Top Nigerian pastor and founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Pastor Temitope Joshua, has been ranked as the 13th most famous pastor in the world.
Vanguard reports that the ranking which was put together by a group known as Movement for Progress Initiative also ranked Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola of the Christ Apostolic Church as 32nd on the same category.
Mr. Opahigbe Lawal , who is the coordinator of the movement said at the ranking event which took place at Egbeda area of Lagos, that it is imperative to acknowledge and celebrate Pastor Joshua because of his humanitarian efforts across the globe.
“It is great to break the news that Pastor T. B. Joshua was ranked 13th most famous prophet in the world by a global digital media company called Ranker. This feat was possible due to his contribution and support for humanitarian across the globe.
“Prophet T. B. Joshua’s humanitarian project tagged: “Let Love Lead,” has benefited victims of natural disaster in Asia, Latin America, Central America, South America, Europe and Africa. He has also awarded over 1,000 scholarships through Emmanuel Television to both Nigerian and foreign students annually,” he explained.
Meanwhile, another popular Nigerian pastor and head of Believers World, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has been involved in a controversy. The pastor has been accused by a member of his own church of staging miracle-healing sessions.
According to a report by South Africa’s Sowetan, followers have said that he has been hiring people to pretend to be sick and disabled and then be “healed” during his television shows and public prayer meetings.