Not every kid wants to grow up to be a pastor and Joel Osteen was no different. But as fate would have it, that is exactly what he became. In a way, he was always destined to follow in the footsteps of his father who was also a pastor. Some things are just meant to be, as they say.
Now Joel Osteen is one of the most prominent pastors in the world. He has written multiple books and his sermons videos are watched by millions of people all around the globe.
"There’s no greater feeling than being able to help people rise higher and overcome something and feel better about themselves. I think that we’re all made to help others, to lift people up.”- Joel Osteen
He is now doing what he does best and that is improving the lives of people that come to him. If you want peace and tranquility in your life, then get your Joel Osteen tickets and pay him a visit.
The Early Days
Born in Houston, Joel Osteen had five other siblings. His father John Osteen was the founder of the famous Lakewood Church. Joel went to the Humble High School and then Oral Robert University. In 1982, he came home and began a television show and started to broadcast his father’s sermons. That continued for a whopping seventeen years till John Osteen passed away because of a heart attack.
Joel Osteen: The Pastor
Joel Osteen’s biggest influence was his father. John Osteen spent quite a few years trying to encourage his son to start preaching but Joel always hesitated. He was more interested in working behind the scenes. Then in the January of 1999, he finally gave in and delivered his first sermon. He began to preach on a regular basis and in October of the same year, he took on the responsibilities of the senior pastor of the Lakewood Church.
He wanted to expand and in 2003, the former home of the Houston Rockets, the Compaq Center was acquired by the Lakewood Church. They spent the next year and a half on renovations and in excess of ten thousand new members came on board. Because of Joel’s efforts and sermons, the attendance at the church has increased from five thousand to around forty-five thousand.
His sermons are now broadcasted by major television networks and are watched by countless people in more than one hundred countries around the globe. The sermons are also streamed live over the internet. He also has a radio channel dedicated to him and well over two million people have come to attend Lakewood Church’s Night of Hope events.
Joel Osteen: The Author
Joel Osteen is also a famous author. His first book was “Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential” came out in 2004 and went to the number one spot on The New York Times Best Seller list. It remained at that position for astounding two hundred weeks.
He followed that up by “Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day” three years later and like its predecessor, it went to the number one spot on The New York Times Best Seller list as well. Joel has written a lot of other books too and these books are his source of income. He is the senior pastor of the Lakewood Church but draws no salary from it even though the budget of the church is close to seventy million dollars.
Joel Osteen Tickets Prices
Joel Osteen will be delivering sermons all around the country this year. If you want to attend his sessions, then check out the Joel Osteen tickets prices and get your tickets to see him live. It is an experience unlike any other and millions of people all around the world will vouch for that.