CELEBRITY pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church has continued the family business working alongside his wife, children, and four siblings at the church his parents created in 1959.
His wife Victoria Osteen has been following in her husband's footsteps during their nearly 35-year marriage.
Who is Joel Osteen's wife?
Joel has been married to his wife Victoria since April of 1987.
Born in Huntsville, Alabama but raised in Houston, Texas she grew up in a conservative Christian household, with her father serving as a deacon and her mother working as a Sunday school teacher.
The devout couple has a combined net worth of $100 million and two children, Jonathan and Alexandra Osteen.
Like her husband, she is an author and co-pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
It is one of the largest congregations in the country with an average of about 52,000 attendees per week plus an estimated 7 million television viewers.
Victoria was attending the University of Houston to study psychology- but did not graduate- when she met Joel.
In 2003, she founded the Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry and is a regular feature on the Houston radio station 89.3 KSBJ.
Who are Joel and Victoria Osteen's children?
Jonathan was born in Houston on April 20, 1995.
He has a degree in screenwriting from the University of Texas where graduated from in 2017.
but these days, he’s jumping in the family business delivering sermons to youth members at Lakewood Church.
Alexandra was born on November 9, 1998, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
The siblings are members of LYA, a band that performs at the church.
The group released an EP titled In the Name, Vol. 1 and have over 14,000 monthly listeners.
Why is Joel Osteen trending?
Osteen went on "The Today Show" to talk about his new book, "Peaceful on Purpose" and got a different type of media attention than he probably had planned.
Twitter blew up when the millionaire celebrity pastor advised viewers on how to achieve a peaceful life saying, “Don’t focus on what you have or don’t have."
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Many Twitter users took to the social media platform to point out the many things that Osteen does have including his millions of dollars, Ferrari, private jet, and several mansions.
Viewers also brought up the 2017 controversy when Osteen was publicly questioned for not opening the doors of his 16,800-seat building as a shelter during Hurricane Harvey but accepted donations.
The mega-church founder is frequently criticized for his religious teachings, his $50 million net worth, his lavish lifestyle, the fact that Lakewood Church goes untaxed, and that his church got $4.4 million in federal PPP loans during the pandemic among many other things.