The deputy prophet’s story: Godwin Paul Agomoh speaks
We’ve summarized a couple of key points from the article below:
On TB Joshua’s strategy of divide and rule among disciples:
"In the synagogue we had two levels of messages; one for the disciples and one for the congregation. What he gave the congregation differed from the message he gave us. His dealings with each disciple must remain exclusive to each one of them. It was a big crime for two disciples to stand together and discuss for two minutes. If they were found, they would be sent to face panel and explain what they were discussing. I was the head of that panel. You could be there for ten years and all you would know is what he used you for; you would not know what he used others for"
This is something reported by many ex-disciples, including Giles on this blog.
On using manipulation to create the appearance of miracles:
… We convinced her to lie on a bed as if bed-ridden. During the crusade the woman came in on a stretcher and she got up walking. However, she walked the same way that she did when we first met her.
On how TB Joshua (allegedly) stole a Ghanaian pastor’s wife:
The part about Pastor Kayode from Ghana I had some knowledge of. He came to the church about twice to my knowledge and TB introduced him as the junior prophet in Ghana. After Agomoh was sent to Ghana, he came back and TB called a meeting to say that he urgently needed to go to the church in Ghana. I went with, along with 3 other junior prophets (two of them later left because of sexual abuse). It was all chaotic and we weren’t allowed to go to the church until the actual service where TB Joshua would minister. All I remember is TB being very negative about Kayode all the time and calling all sorts of meetings about him.I knew the lady called sister Lola that Agomoh refers to in the article, but I had no idea that she was Kayode’s wife. And yes, she left without anyone knowing why. But that happened a lot, so you don’t question. Agomoh stayed behind in Ghana for ages. He seemed to be doing well until he wanted to get married. That was the end, TB Joshua would not have it and we never saw Agomoh again.