T. B. Joshua

Nigerian Christian leader

Temitope Balogun Joshua (born June 12, 1963) is the Nigerian founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian organisation headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. A Christian pastor, humanitarian and author, Joshua broadcasts Christian televangelism via SCOAN's Christian Television station Emmanuel TV, and on the Internet via the Streaming Faith broadcast portal.


  • "You will begin to succeed with your life when the pains and problems of others matter to you."
  • "If you have not tasted poverty, you will not be able to manage blessing when it comes. If you have not tasted humiliation, you will not be able to manage honour when it comes."
  • "If your actions are motivated by selfish interests rather than God, you are mortgaging tomorrow's joy."
  • "In the university of God, however brilliant you may be, you will not be given double promotion. You must take every course, because each course serves a purpose."
  • "Whatever I am today is a product of that conviction that victory through Christ is victory indeed. The rest is history."
  • "Our position in Christ Jesus is enhanced each time we help someone in trouble."
  • “Someone out there is waiting for you for a lifetime. You cannot afford to fail them; failing them is failing God. Remember, God is speaking to you through them, saying: 'They are fatherless, so that you can be their father.' 'They are lonely, so that you can be their companion.' 'They are in want, so that you can be their benefactor.' ”
  • "When we inherit stolen wealth in a will, we would live under a stolen future – thereby mortgaging our future. Remember, what comes from God goes to Him. What comes from truth goes to truth. What comes from stealing goes to stealing. What comes from destruction goes to destruction."
  • “You need not fear where you are going when you know Jesus is going with you.”
  • “Whether you are young or old, what matters is the grace to continue living hereafter. A man may die young yet be satisfied with living but a wicked man is not satisfied even with long life."
  • “Judge not, so that you will not be judged. We should talk to people to be saved and not to die. I mean, we should talk salvation, not condemnation. The Bible is my standard. God hates sin, not sinners. When I say, ‘Do not judge so that you will not be judged’, I mean we should hate sin, not the sinner because sinners can change. If you have killed a sinner by judging him, there will be no opportunity for change. Sinners can be delivered. We should hate the act, not the people because our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the ‘spirit beings’ that cause all these acts. If my parents were one, I would not have been given birth to. Those that are asking this question – if your parents were one, you would not have been given birth to. You that are reading me – if your parents were one, you would not be reading this today. God bless the reader and the hearer.”
  • "If you run before God, you cannot run after God.”
  • "In a situation where you become so great without God’s character, it means the end is going to be bad."
  • “When you see someone who is great without God’s character, don’t admire him – pray for him because the beginner is not the owner but the finisher… The beginning and middle are off-record; the end is what will put the record straight.”
  • “Character is the one that carries whatever we become. If your wealth is bigger than your character, that wealth will be spending you, not you spending it.”
  • “If God has called you, the more they block your way, the more that trouble and temptation, the more God’s love is provoked… Each attempt to stop you asks for more evidence from God.”
  • "Whatever situation you are facing, don’t let it overwhelm you. Stay focused because there is something far more important than that situation – your dream and your goals in life.”
  • "When you are connected to your destiny, nothing and nothing can stop you."
  • “If you believe in what you are doing, why should disappointment separate you from it? If you believe in your business, why should failure cause you to abandon it? If you believe in your marriage, why should crisis separate you and lead to divorce?”
  • “When you are connected to your destiny, nothing and nothing can stop you.”
  • "When it is time to dress, make-up, take your bath and eat, it is time to hurry. Those things have little to do with your future. Don’t waste your time on what cannot guarantee your future; your mirror keeps deceiving you.”
  • “I am a material to be used that will not cost you any money. I am afraid to collect money from you because if I collect it, it will affect the gift and grace of God in my life.”
  • "The man that is poor is not the one who has no money but one without a dream. Children of destiny can never be poor, though they may experience temporary lacks."
  • "Today, many people blame their situation on family background. Some would say, ‘I am poor because everyone in my family is poor.’ If you make excuses for being poor, your poverty cannot be excused. Remember, you are responsible for what you give your attention to; so it is unnecessary to blame your situation on anyone. Today, it is common for people to blame their failure on their family background, whereas they attribute their success to their personal effort.”
  • “Nobody is too good or too bad to qualify for God’s grace.”
  • “When you learn what God has made you for and how He treasures your company, you are bound to be contented, self-sufficient and happy.”
  • “We should not allow unhealthy ego, pride or greed to overrule our good intention.”
  • “Those who have the greatest and most positive impact on society are not concerned with name and fame.”
  • “Every day you must stay true to your purpose, despite snow or rain. When your purpose is clear, your life will have meaning.”
  • “A resolve to do whatever proper thing it takes separates the weak from the strong. The strong are determined to do whatever possible and proper thing to get to their goal.”
  • “Adopting a lifestyle that is on purpose provides an opportunity to enrich others by leaving your imprint in a positive way.”

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