A few years ago, there were 4 SCOAN international branches in addition to the mothership in Lagos. Today, only two branches are listed on the site. Capetown quietly shut down around two years ago without any public explanation, and recently the same has happened to Athens.
Just over a year ago, a former member of SCOAN London reported that due to a crisis in the branch, TB Joshua had “taken emergency action by ordering the closure of the London branch and recalling all his workers from London to go and operate from Lagos only”. The branch is still listed on SCOAN’s site, so officially it has not been closed, but it is true that many workers were recalled to Lagos, and the branch only meets now on a monthly basis (at most). Presumably this branch is being kept on “life support” due to the strategic value of the city.
From SCOAN’s website, it appears that it is only Ghana that still meets on a weekly basis, although curiously no venue is listed. It was this branch that hosted the terrible anointed water crusade that resulted in the deaths of four people. After that it was rumoured that the authorities banned them from meeting in their venue, but we’ve been unable to confirm this.
All of this certainly puts paid to the myth that TB Joshua’s kingdom is experiencing continued and unstoppable growth. There have been no new international branches for years, and half of the original ones have now closed. TB Joshua’s stunts are becoming increasingly outrageous and desperate, high profile leaders have left and setup new ministries, and his world prophecies are now nothing more than a scrambled mess of patched together statements. SCOAN is very clearly a kingdom in decline, let’s hope and pray that those we love escape from this mess before they go down with it.
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