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Who is Joel Osteen?

Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist and author based in Houston, Texas. Known for his weekly televised services and several best-selling books, Osteen is one of the more prominent figures associated with prosperity theology.

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Three abortion activists strip to underwear in protest during Joel Osteen church service

Three abortion activists stripped down to their underwear in protest to interrupt a Sunday service at pastor Joel Osteen’s Texas megachurch.

After Osteen had finished leading a prayer and congregants began to sit down, the women stood up and began chanting, “my body, my (expletive choice).” Two of the women removed their dresses, with one shouting, “Overturn Roe, hell no!”

Joel Osteen Biography, Wikipedia

Joel Osteen was born March 5, 1963 in Houston, Texas, and is one of six children of John Osteen and Dolores (“Dodie”) Pilgrim. His father, a former Southern Baptist pastor, founded Lakewood Church (of which Osteen is the current senior pastor) in the back of an old feed store. He graduated from Humble High School, a public high school in the city of Humble, Texas, in 1981, and attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he studied radio and television communications, but did not graduate; he did not receive a degree from a divinity school. In 1982, he returned to Houston, founded Lakewood’s television program, and produced his father’s televised sermons for 17 years until January 1999, when his father died unexpectedly from a heart attack.

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Real NameJoel Scott Osteen
Nickname Joel Osteen
Profession American pastor, televangelist and author
ReligionNon-denominational Christianity, Charismatic Christianity, Word of Faith
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameVictoria Osteen (m. 1987)
Children Name2
Physical Status 
Age59 years old
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Information
Date of Birth March 5, 1963
Birth PlaceHouston, Texas, U.S.
School NameHumble High School
College NameOral Roberts University
Educational QualificationsUnknown
Family Profile
Father NameJohn Osteen
Mother NameDodie Osteen
Sibling NamePaul Osteen (brother)
Source Of IncomeAmerican pastor, televangelist and author
Net Worth$50 million
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On January 17, 1999, Osteen preached his first sermon. On October 3, 1999, he was installed as the new senior pastor of Lakewood Church. In 2003, Lakewood Church acquired the Compaq Center, former home of the NBAHouston Rockets and the AHLHouston Aeros and renovated it.

Osteen was included on Barbara Walters’s list of the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2006. Former presidential candidate John McCain described Osteen as his favorite inspirational author.The Osteen family attended Easter breakfast hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House in 2010.

Osteen’s sermon preparation involves memorizing his remarks and listening to himself on tape. Osteen says he chooses to focus more on the goodness of God and on living an obedient life rather than on sin. He says that he tries to teach Biblical principles in a simple way, emphasizing the power of love and a positive attitude. When asked why he does not focus more on sin, the devil and hell in detail, Osteen stated in an interview with CBN News:


Osteen’s first book, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, was released in October 2004, and reached the number 1 position on The New York Times Best Seller list.

He released his second book, titled Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day, in October 2007. It also topped The New York Times Best Seller list and had a first printing of three million copies. Osteen has said that the book focuses more on relationships and not getting stuck where we are in life.

Besides those two books, Osteen has written more than 18 others. See, Book list.

Joel Osteen Personal Life

On April 4, 1987, Osteen married Victoria Osteen (née Iloff), who later would become co-pastor of Lakewood Church. They have a son and daughter. In 2002, his older siblings, Paul, Lisa, and Tamara, and his younger sister, April, were also involved in full-time ministry, and his half-brother Justin was doing missionary work.

Osteen lives with his family in a 17,000 square-foot mansion in River Oaks, with an estimated value of $10.5 million. Osteen says that as senior pastor, he draws no salary from the church, which has an annual budget of $70 million, and that he instead relies on income from book sales.

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Why is Joel Osteen famous?

 Joel Osteen is a American televangelist, theologian, speaker, and author who attracted millions of followers with his simple and positive sermons and his best-selling books.

How old is Joel Osteen?

Joel Osteen is 59 years old in 2022.

What is Joel Osteen Net Worth?

Joel Osteen has around $50 million of Net Worth.

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