He broke into limelight in the 90s as a controversial miracle man. Tongues wagged , most of which was in criticism of his peculiarities and methods. As a high school student, a colleague of mine said he won't last 7 years. But he did. The mainstream Pentecostal caucus had their reservations about his style and believed he had questions to answer about his foundation as a Christian. The argument was predicated on the sudden appearance of a miracle man without a traceable spiritual foundation. He seemed like a candle that was to burn out shortly However, T.B Joshua ignored the criticisms, forged ahead, turning many to Christ. International doors opened for him and his church became a Jerusalem of some sort to foreigners who came in from S/Africa, East Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. There was this big scandal involving the trio of T.B Joshua, Chris Oyakhilome and Chris Okotie. It shook the Pentecostal circle in the early 2000s. Still, he survived. To the admiration of most, he embraced philanthropy with an aggression that could best be described as second to none at least in Nigeria. His popularity across the nations of the world rose as he travelled with the good news of Jesus Christ. Regardless of which side of the divide you stand on this man, one truth we can all identify with is the fact that; He made "Jesus " more popular He spread the name of Jesus across the whole earth. From Mexico to Korea and many other nations, his message was JESUS. There is no doubt as to the gargantuan impact he made in the lives of millions across the world. His cable Television "Emmanuel TV" is viewed from all over the world. I salute a man who rose from Ikotun to become a global icon of uncommon proportion. He was a spiritual father and adviser to Presidents. He has lived his life. In the lyrics of Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey , T.B Joshua did his best and left the rest. I wish him eternal rest with his maker.