Pastor Temitope Joshua, the leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has joined Nigeria’s big league of miracle and prosperity priests who own private jets, SaharaReporters has learned authoritatively
Widely-known as TB Joshua, the church leader took possession
of the nearly brand-new Gulfstream G550 aircraft in April 2015, a few months after a building
collapse at the premises of his megachurch in the Ikotun-Egbe suburb of Lagos.
Registered as “Synagogue Of Nations,” the jet was purchased using the Bank Of Utah trustee as the front for purchasing the jet.
Pastor TB Joshua’s jet is the most expensive of the four owned by Nigerian pastors. Pastor David
Oyedepo (Bombardier Challenger 604), Pastor Enoch Adeboye (Gulfstream GIV), and Ayo
Oritsejafor (Bombardier Challenger 601) are also jet owners.
Pastor TB Joshua’s jet has already started making the rounds. In June, it left the Murtala Muhammad
International Airport in Lagos on a whirlwind of South America, departing north from there to
Kentucky in the United States.
The jet, which has US registration number N131LK, was built in 2010. It was delivered to its first user
in 2013 before making it to TB Joshua early this year. SaharaReporters learned that the jet made a
voyage to Nigeria in December 2013, as the Bank of Utah was apparently pitching it to Pastor TB Joshua. The man of God reportedly asked to see it and bless it before finally taking delivery.
It could cost up to $3 million to maintain the jet annually, depending on how heavily it is used.