Pastor Evelyn Onyisi Joshua is a Nigerian minister of God, pastor, preacher and tele-evangelist. She is the Senior Pastor and Leader of world – renowned charismatic Christian ministry, The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (The SCOAN). Evelyn is also the President of Emmanuel Global Network (Owner of Emmanuel TV).

Born on 17th December, 1968 to the humble family of Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Akabude of Ukala Okpunor Community, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State in Nigeria, she commenced her primary education at St. Emecheta Primary School, Esi Town, also in Delta State before relocating to Lagos in the 1970s to live with her big cousin, Engineer Lazarus Onwumeh who is an Aeronautical Engineer and son to her favorite aunty, Mrs. Julianah Onwumeh. Back in the village, little Evelyn had been nurtured and cared for from the cradle by Mrs. Julianah Onwumeh, the woman she fondly referred to as mother.

She later proceeded to Orile Primary School, Oshodi, Lagos State where she concluded her primary education. Upon earning her Primary School Leaving Certificate, she moved over to State High School, Oshodi, Lagos State, Nigeria, where she completed her secondary education. Pastor Evelyn subsequently proceeded to Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration where she obtained a certificate in Management Studies. While in Lagos, she also lived briefly with her brother, Mr. Patrick Akabude.

Prophet TB Joshua and Pastor Evelyn Joshua
Prophet TB Joshua & Pastor evelyn

Pastor Evelyn Joshua’s marriage in 1990 to Prophet T.B. Joshua, a world-renowned philanthropist and one of the most famous ministers of God and tele-evangelists that the world has ever known, was nothing short of a pre-ordained divine arrangement. Prophet T.B. Joshua had, on their very first meeting, revealed to Pastor Evelyn in no uncertain terms that she was his God-ordained wife, life and ministry partner.

The divinely ordained marriage which lasted for 31 years until the 5th of June, 2021 when Prophet T.B. Joshua answered the glorious home call is blessed with three amazing daughters, named, Serah, Promise and Heart Joshua.

Shortly after their marriage, Prophet T.B. Joshua in furtherance of his uncommon ministerial calling established The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (The SCOAN) in the year 1991 in a swampy portion of land at a remote part of the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria.

A dutiful wife and a dependable Kingdom partner, Evelyn established and nurtured the Sunday School Department of the young church, deployed her unique talents towards supporting her husband in other areas of the ministry, while also keeping the home front intact and secure while her husband dedicated his life to the full service of God.

True to the literal meaning of the ministry’s name as revealed to Prophet T.B. Joshua by God, The SCOAN soon became a true Church of all Nations as worshippers started to troop in from all parts of the world to witness God’s uncommon power as evidently at work in the great commission.

As at 2018, The SCOAN was the biggest attraction of foreign visitors to Nigeria according to tourism and immigration experts. According to the figures released by the Nigerian Immigration Service, “Six out of every ten foreign travelers into Nigeria are headed for The Synagogue, Church of All Nations.”

All through this period, Pastor Evelyn Joshua played key roles both as a wife and as a minister in the vineyard of God and as a co-coordinator along with Prophet T.B. Joshua of Emmanuel Global Network (EGN).

Upon the glorious home call of Prophet T.B. Joshua on the 5th of June, 2021 after an enthralling and fulfilled life dedicated to the service of God and humanity, the mantle of leadership of the global church fell on Pastor Evelyn Joshua, according to God’s divine mandate and plan.

Upon assumption of office as the leader of The SCOAN and the Global President of Emmanuel Global Network, it soon became evident that Pastor Evelyn Joshua had been divinely moulded, delicately nurtured and carefully crafted over the 31 years of her marital journey for a period such as fate would eventually thrust on her as the leader of the great commission of The SCOAN and EGN. A gifted teacher and preacher and a meticulous and fine administrator, Pastor Evelyn has fully surrendered herself to the leading of God and the direction of the Holy Spirit, which has undoubtedly accounted for the continued explosive advancement of the ministry under her.

Since her assumption of office, the ministry has continued to wax stronger under God’s command with a supernatural outpouring of God’s mighty power and testimony-provoking miracles of healing, deliverance, divine restoration and blessings, in Jesus’ name. Congregants at The SCOAN’s weekly Sunday services and the Living Water Service held at The SCOAN’s headquarters auditorium in Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria, attendees of Crusades and Meetings across continents, as well as viewers from around the world via Emmanuel TV (the ministry’s official media station) and other social media platforms have continued to witness harvests of miracles as the grace upon the great commission continues to multiply under Pastor Evelyn’s anointed leadership, which is in total submission to God’s will, leading and direction.

At The SCOAN’s outreach programme in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 26th and 27th, 2022, a combined congregation of close to 13,000 people witnessed the supernatural move of God as the captives were set free and the sick healed and many others received their restoration.

God’s healing power swept through central Europe in April, 2023 when thousands of people from all across Europe gathered in Fernando Martin Pavilion, Fuelanbrada, in the beautiful city of Madrid for the Spain Crusade with Pastor Evelyn Joshua.

It was the turn of the Southern African Nation of Zambia to witness the move of the God of  Prophet T.B. Joshua as thousands of believers from Zambia and other neighbouring Countries converged on the Lusaka International Convention Centre in Lusaka for the SCOAN Zambian Meeting where a bountiful harvest of God’s healings, miracles, breakthrough and amazing testimonies were recorded.