JOEL OSTEEN BIOGRAPHY
Joel Osteen is a popular America preacher and most influential Church Pastor in USA. He is the founder of Lakewood Church and a television Evangelist. Joel Osteen has many followers online on both social media such as Facebook and You Tubes. His current You Tube followers and subscribers in 2021 is more than 2.1 million. Joel Osteen is a man of God dedicated to impacting his generation with the message of hope from the word of God through his inspirational and motivational sermons. Joel Osteen books are inspiring and worth reading. Joel Osteen is amongst the best-selling authors in America and worldwide.
The biography of Joel Osteen on this page is a collection of relevant information sourced from other platforms. Some people made an analogy to describe the number “six” by placing it in between two people. It is not news that the number will appear differently before them because of the angle of view will be disparate. Life has views and people have written many articles about Joel Osteen from their own point of view. This article is not an authority of all about this great preacher of the Gospel but was written to inspire you, challenge you to making impact and give relevant information that you seek. You can as well check on other platforms too to compare.
Biography: Early life and Family- what you need to know about Joel Osteen’s Early life, family and children
Joel Osteen was born on 5th march, 1963 into the family of Pastor and Mrs John Osteen. Joel Osteen mother’s full name is Osteen Dolores Pilgrim-Osteen, popularly known as Dodie. His late father was the pastor over Lakewood Church in USA. Joel Osteen attended a public high school in the city of Humble called Humble High School in 1981. Joel Osteen also studied a degree course on radio and television communications in Oral Robert University Tulsa, Oklahoma but could not graduate. During the course of his studies, he aided his father in church services and growing the church according the will of God by expanding Lakewood church television programs to reach out to many people.
The name of Joel Osteen wife is Victoria Osteen. She is a preacher of the word and a motivational preacher with God’s capacity. They are happily married for over 30 years with two children. The name of Pastor Joel Osteen children are Jonathan and Alexandra.
Joel Osteen has five sibling inclusive of Paul. He has four direct siblings from his parent John and Dodie. The name of Joel Osteen siblings are Paul, Lisa, Tamara and April. Also, Justin is part of the family but not a direct child of Dodie. His siblings are doing well in their field of endeavor. Paul is a vascular surgeon and a medical missionary, Lisa a writer and April is doing well in blogging business.
Joel Osteen father died in the year 1999 of sudden heart attack; Joel succeed him as the lead pastor of Lakewood church. In this new administration of Joel Osteen in Lakewood church, many scope of activities in the ministry changed; from church awareness on billboard to administrative budget.
Church growth is unique. The bible says that unless the Lord builds, in vain do the builders build. So an accurate and a sustaining building stands when you are building on the strength of God. Joel Osteen built Lakewood Church with the strength and the wisdom of God, the church membership grew exponentially. Administration (knowledge and work) and grace is manifest in everything.
Records showed that Lakewood Church attendance increased from 6,000 in 1999 to more than 50,000 in 2016 and it is still on the increase worldwide. His also increased budget on television evangelism, his views increased to more than 8.0 million weekly as recorded in 2018. The grace of God was on him as he wrote many books in that season. Some of the books written and published by Joel Osteen are think better, live better.
Joel Osteen Ministry (Lakewood Church) – What does Pastor Joel Osteen believe (ministry faith?)
Pastor Joel Osteen ministry or Church is a non-denominational and evangelical type, located in Houston Texas. The name of Pastor Joel Osteen’s church is Lakewood. They worship every Sunday 11am USA time with other church activities within the week.
Every Church is founded in Christ and therefore has doctrinal beliefs that they follow where are originated from the scriptures. These doctrinal belief must be able to build Christians to maturity in Christ and prepare them for the second coming of the Lord. Considering the information for official website of Lakewood church:
- Lakewood beliefs are on the authority of Scripture: In everything, they strive to maintain Biblical standards of living and leadership. They are of the belief system that living life according to God’s Word is the way to an abundant and fulfilling life.
- Lakewood also believe the entire scripture is inspired by God and has no error. According to 2 Timothy 3:16; the scripture is the authority on which they anchor their faith, conduct, and doctrine.
- They also believe the existence of Trinity (God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
- Salvation: they believe that salvation is in Christ Jesus, that He died for our sins, and resurrected and will come to take those who believe in Him (Romans 5:1; 5:8-9).
- Water Baptism and Communion according to 1 Peter 3:21. And 1 Corinthians 11:24-25.
- Lakewood also believes that Christians should have good relationship with God, obeying God’s Word, submitting to the leading of the Holy Spirit and being conformed to the image of Christ. According to Philippians 3:12-13.
Joel Osteen Gospel Criticism- What was Pastor Joel Osteen accused of and criticized of?
Joel Osteen preaching has brought many criticisms from people around the world. These criticism aroused because of the view or pattern of message delivery and the view Osteen has about God. Some people criticize him to be a motivational preacher while others says is a prosperity preacher. Joel Osteen preaches on God’s love and his messages on the goodness of the Lord for us to live a better life.
He also encourages his members not to give up on God despite the hardship of live for God will deliver us all from the issues of life, he teaches on biblical principles that emphasize the power of love and a positive attitude without focus on sin and hell. He believes everyone can change if the right gospel is preached without bringing eternal condemnation perspective to them.
Some people holds the view that he misinterpreted the concept of Christianity; others also said that he promoted prosperity gospel. In all round, God is God who cares for us and His grace has provided us all in sufficiency. Since this article is not to judge a man of God, just have this view that God loves you and can go any extent to providing for you. On the balance scale that your life is His (Lordship) and you are working in Obedience to His word.
Though sometimes, challenges comes to test your faith, still hold unto righteousness. And finally, God makes men and sometimes, challenges and persecution are part of the test, you need to walk with God, allowing the flesh to give way thereby making you dies to flesh and live for God’s pleasure. In our Christian Journey, our experience of the cross must not be removed, our flesh and will must be recognized no more so that all glory will belong to God.
Joel Osteen Net worth- What is the Net worth of Pastor Joel Osteen?
The wealth of man is not majorly centered on the money or asset but on positive impact made on lives. Now, from your own angle, has Pastor Joel Osteen made impact through is ministry? What about your own life? I know that Pastor Osteen has touched lives through his motivational sermons too.
Records has shown that the net worth of Pastor Joel Osteen is 41 Million US Dollars. What is the source of Pastor Joel Osteen income? This question was once answered in his interview with some broadcasting corporations. He stated that his not paid salary from the Church. The major sources of income of Pastor Joel Osteen is from the sale of books, gifts from peoples and other personal business that is not disclosed on this page. Pastor Joel Osteen makes more than 500 thousand dollars a year from the sale of his books as one the best-selling authors round the world.
List of Joel Osteen Books are as follows:
- 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, was published in 2004.
- How to Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day (2007)
- Think Better, Live Better: A Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind (2016)
- Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things Are Working for Your Good (2017)
- Empty Out the Negative (2020)
- Peaceful on Purpose (2021).