According to a recent video from Emmanuel TV, there is a guy in the New York/New Jersey area called John Zavlaris who is falsely claiming to be affiliated with SCOAN. TB Joshua claims Zavlaris once came to SCOAN in Lagos for deliverance, TB Joshua prayed for him, a photo was taken of this moment, and was used as to claim that he was anointed by TB Joshua. This, TB Joshua claims, was not the case and he was never in any way affiliated with SCOAN. You can watch the entire statement here:
[at the request of John Zavlaris ministries, this video has been removed because it was becoming one of the top ranked google results for his name. If you are interested in viewing the video, you can find it by searching on youtube]
A source who was once part of John Zavlaris’ ministry strongly disputes this narrative. They claim to have frequently provided videos that were aired by Emmanuel TV of John Zavlaris’ anointed water crusades, and it was not uncommon for John to receive phone calls directly from TB Joshua. When visiting SCOAN in Lagos, Zavlaris would return with suitcases full of anointed water, not something a “nobody” would ever be allowed to do (normal people are limited to one bottle each to prevent scammers).
So what is the truth? Thanks to youtube, we have been able to find numerous videos broadcast on Emmanuel TV telling a very different story to TB Joshua.
For example in this video, John Zavlaris is broadcasting from Cincinnati in 2011, he says that “The man of God TB Joshua, general overseer of SCOAN and owner of Emmanuel TV gives me new anointed water to spray people…”
In a video from Birmingham, Alabama Zavlaris again claims that TB Joshua had sent the anointed water to him to minister at this service, and he signs himself off as “John Zavlaris for Emmanuel TV”
From a video of an anointed water service in New York city, the Emmanuel TV voice over refers to John Zavlaris as a SCOAN evangelist saying “one of the Synagogue Church of All Nations evangelists has been sent to minister the anointed water in Jesus name”.
Remember, all the videos above (and there are more we could have shown) are from Emmanuel TV. This means the claims in them (John Zavlaris being sent by TB Joshua, being a SCOAN evangelist) are from SCOAN HQ, approved by the general overseer. John Zavlaris was clearly far more than a guy who got a photo taken while being prayed for by TB Joshua. For whatever reason, he became a threat to TB Joshua and was disowned and betrayed in a dishonest way. It should serve as a warning to all TB Joshua workers – you are only valuable to him as long as you are useful to him. He doesn’t care for you, he cares for what you can do for him. As we have seen through the many fake and edited prophecies and the complete disowning of SCOAN Athens (claiming it was never a branch, even though their website used to list them) – TB Joshua thinks nothing of telling barefaced lies.
As for John Zavlaris, we hope and pray this will shock you out of your deception. You cannot continue your ministry without public repentance and denunciation of the false ministry you have been supporting and drawing people towards, at great and tragic loss to yourself. You are responsible for many people being deceived by TB Joshua, but it’s not too late – you can now redeem this situation by using your influence to expose the rottenness and deception of SCOAN that you are fast becoming aware of.