Joel Osteen House: A Gated Mansion in Houston

Joel Osteen House Photos: It's unreal!

Joel Osteen is a well-known televangelist, preacher and best-selling author from Houston, Texas. With so many avenues of income, it’s no wonder Joel Osteen house looks like a castle…and Joel Osteen net worth? It’s unreal.

Joel Osteen House

He is mostly recognized for being one of the senior pastors at the largest Protestant church in America, Lakewood Church. His live sermons are streamed to an average of 20 million people on a monthly basis. Before he began preaching himself, he spent a lot of time working behind the scenes at Lakewood Church.

He is responsible for founding the church’s TV show and produced the program which featured John Osteen’s, Joel’s father, sermons, and speeches. It wasn’t until John sadly passed away in 1999 that Joel stepped into his father’s preaching shoes. When Joel took over, the membership of the church grew as thousands of people were keen to hear his unique thoughts on Christianity.

Where does Joel Osteen live?

Joel is one of the richest pastors in the United States of America, and he without a doubt takes advantage of it. In the words of Osteen himself, “It’s God’s will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty.” And he stays true to his word. Joel Osteen house is situated in Houston in a wealthy suburb known as River Oaks.

Joel Osteen House in Houston is Unreal

The house cost him $10.5 million, and Joel and his wife also own a second $2.9 million mansion in Tanglewood, Houston. The River Oaks stone property boasts loads of unique and luxurious features which span across the large mansion, including 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5 open wood fireplaces, 3 elevators, a 1 bedroom guest house and outdoor pool and pool house.

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It has a huge front door that is accompanied by impressive stone pillars, and it opens into a gorgeous entranceway. The home has a large backyard which is surrounded by tall green trees that make the space a little more private. It also has a large grey concrete driveway which has space to fit probably over 20 cars! What a perfect spot for his Ferrari.

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How big is Joel Osteen house?

Joel Osteen house is 17,000 square feet and occupies a massive 1.86 acres. It is secluded by a large and beautiful ornamental fence. It is certainly more of a mega-mansion than just a house. And to think only 4 people live there…. #opulence <

Who is Victoria Osteen?

Victoria Osteen is Joel’s wife, and together the pair has two children named Jonathan and Alexandra. Both children work alongside their parents in the ministry at Lakewood Church. Alexandra, 19, has made a name for herself on social media where she has a large following due to her solo singing performances, as well as videos performing with her band. She also sings at Lakewood Church, where many of her performances are shown nationwide on the church’s TV show.

Who is Victoria Osteen?

Born on March 28th, 1961, Victoria is Texas born and bred and has lived in Houston for her entire life. She is also a religious person, and her parents instilled this way of living in her from an early age. Her father worked at a local church and Victoria would accompany him to assist with ministry work throughout her childhood, which she says she very much enjoyed.

When Victoria and Joel met, they then started to join Joel’s dad, a very well known preacher as well, on mission trips that took them across the globe. Victoria is now a co-preacher at Lakewood Church and even hosts sermons and ceremonies across the country and abroad.

Like her well-to-do hubby, she is also a best-selling author. She wrote Love Your Life in 2008 which impressively got to #2 on New York Times Best Seller list. AND she’s written not one, not two, but three children’s books. Each of the three stories features Christian values and were written to help Christian parents instill Godly properties in their little ones. The books are called My Happy Heart (which is a box set), Unexpected Treasures and Gift From The Heart.

Who is Victoria Osteen?

She also hosts a weekly segment of her husband’s radio show and is an avid supporter of her local community groups. Many mothers and women alike look up to Victoria as a role model in Christianity, motherhood, business, marriage and charity work. She is a multi-talented woman that’s for sure!

Joel Osteen Net Worth

There are many estimates about Joel Osteen’s net worth, but the most accurate range we’ve calculated is between $50 and $60 million.

Joel Osteen Net Worth
Joel and Victoria on their private jet.

Joel has made his millions from his best-selling books, one of which is called Your Best Life Now, which also brought him promotional deals, additional book deals and more. He used to enjoy taking home a hefty salary of $200,000 per year from Lakewood Church, but it has been reported that he no longer accepts a salary for his role there.

Joel Osteen Controversy

Joel and his family have been vocal about their lifestyle. Mansions, nice cars, private jets – the Osteen’s have worked hard and helped many people. They say their lifestyle isn’t anything to be ashamed of.

Joel fell into media scrutiny in 2017 when his church reportedly turned away Texans who were in need of food, shelter and general care after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. The reason being? That the church supposedly was inaccessible due to severe flooding caused by the storm.

However posts blasted across social media showed clear roads and a seemingly accessible, non-flooded building. Social users took no mercy on Osteen, calling him un-Christian and more. The story turned into a PR and logistical nightmare for Osteen himself and the church. Lakewood Church responded to the claims with comments that seemed to lack a great deal of empathy, causing Houstonians and Americans alike to become very upset with the church and very much with Joel himself.

Joel said, “The city set up a shelter about four miles from [Lakewood] that can house 10,000 people…they didn’t need us as a shelter at that point.” He then also denied claims of not being there to support his community by saying, “we’ve been here for 58 years taking care of the community, but social media can be powerful.” When asked if he would change his approach in the event of another tragedy in the city of Houston Joel responded, “in hindsight yes, we’re going to learn from it and move forward and do better next time.”

