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Joel Osteen is a famous American preacher and televangelist

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BirthdayMarch 5, 1963
NationalityAmerican
FamousPreachers, Televangelists, College Dropouts, Philanthropists, Miscellaneous, Preachers, Pastors, Televangelists
SpousesVictoria Osteen
SiblingsAlexandra, April, Jonathan, Justin, Lisa, Paul, Tamara
Known asJoel Scott Osteen
Childrens Alexandria Osteen, Jonathan Osteen
Universities
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Humble High School
Birth PlaceHouston
ReligionEvangelical Christianity
Height182cm
GenderMale
FatherJohn Osteen
MotherDolores Pilgrim Osteen
Net Worth$13 million as of Jan 12,2017
Sun SignPisces
Born inHouston
Famous asAmerican Preacher & Televangelist

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Who is Joel Osteen?

His trademark smile and his unquestionable oratory talent have won the hearts of over 7 million people worldwide. A televangelist, Joel Osteen is a famous American preacher and is the Pastor of Lakewood Church. He usually delivers sermons in sold out stadiums and sports-arenas. With his spruce good looks and his constant messages of ‘living life to full potential’, ‘living in victory’ and ‘seizing destiny moments’, Osteen is no ordinary preacher. With the number of listeners and audiences he manages to amass, he is a spiritual guru and a religious seminary on his own. After studying fleetingly at Oral Roberts University, he worked in the TV ministry until his father’s death. His works have also made it to the New York Times best-sellers list and have sold reportedly 3 million hardcover copies around the world. His detractors vary from fundamentalists to the evangelicals who claim that his ‘prosperity preaching’ is at probabilities with Jesus’ thoughts and teachings. This persistent positive spiritual leader leads over America’s largest church flock - the Lakewood Church in Houston.

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Childhood & Early Life

Joel Scott Osteen was born to John Osteen and Dolores, in Houston, Texas. He is one of the five children born to the couple.

At the time of his birth, his father was a Southern Baptist pastor and also the founder of the ‘Lakewood Church’.

He studied at Oral Roberts University, but did not graduate from the institution and quit it in 1981, to set up his father’s television agency and worked alongside his father as the publishing supervisor of their local Houston ministry show.

Career

In 1992, he was ordained as a minister by Lakewood’s six-member board in a hushed ceremony.

In 1999, after his father’s sudden demise, he succeeded him as the pastor of Lakewood Church. Just a week before his father’s death, he had given his first sermon in his life.

In 2004, he authored ‘Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential’, which went on to become one of his best-known works.

He and many of his Lakewood Church personnel journeyed across the nation, giving programs at large venues. In 2005, he moved Lakewood Church into the Compaq Center, which was the earlier arena for the Houston Rockets.

In 2007, the tour continued to several countries such as England, Northern Ireland, Israel and Canada. The same year, he also released his second book, ‘Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day’.

In 2007, a 12 minute segment on Osteen titled, ‘Joel Osteen Answers his Critics’ was aired on ’60 Minutes’. It was discovered at this point of time that his method of teaching is unorthodox.

In 2008, he authored the book ‘Daily Readings from Become a Better You: 90 Devotions for Improving Your Life Everyday’. The subsequent year, he published another book titled, ‘It’s Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams and Increase in God’s Favor’.

In 2011, he was seen on Piers Morgan’s show, ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’, where he mentioned for the first time that he never attended a seminary and never received a divinity degree in his life.

In 2013, he became the subject of a widespread hoax.

Major Works

‘Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living Your Life at Your Full Potential’ was released in October 2004 and made it to the New York Time’s best-sellers list. His first publication, this is also regarded as one of his major works. Following the release of this work, he was named one of the ‘Ten most Fascinating People’ and was even ordained as ‘inspirational’ by former presidential candidate, John McCain. The book also earned the significant merit of becoming the ‘fastest-selling nonfiction book in publishing history’.

In 2007, he authored ‘Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day’, which made it to the best-sellers list and sold over four million copies in its first printing. This book is also regarded as one of his masterpieces which catapulted him to fame.

Awards & Achievements

He was featured on ABC News’ list of ’10 Most Fascinating People of 2006’.

Personal Life & Legacy

He married co-pastor of Lakewood Church, Victoria Osteen, in 1987. The couple has two children - Jonathan and Alexandra.

