Former Administrator of The Ghana Pentecostal Council John Nana Antoh Speaks on TB Joshua

Culled from 2nd edition of Faith Cometh, Former administrator of the Ghana Pentecostal council, John Nana Antoh testifies of the mighty works the lord is using TB Joshua to do in our present dispensation.

Senior Pastor, Bible School founder and a former administrator of the Ghana Pentecostal Council, Rev. John Nana Antoh, shares with Faith Cometh how his spiritual life took a dramatic turn as a direct result of his encounter with someone who didn’t just preach the Bible, but made it work.

FC: Can you introduce yourself to us?

Rev. Antoh: My name is Reverend John Nana Antoh, am a professor of theology and director of a school called the Religious Academy in Ghana. I am also the senior pastor of a church called Berea Christian Center.

FC: When did you first come to know about the SCOAN?

Rev. Antoh: In 1997, I was the administrator of the Ghana Pentecostal Council. At that time, the man of God wanted to come to Ghana for a crusade and the Ghana Pentecostal Council were asked to host him. As of then, nobody knew him in Ghana. I had been a pastor for several years but I never heard the name T.B. Joshua. When he said he wanted to come to Ghana some Nigerian churches sent their pastors to Ghana to ask our council not to accept him because they said he was an occultist. So, at the beginning, we were very lackadaisical in accepting him.

Former Administrator of The Ghana Pentecostal Council John Nana Antoh

Also a few Nigerian ministers had come to swindle the council before; so we had a very negative impression about Nigerian ministers. Now his own countrymen were coming to tell us: “Don’t accept that man; he is an occultist”. The man of God sent another group to us, saying that he was ready to pay for four pastors from the council to come to the SCOAN, stay for any number of days to see for themselves. So, some senior pastors were chosen and stayed there for five days. When they came back to Ghana, they said: “Listen, this is from God; let us accept the man!” Some of us were arguing: “How can you use only four days to examine the man?” The council came together and had a vote and those who voted for the man of God to come to Ghana won. So, the man of God came to Ghana.

At that time, I served as an interpreter. I didn’t normally serve as an interpreter, but I was so curious, I wanted to get near to the man, as close as possible, so I could examine him. So I offered to be the interpreter. On the first night of the crusade, it was so wonderful! Of the number of Nigerian ministers I have known, they were very boisterous, rough and tough, but here was a man who was so gentle like a lamb. He came so gently, preached a very simple message and then said it was time for healing. He got down from the platform. I was even telling him, “if you go down from the platform the people are going to trample on you! Why don’t you stay on the platform to minister?’’ But he said, “No let’s go down,” I had never seen healing like that! Other ministers stand on top of the platform and pray, and if you get your healing by faith, you get it. But this one, he would go to the blind person direct.

Thousands came for healing and they wrote on the placards the kind of sicknesses they had. The first one he went to was an ex-service man, Brigadier Alijah Freeman – I remember very vividly; he had been blind for 12 years. I was watching very closely because I had ulterior motives; I wanted to be sure that he was not going to use any magic. He just took the placard and rubbed it on the guy’s face. The old man started shouting, “I can see like a baby! I can see like a baby!” The second person he went to was a cripple, just his leg. He said to him: “Come on – stand up!” and then the cripple jumped! I was so shocked; is it magic or is it a dream? He went to a third person. This was a woman who was brought from London. She was having a problem with her kidney and was paralysed. They had declared her hopeless, so they had sent her to come and die in Ghana. They didn’t even bring her out of the car; they had to drive her into the field. So I was following the man of God, and he just opened the door of the car; prayed for the woman and said, “Come out!”And the woman jumped out! I was so shocked!

