‘TB Joshua proposed to me 45 minutes after we met’ – wife opens up


Prophet TB Joshua’s wife of 23 years, Evelyn Joshua, granted a rare interview to The Spectator and talked about how she met and married TB Joshua at the age of 17 in 1990 and her role in his ministry. See excerpts below…

I visited a sister somewhere at Ikotun-Egbe and they were all talking about a particular man, a prophet. Half of the people in the room had all met him and they were saying a lot of good things about him. After everything, I asked my sister if she could take me to him. I needed a spiritual guide at the time. A counselor. So we went there but unfortunately didn’t meet him at home. Some months later I visited him again alone, that was in 1990. 

TB Joshua proposed to her 45 minutes after they met. Sweet, huh? lol..

Before this time, the idea I had about this prophet was that he was an old man, with a long white beard. So on that day I was reading a novel that I came with when I suddenly saw someone come into the room, pick one or two things and went back. The person I saw wasn’t an old man so I didn’t pay him any attention. But when he went back to the consulting room, one of the people also waiting to speak with him said ‘that’s him’.

When it eventually my turn to see him, we sat opposite each other. He was gazing at me for a few minutes, and I was also gazing at him. Transfixed as I was, I saw him write something on a piece of paper, ‘Ejide’ (means twin has come). I’m a twin.

Then we started talking and he told a lot of things about myself, both things I knew and the ones I didn’t know. He told me about my family, about my past, about my future. Altogether we spoke for about forty five minutes. At the end of the whole thing he spoke to me in Yoruba. He said (translated in English) Please don’t be annoyed. Don’t think this is how I talk to everyone that comes to me. I don’t have a concubine and I don’t want to have a concubine. But will you marry me?

Just like that. It was strange, but that gives me an insight into what the scripture says that the spirit testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. That was how I met him. When he proposed to me my heart agreed with it instantly. Some months later I asked him why he thought it was right seeing a lady for the first time and proposing to her. He said he had seen me four days before that day. I don’t know if it was in a dream or a revelation. We had our traditional and church wedding a few months later.

The Spectator


  1. In fact, anybody that is calling Prophet TB Joshua a bad name, that person are insulting Jesus christ, he a God sender and God sent him to the world to heal and make the world to know him and God gave the image of son Jesus Christ. The word coming out from his month is him talking, the Holy is taking but i have never see before or been in his church. The type of love that is there, u have never see it before in any church. Please, if your not watching Emmanuel.tv. Please,. Watch it and see love or word of encouragment. Lord almighty will Anoiting him more with his wisemen in Jesus name…….Amen.

  2. God Bless the Man of God…….I was once a critic of the prophet all credit to bad press and rumour mongering. I have already asked God for forgiveness.I recently began watching Emmanuel tv and so amazed at the transformation of Prophet TB Joshua… he teaches wonderfully and I ThankGod for the wisdom of God in his life….Emmanuellllllll

  3. Wow that’s a cute momory of my great father PROPHET T.B JOSHUA he who MY Great father in heaven sent too the world to preach the word of truth to his people and too deliver them from evil spirit attack.my daddy prophet t.b joshua may your anointing never dry, may you live long and manifest the hole thing he sent you too come and do.baba I love you if I had opportunity too see you I’m great in life.daddy keep on my heavenly his with you.you are bless EMMANUEL

    • Emmanuel!!!!!!
      My name is Lindo from South Africa ur dad has free from darkness of Hell m dearly greateful to him today I can read my bible with true understanding Hallleeelluuuuuya.
      God blessed your family with eternal blessing, may he continues to bless the man of God with endless fire of the Lord all mighty until all lost soul are brought back to Christ our lord and beyond times.
      He is our proof to show Gods power stl lives n he we forever will.

      Bless you all in Jesus name Amen

  4. Wow!!! What a splendid story. Your marriage shall be a blessing, your children sourranding table and you shall see your children’s children thus says the Lord of Host. I have dreamt of you my prophet time without number I really hope to see you soon sir by his Grace amen. Thanks and God bless the synagogue amen.