The Houston region has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and many of our faculty and staff members, students, church friends and neighbors have been impacted - particularly by the floods.
Please pray for our city, stay off the roads if you possibly can - and check on your neighbors.
Joel Osteen is a best-selling author and the senior pastor of Lakewood Church, the largest Protestant church in America, based in Houston, TX. He founded Lakewood's television program and produced his father's televised sermons for 17 years until his father died suddenly from a heart attack.
Although his father always encouraged Osteen to preach, he didn’t take the stage until two weeks after John Osteen’s death.
Since then, Lakewood's attendance has grown from 5,000 to 43,000.