Editor’s Note: it wouldn’t just suffice for us to present the names of different people as those behind TB Joshuawatch without revealing the hidden secrets of their one time involvement with TB Joshua’s ministry and how they eventually left, because this would be perhaps the only logical explanation as to why they would go thus far in tarnishing the reputation of Scoan and that of their former mentor TB Joshua. It’s a more than obvious fact that no one who has no previous connections with Scoan would make a profession of criticism of the ministry to this scale. We are well aware of the fact that the Scoan will not cease to have accusers of this sort, but then we’re also done with having faceless and nameless accusers.
UNTOLD STORY OF ANGIE AND DAVE TONGE; THE SCOAN UK HIJACKERS AND MASTERMINDS BEHIND TBJOSHUAWATCH
When this couple (Dave and Angie) were indicted of being the masterminds behind TB Joshua watch, the blog admins refuted it and denied any sort of connections with the couple, but that’s not what the facts portray as precisely every single one of them who we’ve confirmed to be directly involved with TB Joshua watch are friends with this couple on Facebook, And we’re talking of here of close to a dozen persons, Karina, Tracey, ianmcnaught, Eddie amartey, Giles, Tina and others, all mysteriously friends to the scoan uk hijackers, seems too much of a coincidence now for any level headed human being. Something’s up that obviously stamps out the couple’s innocence, but why by any chance would they choose to do this to the ministry using their recruits? Here’s a background story which informs a very strong reason told by Raphael Grail.
I joined a SCOAN branch in Western Europe in around 2009 and I clearly saw the disaffection of the congregation against their pastors. The couple who became known as the pastors of the London branch of SCOAN were school drop outs seeking solutions to their numerous problems. They were young individuals, wayward and involved with alcoholic and other anti-social vices. They were brought in by their parents to SCOAN seeking God’s intervention in their chequered (past) lives. They were humbly given the chance to become disciples of the Prophet. The couple whilst working in the Synagogue fell in love and decided to marry. Their marriage was blessed by the prophet and they were given the chance to travel to London as the first pastors of the SCOAN branch in the UK.
Though very young, and in their early twenties, they were entrusted with heavy responsibility of managing one of the finest ministries there. This goes to show the Prophet’s belief in empowering the youth as torch bearers of the future. Thought provoking sermons of the prophet were recycled by them and preached to us. This made an impact on the congregation and transformed many lives and many more were saved.
RACISM; DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE BLACKS
Along the line, the all-inclusive, all embracing attitude of the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, was side lined. He is a non-racist, a man who loves all races and a person who has been called to touch the lives of nations, regardless of class and race.
But we realized a worrying development on the part of Dave and Angie Tonge, the co-pastors. Angie who is a South African white and obviously the dominant of the two had the tendency of controlling the black members of the church. She looked down on us to the extent of casting aspersions on our culture and black people in general. The husband sometimes looked on unconcerned. I remember the husband asking Roland and I, on one occasion what we thought of the wife.
It was now becoming clear that the couple were control freaks who also had an agenda different from the church. A core within a core was being developed in the church. A few staunch S. Africans and two Zimbabwean Asians became Angie’s closest friends. No wonder they left with them to form the tbjosuawatch blog.
This trend of affairs led to open rebellion by the black Africans in the Church. Those who rebelled refused to render apology to Angie when they were forced to do so publicly. Many left the church in droves because they were made to feel unwelcome. It was these same blacks who did most of her baby sitting, cleaning and house hold chores for her but she never appreciated it. To her, blacks should always serve whites. That’s what her fore fathers did to blacks and that is what is ingrained on her mind, hence the repeated attack on African culture.
PLANS TO HIJACK SCOAN LONDON; THE BREAKAWAY
Some protested angrily about the treatment meted out to them by the two pastors. There was fear, to say the least. There was mistrust of their (the pastors) intention to flood London with bill boards of the church to the tune of £20,000. On the poster (a copy of which was shown to us at workers meeting) there were pictures of only whites and we were told the name of SCOAN was to be made away with and another name chosen (the name they paraded around was Faith Acts Now, which was to be on the posters). The photographer who took the pictures for the bill boards is now at the back of the new team demanding money for the work done.
King size billboards; Dave and Angie Attempted to Change TB Joshua’s Uk Ministry name from SCOAN to faithactsnow
Those at the meeting including myself, Mr. Johnson and Mr. H. Bruce were skeptical of their intentions and right from the start we knew they were preparing the ground for a breakaway. Other members were also of the same view. They had arrived, just like, Kayode and Agomoh.
They have had vestiges of the anointing through the impartation of the Man of God. They can raise their hands and people will fall, that was all they thought makes a church. Their problem is not far-fetched. Their intention was to hijack the church as their bona fide property, thereby creating a job for themselves. When their plans to hijack the church branch failed, they left with close to a dozen people and have now turned themselves in to form the tbjoshuawatch blog as we know it to bring down the church. The interesting thing is that about three of them have their parents still fellowshipping with the church and are privileged to be workers. Now, their main concern is that their parents are not joining them in their campaign to destroy the man of God and his church but rather they have decided to stick thick and thin with the prophet. They have become embittered about ‘their loved ones still locked up in the church’ not wanting to leave and follow their folly and also claiming they have lost ten years in the service to the church. What I say is that God still loves them and the door is not closed on them. They need genuine repentance and I believe the Lord will touch their hearts in the things of God. Watch this space for more details on the masked men behind tbjoshuawatch.