The General Overseer and Founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, has been ranked amongst the most famous prophets in the history of mankind.
The ranking was contained in a publication by an America-based research organisation – www.ranker.com.
According to the organisation, the ranking was based on votes from over 250 million people worldwide.
A statement on its website reads: “From reputable, prominent, and well known prophets to the lesser known prophets of today, these are some of the best professionals in the prophet field.
“If you want to answer the questions, ‘Who are the most famous prophets ever?’ and ‘What are the names of famous prophets?’ then you are in the right place.”
The publication, which lists a total of 71 prophets, named Joshua as number 13 in the world and number one in Africa.
He is followed by the late Joseph Ayo Babalola, who occupies number 32 in the world and the second in Africa.
Only these two prophets were named from Africa.
The list includes great biblical figures like Abraham, Moses, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Elisha, Micah and Paul the Apostle, amongst others.
The publication described Joshua thus: “Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T.B. Joshua, is a Nigerian preacher. He is the leader of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a religious organisation that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, Nigeria.
“He has been awarded various accolades, notably receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian government in 2008.”