Harare – Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) founder Prophet TB Joshua has distanced himself from the forthcoming crusade to be held in Harare by Great Covenant Ministry of Cameroon senior Apostle John Chi on November 21.
Dubbed ‘Zimbabwe For Christ Crusade’ the crusade’s advert includes the name of TB Joshua in a statement that reads “Come and tap into the anointing of TB Joshua from his servant” in apparent reference that Chi was TB Joshua’s son.
Apostle Tendai Kapondoro is also part of the crusade.
SCOAN representative in Zimbabwe Josey Mahachie said she made contact with her superiors and SCOAN nor TB Joshua is affiliated to that event in any way.
“As far as i know people doing this are using Prophet TB Joshua’s name to pull crowds and possibly make money.
“I have also spoken to Tb Joshua to verify this flier and post on Facebook and he is not aware at all,” said Mahachie.
She however acknowledged that Chii used to be TB Joshua’s son but defected in 2013.
“In Zimbabwe I stand for Prophet TB Joshua and I will not allow people to misuse his name for selfish reasons.
“I am a SCOAN visitors coordinator and John Chii used to be a son many many years ago and he has started his own church with no affiliation to TB Joshua so why does he or his associates keep using Prophet TB Joshua name to advertise their events,” she said.
Efforts to contact Chi’s local representatives were futile as the number enlisted on the official Facebook page could not go through on Friday.
Chi has bad memories in the country after he had a nightmarish trip in 2017 when his crusade was a monumental flop.
He was one of TB Joshua’s ‘wise men’ and his decision to break away and start his own ministry in his home country (Cameroon) shocked many congregants.
TB Joshua however called on worshippers to continue praying for John Chi and he explained that it was beyond him to restore ‘fallen wise men’ since it was only God who owns such anointing.