Joel Osteen Success
Joel Scott Osteen is an American preacher, televangelist, author, and paster of Lakewood Church located in Houston, Texas. His ministry reaches out to seven million broadcast views weekly and through more than 100 nations worldwide. The success of his ministry has earned him the following success.
Net Worth: $40 Million
Joel Scott Osteen took over the role of his father’s ministry despite his lack of formal religious training. Since 1999, the Lakewood Church broadcast has grown exponentially to a worldwide audience.
Osteen travels across the nation with his church personnel to present large style programs in arenas. This special event know as “A Night of Hope” includes worship music, sermon, and testimony by his mother. Joel Osteen’s preaching style is targeted towards the goodness of God rather than sin. He has been listed as one fo the “10 Most Fascinating People” and “Most Influential Christian in America” in 2006.
Joel Osteen has been criticized in the past for his sermons and writings focused on prosperity theology and a belief of power and wealth on earth are considered earthly rewards for Christians. However, he counteracts these claims by saying the prosperity gospel is directed towards success in other ways than having money such as children and peace of mind.