Joel Osteen

Joel talked to CBN about his feelings preaching 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 has done for us, and we all have challenges. We all have 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 would come."

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Joel has written many books to preach his message and the word of Jesus Christ. His first book, "Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential," went on sale in October 2004 and enjoyed success on the New York Times Best Seller List. His second book, "Becoming a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Everyday Life," was released in October 2007 and put more emphasis on relationships. He wrote about how inappropriate 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 happiest on Fridays. Joel wanted to let the readers understand how they could expand the happiness they enjoyed on Fridays 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.

In 2012, Joel published "I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life," breaking away from his usual pattern of seven sections and instead splitting the book into 31 different sections. In each section, Joel encourages his audience to declare each day their love for God through their actions, applying scripture to various aspects of modern living such as health, family, and finances.

When asked by CBN how he was able to reach such a diverse audience, including minorities, the poor, and the rich, Joel said, "It's amazing. It started way back with my father. People ask us all the time how we do it, and I don't know. We never tried to 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, as you said, not just races, but social economics as well. It's just – you can have a professional ballplayer sitting by somebody who took the bus. When I look out there I think this is what Heaven's going to be like."

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Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 05-03-1963
Wife: Victoria Osteen
Children: Jonathan Osteen, Alexandra Osteen
Nationality: American
Marriage Date: 04-04-1987
Birth Sign: Pisces
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height: Height: 1.82m
Alma Mater: Oral Roberts University
Profession: Senior pastor
Marital Status: Married
Net Worth: $40 million
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 5 Mar, 1963
Age: 57 yrs
Occupations: Minister
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Houston
Education: Oral Roberts University
Gender: Male
Description: American televangelist and author
Twitter Id: Joelosteen
Spouse: Victoria Osteen
Net Worth 2020: 60 million
Net Worth 2021: 100 million
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Last Modified: Mar 14 2023
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