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Joel Osteen


Joel Osteen is an American businessman, author, American pastor, and televangelist. Joel Osteen’s televised sermons have been viewed millions of times. He is equally famous overseas as he is in the United States.

Early Life

Joel Osteen was born on March 5th, 1963 in Houston, Texas. Similarly, the televangelist is 60 years old. Furthermore, he belongs to American Nationality and was born under the star sign Pisces.

Talking about his parents, he was born to John Osteen and Dolores (Dollie) Pilgrim. His father was a former Southern Baptist pastor who founded Lakewood Church. Furthermore, he has five siblings.

He has two brothers named Paul Osteen, and Justin Osteen, and three sisters named Lisa Osteen, April Osteen Simpsons, and Tamara Osteen. Likewise, he along with his siblings was raised by his parents in Houston.

Joel Osteen

Caption: Joel with his father(source: wiki-bio)


Joel Osteen is certainly a well-educated man. For High school, he attended Humble High School, located in Humble, Texas. After he graduated from High School at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Likewise, he studied radio and television communications but dropped out and did not receive a degree.

Net worth 2024

Likewise, the senior American pastor has a net worth of anywhere between $ 40-US and D 60 million. He has stated that he relies on books for his income and does not take any sort of salary from Lakewood Church despite being the Head church there.

Similarly, he lives in a $10.5 million mansion at River Oaks with his family. The American pastor has an elegant yet lavish lifestyle.

Relationship status

Joel Osteen is in a married relationship with Victoria Osteen. She later became a co-pastor at Lakewood Church. The couple has a son and daughter together. His daughter Alexandra Osteen is a singer and his son Jonathan Osteen is also a singer and social media star.

Joel Osteen

Caption: Joel with his family(source: Instagram)

Career and Professional Life

After he dropped out, Joel Osteen returned to Houston, founded Lakewood’s television program, and produced his father’s televised sermons. Although his father encouraged him to practice preaching, he denied it until 1999.

When he finally started preaching on January 17, 1999, his father died less than 6 days later. After his father’s death, he was appointed as the head pastor of Lakewood Church.

Joel Osteen

Caption: Joel preaching on his show(source: Instagram)

After a couple of years, Lakewood Church acquired Compaq Center, the former home of the NBA Houston Rockets. They renovated the whole place, it cost over 105 million dollars. He already had his television program where he would preach.

The show was opened when he was only 20 years old back in the year 1982. Since then the show has gathered millions of viewers in the states alone. furthermore, his show Saturday Sermons is now broadcast to more than 100 countries.

Additionally, Barbara Walters included Alexandra’s father – Joel Osteen – in 2006’s Ten Most Fascinating People.

He has also written and published books. The first book that he wrote was ‘Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Keep Improving Your Life Every Day. Similarly, the book was released in October 2007, it went on to top the New York best-selling list.

Furthermore, his second book titled ‘Become a better version of You: 7 Steps to keep improving your life every day. Likewise, the book went on to the Top New York’s bestseller list and had a first printing of three million copies.


Joel Osteen is yet to receive any sort of awards and nominations.


Osteen is sometimes criticized for promoting prosperity theory, or the prosperity gospel. It is a belief that the reward of material gain is the will of God for all pious Christians.

Furthermore, Osteen responded that if prosperity means God wants people to be blessed and healthy and have good relationships, then he considers himself a prosperity teacher, but if it is about money, he does not.

Joel Osteen – Body Measurements

Joel is a fairly tall American. Similarly, he has a charming smile with an equally charming personality. He stands tall at 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 78 kg. Furthermore, he has brown colored hair with blue colored eyes.

Joel Osteen – Social media

The American preacher is active on social media and often posts on his social. Similarly, he is active on Twitter and Instagram where he has over 10 million followers on his verified Twitter account. Similarly, he has over 4.5 million followers on his verified Instagram account.