About Joel Osteen
Joel Osteen has quickly become a leading voice for a new generation of ministers. After becoming Senior Pastor in October of 1999, Lakewood Church has more than quadrupled its weekly attendance and is one of America’s most diverse churches. According to Forbes.com and Outreach magazine, Lakewood is the largest and fastest growing congregation in America with over 25,000 in attendance each weekend.
Pastor Joel Osteen, a native Houstonian, has committed his life to serving and helping every person, regardless of background and economic status, to achieve their fullest potential. Having started Lakewood’s television outreach ministry, Joel Osteen worked side-by-side with his father, founding Pastor John Osteen for 17 years, and took Lakewood’s positive message of hope to over 100 million households throughout the United States and 100 countries worldwide. Recent Nielsen Media Research rated Joel Osteen’s broadcast as the #1 inspirational program nationally, based on average television viewers per market.