He openly claimed that he was against same-sex marriages, justifying his proclamation by quoting religious scripture that deems same-sex marriages as ‘sin’, during an interview with CNN.

Although he preached a lot about religion and succeeded his father in taking over the Lakewood church, he never studied religion or divinity as a subject.

In 2013, Osteen became the target of an epidemic of hoaxes, the most widely-known one being, ‘The Joel Osteen Hoax’.

Trivia

This famous American preacher and televangelist spent more than $90 million to renovate Lakewood Church and made it so humongous that it can now accommodate 16,000 people.

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Joel Osteen biography timelines

  • // 5th Mar 1963
    Joel Scott Osteen was born to John Osteen and Dolores, in Houston, Texas. He is one of the five children born to the couple.
  • // 1981
    He studied at Oral Roberts University, but did not graduate from the institution and quit it in 1981, to set up his father’s television agency and worked alongside his father as the publishing supervisor of their local Houston ministry show.
  • // 1987
    He married co-pastor of Lakewood Church, Victoria Osteen, in 1987. The couple has two children - Jonathan and Alexandra.
  • // 1992
    In 1992, he was ordained as a minister by Lakewood’s six-member board in a hushed ceremony.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, after his father’s sudden demise, he succeeded him as the pastor of Lakewood Church. Just a week before his father’s death, he had given his first sermon in his life.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he authored ‘Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential’, which went on to become one of his best-known works.
  • // 2004
    ‘Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living Your Life at Your Full Potential’ was released in October 2004 and made it to the New York Time’s best-sellers list. His first publication, this is also regarded as one of his major works. Following the release of this work, he was named one of the ‘Ten most Fascinating People’ and was even ordained as ‘inspirational’ by former presidential candidate, John McCain. The book also earned the significant merit of becoming the ‘fastest-selling nonfiction book in publishing history’.
  • // 2005
    He and many of his Lakewood Church personnel journeyed across the nation, giving programs at large venues. In 2005, he moved Lakewood Church into the Compaq Center, which was the earlier arena for the Houston Rockets.
  • // 2006
    He was featured on ABC News’ list of ’10 Most Fascinating People of 2006’.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, the tour continued to several countries such as England, Northern Ireland, Israel and Canada. The same year, he also released his second book, ‘Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day’.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, a 12 minute segment on Osteen titled, ‘Joel Osteen Answers his Critics’ was aired on ’60 Minutes’. It was discovered at this point of time that his method of teaching is unorthodox.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he authored ‘Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day’, which made it to the best-sellers list and sold over four million copies in its first printing. This book is also regarded as one of his masterpieces which catapulted him to fame.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he authored the book ‘Daily Readings from Become a Better You: 90 Devotions for Improving Your Life Everyday’. The subsequent year, he published another book titled, ‘It’s Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams and Increase in God’s Favor’.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he was seen on Piers Morgan’s show, ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’, where he mentioned for the first time that he never attended a seminary and never received a divinity degree in his life.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he became the subject of a widespread hoax.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, Osteen became the target of an epidemic of hoaxes, the most widely-known one being, ‘The Joel Osteen Hoax’.

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Joel Osteen's FAQ

  • What is Joel Osteen birthday?

    Joel Osteen was born at 1963-03-05

  • Where is Joel Osteen's birth place?

    Joel Osteen was born in Houston

  • What is Joel Osteen nationalities?

    Joel Osteen's nationalities is American

  • Who is Joel Osteen spouses?

    Joel Osteen's spouses is Victoria Osteen

  • Who is Joel Osteen siblings?

    Joel Osteen's siblings is Alexandra, April, Jonathan, Justin, Lisa, Paul, Tamara

  • Who is Joel Osteen childrens?

    Joel Osteen's childrens is Alexandria Osteen, Jonathan Osteen

  • What was Joel Osteen universities?

    Joel Osteen studied at Oral Roberts University, Humble High School

  • What is Joel Osteen's religion?

    Joel Osteen's religion is Evangelical Christianity

  • How tall is Joel Osteen?

    Joel Osteen's height is 182

  • Who is Joel Osteen's father?

    Joel Osteen's father is John Osteen

  • Who is Joel Osteen's mother?

    Joel Osteen's mother is Dolores Pilgrim Osteen

  • What is Joel Osteen's sun sign?

    Joel Osteen is Pisces

  • How famous is Joel Osteen?

    Joel Osteen is famouse as American Preacher & Televangelist