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Joel Osteen: My Calling Is to Make People’s Lives Better

Popular televangelist urges his flock to have the ‘boldness’ to be ‘who you were created to be.’

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On his desk at his Houston megachurch, Pastor Joel Osteen has a photograph taken during one of the sermons that attract upward of 16,000 people every Sunday to Lakewood Church. Osteen is not in the picture, which instead shows the massive congregation from his point of view at the podium.

“It reminds me that my purpose is to help people in some way, to inspire them,” Osteen says. “I keep that in front of me, just that idea that my calling is to make people’s lives better.”

Speaking by phone from Lakewood Church  Osteen exudes a disarmingly contagious warmth (“my mother says she’s never seen me mad a day in her life”) as the conversation meanders from his affection for Coldplay and U2 to his struggles to find his own voice on the podium he inherited from his iconic father, John Osteen.

In his 2014 book of uplifting anecdotes and aphorisms, “You Can, You Will: Eight Undeniable Qualities of a Winner,” Osteen uses memories of how elders in the Lakewood congregation tried to force him into his father’s mold to illustrate his appreciation for those with the “boldness” to be themselves, to be “who you were created to be.”

“How many people today are not being true to who they are because they’re afraid they may disappoint someone, they may fall out of their good graces, or they may not be accepted?” Osteen writes. “You have to be true to who God made you to be.”


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Erica Campbell Of Mary Mary Meets With Celebrated Joel Osteen

This past Sunday it was a special occasion for the Osteen’s as they hosted one of the most celebrated gospel singers in USA. Erica Campbell of  Mary Mary was hosted by Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria at a special concert headlined by Erica Campbell.


Erica Campbell who took a break from Mary Mary by going solo had a worship concert hosted at the Lake wood church on Sunday October 10th.

In the presence of Isaac Houghton they sang together to the thousands of worshipers who had congregated for the concert.   Later on Erica Campbell had a moment to share with Joel and Victoria Osteen and thanked them for hosting her.

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Joel & Victoria Osteen Launch A Radio Show And Donald Trump Becomes The 1st To Call In

Joel and Victoria Osteen, famous pastors of Lakewood Church in Houston, launched a new radio channel on SiriusXM and their famous friend Donald Trump called in and expressed his love and respect for the couple.


“Joel Osteen Radio” was officially launched Monday at SiriusXM’s New York City headquarters and Osteen was in attendance to take questions from a small audience, preview the faith-based content that will appear on the 24/7 channel, and also take calls from some of his famous friends.

“It’s my honor and it’s great to have you in New York and I tell you your going to bring a big blessing to this city,” Trump told Joel and Victoria, “We can use more of you folks, I can tell you that.”


Osteen then returned the compliments and told his listeners that there was not a more “giving, gracious person” then his friend Trump.

Trump sounded far removed from his usual public demeanor, and continued to esteem the couple. He even joked with Osteen by saying all of the positive compliments he was receiving was going to ruin his popular mean guy reputation. The star of ‘The Apprentice’ even said he longs to visit Osteen’s church.

“I watch you all the time and when I’m in Houston, I’m going to get over there [church] sometime because friends of mine have said that it is just incredible,” Trump assured.

The rich investor went on to talk about his own personal belief and religion. “A lot of people don’t know, but I’m Presbyterian. I’m a protestant and a lot of people don’t think that,” he revealed.

Trump ended the affectionate phone call by reiterating how highly he thought of the couple. “You are really really special people, and I mean that! When you’re in New York, I’m here all the time for you,” he concluded.


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Joel Osteen’s Church Robbed; $600,000 Stolen

Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, was robbed of $600,000 in donations over the weekend.

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“We were heartbroken to learn today that funds were stolen from the church over the weekend. This includes cash, checks and envelopes containing written credit card information, and it is limited only to those funds contributed in the church services on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

“We are working with the police to fully investigate the incident. The funds were fully insured, and we are working with our insurance company to restore the stolen funds to the church.” Lakewood church representative said in a statement to the press moments after the incidence.

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