What really surprised me was the healing of the very well known man in Ghana called ‘Big Boss’. He has a very famous restaurant called ‘Big Boss’. The man is a giant, about 6ft tall and very broad. At that time, ‘Big Boss’ had a serious problem with his kidney; he couldn’t even urinate. Hearing that the man of God was coming, his relatives brought him from the hospital, where he was awaiting an operation. On the field Prophet T.B. Joshua went to where he was, took his placard and prayed a short prayer: I then saw something I had never seen before – there were so many people in the stadium, but this man didn’t even feel shy. He removed the whole of his manhood and started urinating. He urinated for about 30 minutes! When he finished, he breathed and sad “Now, l am healed” So, l said “Big Boss how do you know you are healed? It’s not like cripple you can see walking: your sickness is internal. How do you know you are healed?” He said: “my brother, l tell you am healed! The way l was feeling before coming here. I don’t feel it. I couldn’t urinate for several weeks, but now l can urinate”. I told him: Go to the hospital to do a check up and see if you are really healed” He went and to the hospital and the doctor was shocked! He was totally healed. The following day ‘Big Boss’ came to the crusade field to give his testimony!

What actually surprised and made me to love TB Joshua was that Christ was the centre of everything he did. He would do all these wonderful miracles but after that he will say “l am not the healer. I only know the healer His name is Jesus Christ!” I said to myself, “My God if this man is not of God, who can he be? He is doing miracles and not taking the glory but giving it to Jesus’. The following day, after seeing the miracles, l went home and wept because l felt l had been too proud – so proud to criticize a man of God l have never seen before. That night, l wept bitterly. The following day l went to him – he knew what l was doing but he had a lot of patience with me. I greeted him and then had a short conversation with him. After that he shook my hands and told me “From today, we are friends!” Since then l have been calling him a friend that is closer than a brother. That has been our relationship since 1997.

FC: Do you have a personal testimony to share to strengthen our reader’s faith?

Rev: Antoh: During those days, l was very strong man, doing a lot of work as administrator of the Ghana Pentecostal Council. But one fateful morning in 2004, at around 2am, I wanted to go and urinate. As l was walking there, l suddenly collapsed; l didn’t know what happened. When l came around, l discovered that l had been attacked with stroke. It was a very terrible thing – my entire right side was paralysed. The moment l woke up, before even going to the hospital; l was rushed to the SCOAN because everybody knows l know TB Joshua. It was really a matter of death when l was brought here. The man of God ‘went to heaven for me’. I stayed here for 10 days. The man of God prayed for me and took care me and within 10 days l could begin to walk. He said: “Now if you don’t go home, your wife may think something bad has happened to you. So for the sake of your wife, go home nothing will happen to me”. I was afraid but he encouraged me. When l went home, l said: “I wanted to know exactly what happened to me” So l went to the hospital for a check-up and they did a CT scan. When the specialist looked at me, he was amazed. He said: “How can you be alive?” The whole of your brain is full of blood. The man thought l could not hear him, so he was speaking with the Pastor who brought me: How can he be alive? It is only a miracle that can keep this Pastor alive”. They took me home and l said: “Don’t take me to any hospital again” and l decided not to take any medicine. The doctor later assure me: “The way l, have seen Christ uploading you, l believe you will not die but medically impossible”. Later on another medical officer, upon seeing what l had been through, told me that it was the same thing Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel through. And for years now still lying coma. It was at that time l realized what the man of God had done for me. I am forever grateful.

Life-Size Art Model of Ariel Sharon In A Coma

FC: so, the impact Prophet TB Joshua in your life is truly changing!

Rev. Antoh: Everything about TB Joshua is a model for me though l studied theology for several years, took several postgraduate degrees in theology, came as a professor of theology, set up a Bible school , until l came to TB Joshua all have been teaching was theory. I came to the Synagogue and saw the Bible demonstrated. The things you read in the Bible – you see them here! That’s why am so surprised that there are people who can have the audacity to talk against the man of God. They can do that because they don’t know. I am sure anybody who is criticizing TB Joshua has never met him personally.

FC: So, in summary what are the lessons you have learnt from the man of God

Rev. Antoh: One thing l have learnt is how to make the centrality of Christ the most fundamental in a person’s life. When l see TB Joshua, l see Christ in him Christ in undeniably the centre of his life. So the greatest thing l have learnt from him is to make Christ the center of my life.

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9 thoughts on “Former Administrator of The Ghana Pentecostal Council John Nana Antoh Speaks on TB Joshua

  1. To my side l really believe in him,l have lent good News from the Man of God,how to have mercy, to give and to understand the word of God. l believe one day we will meet TB Joshua. Effect we always pray with him in spirit because God is Able to do anything for me. Let `s just believe in Jesus Christ and our problems will finish and keep on reading the Bible always,at least one or twice a day in Jesus name Amen.

