The front view of the Synagogue. The streets are quite
busy during the day. Well, they recon there is about 18 million
people in Lagos.
Early in the morning people gathers to enter the
church. There are two services during the week: Sunday and
Wednesday. These services start at 9 am, but people rushes in from 6
am as the gates are opened. The man of God (TB Joshua) will only
arrive as directed by the Holy Spirit. This can be anything between
10 am to 6 pm - and then the service can last until 1 am the next
morning. Special services for the new believers are held on Mondays.
Most of these peoples slept the night in front of the
gates. Here you can see them lining up for the "Emergency
6'o clock in the morning. This is how it looks at the Emergency
Unit of the church as people queues up for the healing line.
Lining up for the "Emergency Unit".
The man of God only prays for people who has a valid
medical certificate (unless the disease is obvious). This is also
the case for HIV+ and AIDS cases. The workers of the church ensure
that the correct procedures are followed. Here they write down their
names and sicknesses to be prayed for.
More people in the healing line.
A sea of faces. The current building can host nearly
30,000 people. The men and woman sits separately. The church is also
grouped in "bands" (or cells).
Here you can have an idea of the scale of the church building on
Television sets are placed strategic in order for all
the people to know what is happening during the service. During the
long hours before the man of God arrives, testimonies, healings and
deliverances are played to the congregation.
The video ministry at the Synagogue plays an important role.
Everything is recorded, edited and archived for future reference.
The man of God frequently referrers to pasts prophecies - and then
the video crew needs to show it on the television sets.
The cameramen are constantly running after the man of
God as he ministers to provide coverage for the hole church.
Whenever something happens. you will hear: "Look at the screen
of your television set..."
We as the guests had the privilege to sit close to the
altar on plastic chairs! During the whole week we were treated with
The Synagogue hosts guests from foreign countries on a weekly
basis. Most of the guests are coming from South Africa, but all the
more other countries are also visiting the church.