Joel described to CBN how it felt to preach in front of a large stadium audience, “You know, it may feel like a rock concert or a pep rally, but there are enough things pulling us down in life. I’d like to come in and say, ‘We’re going to celebrate what God’s done for us, and we’ve all got challenges. We’ve all got reasons not to celebrate, but that’s what faith is all about. God we’re going to just celebrate who You are today. We have a great support system. Not only our staff, but we have about 4-5,000 volunteers. And my father got us started in this in that we believe that every believer is a minister. All of us have something to do. And no one is left out, especially the children. In their state of the art facility, they don’t just have 'Children’s Church.' They have a church for the children, and it totally rocks! We knew if we could get the kids wanting to come to church, then the parents will come.”
Joel wrote many books to preach his message and the word of Jesus Christ. His first book was Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential. The book went on sale in October of 2004 and enjoyed success on the New York Times Best Seller List. His second book was titled Becoming a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Every Day. It was released in October of 2007. Joel’s second book put more emphasis on relationships. He wrote about how the wrong relationships can cause people to remain stagnant in their lives.
In 2011, Joel wrote a book called Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week. Joel decided to write the book after studying research that claimed people were most happy on Fridays. The message that Joel was trying to get across to readers was that the happiness they enjoyed on Fridays could be expanded into a daily feeling. If they followed his scriptural insights, they wouldn’t have to wait until the end of the week to be happy.
I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life was published by Joel in 2012. Breaking away from his regular pattern of 7, Joel split this book into 31 different sections. In each section, Joel asks his audience to declare each day to express their love for God through their actions. Joel tries to apply scripture to various aspects of modern living such as health, family, and finances.
When asked by CBN on how he’s able to reach such a diverse audience including minorities along with the poor and rich, Joel said, “It’s amazing. It started way back with my father. It’s funny because people ask us all the time how we do it, and I don’t know. We never tried to … what do you call it? Integrate. It’s just my dad’s message was a message of hope and love, and it seemed like everybody came in all different races. Even when we go to different cities on the road, it’s the same thing. It just seems like it’s equally mixed and even like you said, not just races, but social economics as well. It’s just – you can have a professional ballplayer sitting by somebody that took the bus. When I look out there I think this is what Heaven’s going to be like.”Return to the previous page
|Date of Birth:||05-03-1963|
|Children:||Jonathan Osteen, Alexandra Osteen|
|Birth Place:||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Alma Mater:||Oral Roberts University|
|Net Worth:||$40 million|
|Birth Date:||5 Mar, 1963|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||Oral Roberts University|
|Description:||American televangelist and author|