Is Joel Osteen married? Yes, he is. His wife name is Victoria Osteen who is his Lakewood Church co-pastor. The couple tied their knot on April 4, 1987, which means that the duo has already celebrated their 32nd marriage anniversary.
From their conjugal life, Osteen and his wife are blessed with two children including a daughter named Alexandra Osteen (born on November 9, 1998) and a son named Jonathan Osteen (born on April 20, 1995). Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Osteen:
Who is Joel Osteen?
Born as Joel Scott Osteen, he landed the planet on March 5, 1963, which makes his age be 57 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an American televangelist, author and pastor from Houston, Texas. His televised sermons are being watched by over 7 million people in a week from more than 100 countries.
Osteen has proven to be an international-level celebrity and a renowned pastor. As an author, he has written ten books that have received the number one ranking from The New York Times Best Seller list.
Early Life and Education
Osteen was born in 1963 and his place of birth is in Houston, Texas, the United States of America. Talking about his family background, he was born to the parents named John Osteen (father) and Dolores Pilgrim (mother). Joel was one of the six children to his parents. His father used to serve as Southern Baptist pastor and is known for founding Lakewood Church where Joel is currently contributing as a senior pastor.
Talking about his education and academic achievements, Joel attended the public school named Humble High School located in the city of Humble, Texas. In 1981, he received his high school graduation and then went to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the University, he studied radio and television communications.
Joel has a memorable childhood experience which he has shared with his siblings. Paul, Lisa and Tamara are his older siblings whereas April is his younger sister. All the mentioned siblings are involved in full-time ministry. Joe;’s half brother Justin serves in New York for missionary work.
Career and Professional Life
Joel founded Lakewood’s television program in 1982 at the age of 19. There, he produced his father’s televised sermons which continued for the next 17 years. It stopped after the death of John Osteen in January 1999 due to a heart attack.
Osteen worked behind the scenes until January 17, 1999, although his father encouraged him to preach. That day, he preached his first sermon and within a week his father passed away. Osteen continued preaching regularly. On October 3, 1999, he turned as the new senior pastor of Lakewood Church.
The Lakewood Church purchased the Compaq Center in 2003 which was the former house of the NBA Houston Rockets. The house took 15 months for renovation and cost 105 million USD. The services of Lakewood Church are being watched from over 100 countries.
In the list of 10 Most Fascinating People of 2006 by Barbara Walters, Joel was also included there. He was mentioned as the favorite inspirational author by the former presidential candidate John McCain. In 2010, Osteen’s family joined White House in the Easter breakfast hosted by President Barack Obama.
As an author, Joel has authored ten books including Your Best Life Now (released in October 2004) which is his first book. His second book titled Become a Better You was published in October 2007. It was able to make sales of over 4 million copies topping The New York Times Best Seller list.
American senior pastor Joel Osteen is married to his co-pastor Victoria Osteen (born on March 28, 1961). The couple has an age gap of two years where Joel is younger to his wife. In 1995, the couple welcomed their first child as a son named Jonathan. Their relationship was blessed with a daughter named Alexandra in 1998. Joel is happy from his love and family life and is getting full support from his near ones.
Osteen has never let him fall in controversies by discussing gay marriage, politics and abortion. He has refused to preach about homosexuality but heartily welcomes gay people in his church. According to some reports, he doesn’t support same-sex marriage.
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Joel Osteen has a tall height of 5 feet and 11 inches. He carries an appealing personality and a healthy lifestyle has made him blessed with a well-maintained body structure. His weight is said to be 69 kilograms making him perfectly balanced as per his height. He might be in regular workout activities and the reason behind his healthy life might be his positive thinking.
Salary and Net worth
American pastor, televangelist, and author, Joel Osteen has an estimated net worth of 50 million USD. He is also named as “The Smiling Preacher.” He resides in a 17,000 square-foot mansion in River Oaks with his family. The valuation of the mansion is over 10.5 million USD. Despite being senior pastor, he doesn’t take a salary from the church. The weekly attendance in his church exceeds 52,000.
The main source of income on which Osteen rely is his authored books. In addition to that, his net worth is also contributed from the radio show and also from his public speaking fees.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of the American senior pastor is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. Find him on Instagram @joelosteen where he has garnered more than 3.3 million followers. His Twitter profile @joelOsteen has amassed more than 9 million followers from different countries.