The widow of Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua, has officially taken charge of his Lagos-based mega-church.

Ms Evelyn Joshua will now lead the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), founded by her late husband, after the Federal High Court in Nigeria approved her appointment as a trustee.

According to a statement issued by the church yesterday, Justice Tijjani Ringim of the High Court gave the judgment in Ikoyi.

The decision follows a petition filed by some church members after the death of the charismatic pastor and televangelist in June.

The petitioners sought her appointment, arguing that the two surviving members of the Board of Trustees could not legally make the decision that could help the church move forward.

“In the circumstances, it became imperative for an additional trustee to be appointed to fill the vacancy created by the untimely death of the deceased founder,” they argued in court papers.

Since the pastor’s sudden death at 58, no successor was officially picked even though it was generally expected that Evelyn would assume leadership of the church.

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