Joel Osteen’s complete name is Joel Scott Osteen. His birth date is 5 March, 1963 and he was brought in Houston, Texas, USA. His father’s name is John Osteen and mother’s name is Dolores Pilgrim Osteen. His father, John Osteen was a Baptist pastor and he established Lakewood Church and worked to make it grow. John and Dolores had five children including Joel. John also had a son from his first wife named Justin. Joel completed his high school from Humble High school. He started studying radio and television communications at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma but he did not complete his graduation. He came back to his home and started working with his father as an editor and publishing supervisor for his ministry show. For 15 years he worked for the show as producer or director.

His father asked him for sermons many times but he refused and cause of his shy nature preferred to work behind the scenes. In the end, in 1999 he did his very first sermon because of his father’s sickness. He was wearing his father’s shoes at the time of preaching. All went well and people liked his preach and his easy style. But just eleven days later his father passed away cause of a heart attack. After his father Joel was named as the senior pastor of the church. Since Joel named as pastor number of people increased in the church.

Joel tied a knot with Victoria Iloff who is now Victoria Osteen. This couple got married on 4 April, 1987. Joel and Victoria have two children Jonathan Osteen and Alexandra Osteen. Joel’s wife Victoria is a co-pastor in Lakewood church. Except preaching Joel also writes. He wrote many books and some of them were the best sellers of the year. In 2004 the book ‘Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential’ was published which was the best seller. After this in the year 2007, his second book was also a best seller. He travels among different countries for missionary work of church like England, Israel, India, Canada etc. He doesn’t take any salary for his post in the church. But still his net worth is 40 million USD because of his best-selling books.

Joel confessed that he never got theological education. The secret behind his amazing and great preaches is his preparation. He always hear his own recordings of preaches and believe in learning and improving himself. In his short and small quotes he tries to tell the essence of a good and peaceful life so that people could live a great life and know that god is always there for us. Joel is quite famous for his beautiful smile, his good looks and his flawless and easy way of speaking. Joel was in the list of ‘Most fascinating People’ in year 2006. Joel mostly tries to ignore complicated and controversial topics like abortion, same sex marriages etc. Joel Osteen is a fabulous and impressive orator.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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