Joel Osteen is an interesting person who is not getting a divorce anytime soon or I hope never.
Osteen is a best-selling author, an American Christian minister and one of the foremost televangelists in the world.
The guys is head of one of the largest Christian congregations in the United States of America. Joel serves as senior pastor of the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
Till now he has written 7 Bestseller books, which is an incredible achievement for any author. God’s blessings are with Mr. Osteen from the beginning. As his debut book in 2004 hit the No. 1 spot in the New York Times Bestseller list. Name of the book is Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential.
Because of his commendable work, he has gained the reputation as one of the champions of the prosperity. Millions of people in over a hundred countries across the globe watch his weekly sermons and admire his powerful words. 24/7 Broadcasters of his religious messages and teachings are satellite radio on SiriusXM channel 128.
Joel Osteen’ Age, Bio and Journey to Become a Pastor
Joel Scott Osteen was born on the beautiful occasion on March 5, 1963, in Houston, Texas. Why a beautiful occasion? Because when a person who believes truly in God and spreads the messages of God is born, that time automatically becomes beautiful.
The Lakewood Church that Joel Scott heads was founded by his father John Osteen. Before that, his father was a Southern Baptist pastor.
His mother’s name was Dolores Ann who worked as a nurse. In Humble, Texas, there’s a school named Humble High School. Which I think is a beautiful name for a school. Joel got his high school education from there.
I don’t know whether it was in his interest or not but he took admission in Oral Roberts University to pursue the study of radio and television communications.
I am saying this because he came back home after just one year of college. Upon his arrival, he served as the producer of the ministry’s Lakewood’s tv program. Joel got a lot of encouragement from his father to join him preaching. But besides that, the incredible Joel Osteen worked for 17 good years behind the scene role as the producer.
Under tough circumstances, he had to preach his very first sermon on January 17, 1999. This day was six days before his dear father’s death. After replacing his father as the regular preacher on Lakewood’s program, he was finally inaugurated as the senior pastor of the Lakewood Church.
Joel Osteen: Progress of The Church and His Books
Since Joel’s joining the Church has progressed a lot and got a lot of attention from people living in the United States of America. According to Wikipedia, the church gets an average of 52,000 attendees per week.
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The former home ground of NBA side Houston Rockets called Compaq Center was procured by Lakewood Church in 2003.
The place is also renamed to Lakewood Church Central Campus. It was officially opened in 2005.
A year before this official opening the very first book of Joel Osteen was published and reached the number 1 position on The New York Times Best Seller list. Full name of his first book is Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential.
His second book also topped The New York Times Best Seller list. Name of the book is Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day. Here’s the kicker about this book. The first printing of Joel’s second book had four million copies. Osteen has said that the book focuses more on relationships and not getting stuck where we are in life.
The guy is truly religious and does not receive any salary from Church. For his income, he totally relies on his books and related material.
Joel’ Marriage, Wife, Kids, and Divorce
Victoria Osteen is happily married to Joel Osteen since April 4, 1987, and that is more than 31 years. Their relationship is strong and precious like a diamond.
There has been no rumors or speculations of divorce between the couple. They met in 1985 at a Jewelry store owned by Victoria’s mother. Joel visited the store to purchase a watch battery.
Victoria was born in Huntsville, Alabama and later on moved to Houston with her family. Here’s an interesting fact about her father. He was in NASA Space Center of Houston as an engineer.
Victoria and Joel Osteen have 2 beautiful children together. Their son Jonathan was born on April 20, 1995, and their beautiful daughter Alexandra entered in this world on November 9, 1999.
The beautiful happy family got the privilege to attend 2010 Easter breakfast at the White House by then POTUS, Barack Obama.