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JOEL OSTEEN

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Joel Osteen is the Senior Pastor of America's largest church, Lakewood Church in Houston, TX. Originally behind the scenes as a producer for the Lakewood TV Show, Joel took the job as Sr. Pastor of Lakewood when his father Dr. John Osteen passed away in 1999.  Since then,  with Joel's help, Lakewood has went to new levels in ministry.  In 2005, the church leased the 16,000 plus seat Compaq Center to be their new sanctuary.  The church solds its old 8,000 seat facility to New Light Christian Center Church, where Dr. I.V. Hilliard is Pastor.  Since then, Osteen has began his own ministry "Joel Osteen Ministries",  and released a hit book called "Your Best Life Now" which did fantastic, over 2 million copies flew off the shelves.  He has been called "the smiling preacher" for his signature smile and positive attitude that he makes you aware of in his sermons.  Joel is married to Victoria Osteen, and they have 2 children together. They live in a $2.5 million dollar home, and in an exclusive Houston neighborhood, the same neighborhood as former president George H.W. Bush.  Both Joel & Victoria have been in the news several times. There was an incident where apparently Victoria was acting a little bad on the airplane on a family vacation, and Joel was featured on Larry King Live, where the world noticed he didnt have the ability to answer some hard questions about Christianity.  In addition to his already hit book "Your Best Life Now", in early 2006 Joel signed yet another book deal, and received $10,000,000 straight up !.  The world is wondering how much will go into the kingdom of God.  Joel has been known to rub elbows with some of the best known evangelists like Joyce Meyer and the TBN Crouch Family.  The "Joel Osteen" program airs on an amazing 130 television networks, some 30 minutes and some full hour programs, the church spends about $12,000,000 per year on air time.
For more information on Lakewood & Joel :
Joel Osteen Ministries - www.joelosteen.com
Lakewood Church - www.lakewood.cc
 

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