilities.

The Third Church

From the very first service held in 1987 to the present day, the church has been controversial due to reports of miraculous signs and wonders that occur every week.

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Numerous videos have been produced which purport to document the healing of incurable sicknesses such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, and paralysis; showing people’s conditions before, during, and after prayer from T. B. Joshua.

The current chapel of SCOAN

He was also mentoring many evangelists from around the world in the church premises, saying:

“The biggest reward God can give to His servant… is to make disciples who will do better than what we are presently doing.”



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