Leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Evelyn Joshua has announced that the church will reopen for services when the leadership gets approval from God.
The widow of founder of the church Prophet TB Joshua stated this on Sunday to address concerns by church members eager for reopening.
“We are getting ready and even yearning to start services but we cannot go outside the will of God whose directive is what we shall continue to uphold, live and work on,” she stated.
Evelyn noted that before her husband’s death, the church was yet to start services, unlike other churches; adding that the peculiarity of the church, which sees both locals and foreigners attend services, was being put into consideration.
“We have no fear whatsoever but don’t forget a good Christian must also be a good citizen. We have continued to pray for God’s mercy for our nation and the world. Besides, I am still mourning the passing of my husband.
“When the mourning period is over, and most importantly, when the Lord intimates us to begin, we shall move swiftly in God’s grace. Be assured that God’s mercy endures and by His grace, SCOAN shall come out stronger,” she said.
The church had early in September confirmed Evelyn as the new leader after a Federal High Court in Lagos appointed her as chairperson of the board of trustees. Her appointment has been greeted with in-house agitations by some members who were close to the late Joshua.
Commenting further on plans to reopen for service, a representative of the SCOAN legal department James Akhigbe said, “Very soon the church will commence service but we don’t do things based on human emotions, We don’t conduct the affairs of SCOAN to please people but we embark on the project because we have heard from God.
“We are very hopeful that God will give us the green light. Meanwhile, we cannot say tomorrow because you cannot dictate to the Holy Spirit.”