New leader of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Mrs Evelyn TB Joahua, has said that the church is yet to commence services because it is waiting to be led by God to do so.
Evelyn, who stated this at a media briefing on Sunday, said that although members and leaders are eager to begin services, but thay have to first “hear from the Lord and be guided by the revelations from the holy spirit before we can begin services.”
“We are getting ready and even yearning to start services but we cannot go outside the will of God whose directive is what we shall continue to uphold, live and work on,” she added.
The church has been enmeshed in leadership crisis and has been under lock and key since the demise of the the founder, Prophet TB Joshua, on June 5, 2021.
But Evelyn stated that before the demise of her husband, SCOAN was yet to start services unlike other churches, adding that the peculiarity of the church where foreigners are all eager to be present amidst the COVID-19 pandemic have always been put into consideration.
“We have no fear whatsoever, but don’t forget a good Christian must also be a good citizen. We have continued to pray for God’s mercy for our nation and the world.
“Besides, I am still mourning the passing of my husband. When the morning time is over and most importantly when the Lord intimates us to begin, we shall move swiftly in God’s grace. Be assured that God’s mercy endures and by His grace SCOAN shall come out stronger,” Evelyn said.
Speaking on plans to reopen the church for services, a member representing SCOAN legal department, Mr. James Akhigbe, revealed that various committees have been set up to ensure that there are smooth services, in compliance with the Presidential Steering Committee’s recommendations on COVID-19 protocol, stressing that the leadership is also waiting for the leading of the Holy Spirit.
“Very soon the church will commence service but we don’t do things based on human emotions. We don’t conduct the affairs of SCOAN to please people, but we embark on project because we have heard from God. We are very hopeful that God will give us the green light. Meanwhile, we can not say tomorrow because you cannot dictate to the Holy Spirit,” he said.
Present at the briefing were head of Environment department, Engr. Niyi Jegede, members of Finance department, Messrs Tunde olanipekun, and Abraham Showumi and chairman of Welfare department, Mr. Kola kareem among other prominent members.