  2. Apostle Wellington T Mahati says:

    Thank you Jesus Christ. I agree 100percent with the professor’s account about the man of God.
    He is Christlike. I remember the very first day I saw him myself on08/09/12 at SCOAN. I revisited my own definition of a person called A ‘man of God’. I even repented for abusing the title ‘man of God’ by bestowing it on people who do not qualify to be called by it. What I can say in brief is that Prophet T. B Joshua is more of a spirit(Divine) than he is a man. You do not sense any pride,boasting,or been belittled, if you are around him,but you sense the simple Love of Christ. Oh! What a great blessing it is to be in the same room with him,even without him even touching you or talking to you. It is even an overdose of Grace and Anointing when he prays for you. I AM BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE. Blessed are all those spiritually fathered and mentored by him. THANK YOU!

  3. Doi says:

    Thanks Apostle. To know The undisputable fact about T.b. Joshua is not by listening to what people say, or what other blog call him or by watching different CD’s of condemnation. Definately a prophet should have people who loves him and those who dispise him. So don’t judge by what you hear. The best advice i’ll give to those finding the truth about prophet T.b.Joshua is, give it a try, pay a visit to SCOAN, try talking to T.b. Joshua, witness the healings, deliverance, prophecies yourself and come to your conclusion. Then you can tell for yourself if they are stage managed or not. Majority of the members at the SCOAN today had once condemned this man, but visiting him made scales fall from their eyes. I personally have visited T.b. Joshua and what i saw convinced me beyound all doubt that this man is A MAN OF GOD. thank you Jesus for making me come to my understanding about SCOAN. Get yours…*

    cheers**…

  4. adeyemi adebowale says:

    what else can we say after d thought provoking message from professor than to praise God for tbjoshua::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

  5. Cyben Joel Kondowe says:

    Thank Jesus for this article is so encouraging, TB Joshua is really a man of God and appreciate the good works God does through him. May the good Lord bless him. I LIKE YOU MAN MAN OF GOD, no matter what people say bad of you I know its expression of their failure. Thank you

  6. Solomon Fevloh Amedor says:

    I am overwhelmed by the miracles, deliverances and testimonies I watch and witness on Emmanuel Tv. I never remain the same after watching Emmanuel Tv. My faith is invigorated day by day via Prophet T.B Joshua’s SCOAN.I became a Christian since July 1984 ,but have not seen the live moving hand of Christ until my encounter with Emmanuel TV.What is most astonishing about this man of God is is his humility and demonstration of Christ -like characteristics- loving, empathetic, sympathetic, humble and does not discriminate.
    Where on this can we find a man like TB Joshua? His teachings is another thing which makes me never stops me thinking and contemplating about him.His definition of LOVE and why Jesus came is simply and amazing,but could be a problem for those who are selfish and materialistic!!!!
    In fact T.B Joshua is a model for Men of God in this dispensation!!!The simplicity and empathy he shows are rare among God loving people.

    One other principle I appreciate so much about him is that he is keen on establishing churches (often represented in buildings and congregation), but rather helping and supporting the poor and the afflicted.
    He is simply the messiah of our generation.There is no doubt about this!!
    He is some who warmly receives other pastors and sometimes supports time to develop their ministry. Again does jealous other pastors and does not fight for membership, but encourages those he has supported to a bible believing church to attend in order to sustain and maintain their relationship with Jesus.
    Prophet T.B Joshua is not interested in taking advantage of the vulnerability of those who patronise his ministry.He rather supports materially and financially those who are needy.What a man of God we have in the continent of Africa and in generation!!!
    His manner of doing thing are quite different from what we consider as ” normal”.
    Characteristically different is the fact that he does not ask people to sow seeds (as usually happens in other churches) before he prays for them to receive their healings, deliverances and breakthroughs.

    T.B Joshua’s Acts perfectly confirm the bible as a living proof of God because all the miracles we read in bible are still happening in SCOAN. Unfortunately, the devil has succeeded in blind folding many people, even born again Christians hence his critics.
    The testimonies and manifestations of evil spirits during deliverance sessions on Emmanuel TV speaks volumes of the polarity and dichotomy this world of ours.
    It is through Prophet T.B Joshua’s ministry that these truths about our spiritual and physical world are beginning to make more meaning to us, thus consolidating our faith
    in Jesus Christ.

    Although a subtle point to note, if prophet T.B Joshua was not a genuine man of God a lot of foreigners would not be working for SCOAN in Nigeria.
    These foreigners might have found something unique in this man,TB Joshua, which was why they left their countries,( Greece,Spain, America, UK, South Africa,Canada,Zimbabwe ,Indonesia etc and serving in the SCOAN in Nigeria.

    The World must show appreciation to God for sending His prophet to speak to us at perilous turbulent times.

    Let us give credit to whom it is due!!!
    TB Joshua is deservedly the greatest prophet in our generation.

  7. Solomon Fevloh Amedor says:

    I am overwhelmed by the miracles, deliverance s and testimonies I watch and witness on Emmanuel TV. I never remain the same after watching Emmanuel TV . My faith is often invigorated day by day via Prophet T.B Joshua’s SCOAN
    I became a Christian since July 1984 ,but have never seen the LIVE moving hand of Christ until my encounter with Emmanuel TV.What is most astonishing about this man of God is his humility and demonstration of Christ -like characteristics- loving, empathetic, sympathetic, humble, respectful ,selfless and does not discriminate.
    Where on this this earth can we find a man like TB Joshua? His teaching is another thing which makes me never to stop thinking and contemplating about him.His definition of LOVE and why Jesus came is simply amazing.,but this has been a problem for those who are minded to be selfish and materialistic!!!!
    In fact T.B Joshua is a model for Men of God in this dispensation!!!The simplicity and empathy he shows towards all manner of people is rare among God loving people.

    One other thing I appreciate cherish so much about him is that he is NOT keen on establishing churches ( represented by large buildings and congregation), but rather helping and supporting the poor and afflicted and the most vulnerable
    He is simply the messiah of our generation.There is no doubt about this!!
    He is some one who warmly receives other pastors and sometimes supports them to develop their ministry. Again does not jealous other pastors and does not fight for membership, but encourages those he has supported to find and /or keep attending bible believing church in order to sustain and maintain their relationship with Jesus.
    Prophet T.B Joshua is not interested in taking advantage of the vulnerability of those who patronize his ministry.He rather supports them materially and financially those who are needy.What a man of God we have in the continent of Africa and of our generation!!!
    His manner of doing things are quite different from what we consider as ” normal”.
    Characteristically different is the fact that he does not ask people to sow seeds (as usually happens in other churches) before he prays for them to receive their healing, deliverance and breakthroughs.

    T.B Joshua’s Acts (miracles, deliverance, and healing) perfectly confirm the bible as a living proof of God because all the miracles we read in bible are still happening in SCOAN. Unfortunately, the devil has succeeded in blind folding many people, even some so-called born again Christians hence his critics.
    The testimonies and manifestations of evil spirits during deliverance sessions on Emmanuel TV speaks volumes of the polarity and dichotomy this world of ours.
    It is through Prophet T.B Joshua’s ministry that these truths about our spiritual and physical world are beginning to make more meaning to us, thus consolidating our faith
    in Jesus Christ.

    Although a subtle point to note, if prophet T.B Joshua was not a genuine man of God a lot of foreigners would not be working for SCOAN in Nigeria.
    These foreigners might have found something unique in this man,TB Joshua, which was why they left their countries,( Greece,Spain, America, UK, South Africa,Canada,Zimbabwe ,Indonesia etc and serving in the SCOAN in Nigeria.

    The World must show appreciation to God for sending His prophet to speak to us at perilous and turbulent times.

    Let us give credit to whom it is due!!!
    We came to this world with nothing and we shall leave with nothing materially!!!
    But who believe in Christ inherit shall certainly inherit the Kingdom of God forever and ever. Jesus by his unfailing love helps those who are obsessed with criticising God’s anointed.

  8. Mawuli Ahor says:

    This are words of encouragment. TB Joshua is now huge and no matter what he would still have enemies so do not follow the bad messages but follow the good ones and God will bless you. AMEN…

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