Before you go…

We were surprised by many of the inquiries about Joel Osteen and his family. Now that we’ve answered a few of those, please let us know if there are more in the comments!

 

Sources:

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/joel-osteens-house-1/view/google/

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/07-04-10-after-move-to-river-oaks-joel-osteen-wants-to-sell-tanglewood-land-for-11-million/#slide=0

https://heavy.com/news/2017/08/joel-osteen-house-mansion-home-houston-photos-pictures-how-much-cost/

http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/christianity/8-richest-pastors-in-america.aspx?p=5

https://www.metro.us/news/who-is-joel-osteen-lakewood-church-pastor

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/09/02/joel-osteen-right-close-lakewood-church-but-he-lost-chance-teach-christianity-kirkland-an-column/622215001/

https://www.newsmax.com/fastfeatures/joel-osteen-fun-facts/2015/05/08/id/643575/

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21 thoughts on “Joel Osteen House: A Gated Mansion in Houston

  1. Rick Leland
    says:

    Good for Joel. He’s awesome! I’m glad God has blessed him. If God can do it for him, God can do it for us. I am blessed by God!

    • Don Evans
      says:

      That’s right, Pastor Osteen deserves what God has blessed him and his awesome family.

  2. Karen Trager
    says:

    I find it amusing that people will judge a man of God all day, but have no judgement on some really nasty celebrities.

  3. Greg
    says:

    Matthew 19:23
    Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

    • Dianna Martin
      says:

      Amen Greg. This is just one of many verses in scripture that people ignore to suit their own selfish purposes. They’ll find out how wrong they were when they stand before the very God they use to make their fortunes.

  4. Joy
    says:

    The celebrities are just people of fame ! They are not preachers or pastors ..!!
    Something changed on Joel Osteen he became celebrity too. He even color his hair!! I believe he got lost…..in the way. I wish he’s going to realize that soon..

  5. Randal Fleet
    says:

    His mansion is being broadcast all over the internet as being excess of tax relief for churches. Every one knows the people contributing to this cause have far, far
    less monetary funds.

  6. Diane Taylor
    says:

    Please explain why he has such a hugh house as ministers should not flaunt their wealth as many people are in need of just a little help yet he shows so much wealth he makes. Does he use it to help missions and families who can’t afford surgeries for their children? What does he need this expansive house for just his family? I listen to him everyday but my family sees Joel as a big fraud liking wealth for themselves. Please tell me what this is all about as it is hurting my view of him as a good preacher.

  7. Marva Watson
    says:

    No wonder he’s a prosperity preacher…he has to to justify this extreme lifestyle. I cannot bear to watch him any more. I was suspect when he seemed to have only one message…that of “promotion”( a thinly disguised message of prosperity preaching.) I’ve never heard him give anything that resembled the plan of salvation…it’s promotion, promotion, promotion…Just sayin’ I’m praying for him.

  8. Henry G
    says:

    Seems to me he would live modestly and give back any excess to the sick, tired, and needy. Wouldn’t that be the right thing to do? Greed is not a family value.

  9. Bill S
    says:

    Joel is living the theology he believes. If you serve God well, you will be blessed – and often with riches. It’s in the Bible! Old testament, but not wrong. His preaching is based on the need for people who respond to his message to bring God’s Kingdom on Earth by doing God’s Will. Kohlberg showed in his research on moral development in the 20th century that there are 6 stages of moral development and this is Stage 2. There are and have been millions of stage 2 thinkers in the world. We want a reward for the actions we take and in this case it is serving God. Even though Joel has a mansion, his church does do mission work – check out the web site. Of course, they could do more – who couldn’t. But the point is that God’s Word needs to be preached to all people at a moral development level which they understand so that they can be motivated to help make true “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” This is the why we are here on Earth. Stage 2 moral development thinkers are motivated primarily to actions which will bring them a reward – blessings on Earth and eventually, living in Heaven after death. If no one were preaching the Gospel from this perspective, millions of people would not be hearing the Lord’s Word preached at the level that they understand and that will motivate them to – care for the sick, clothe the naked, judge not,forgive at all times, don’t murder, steal, or commit adultery, etc. – and to expect a reward, both eternal and here on Earth for serving God. And so Joel is rich because he is serving God by preaching to and guiding millions to serve God and it is only logical that he would understand his riches as a blessing from God. It is not my theology, but then, persons of Stage 2 morals don’t understand my theology. We should not judge – as I have for most of my life – other people’s theology as bad just because it does not agree with our theology. My theology is based on the Grace and Love of God as God’s defining characteristic, so I should serve God without fear of Hell or expecting a reward or because my denomination or my friends say it is the right thing to do, but because I am a child of God and I must serve in love as God loves me. But to Stage 2 moral thinkers, this is nonsense or Greek, as they are only motivated by expectation of reward. Yes, there are charlatans who misuse God’s Word for their own benefit. I can’t judge Joel, but it seems to me that the message he preaches benefits the Lord’s Work, as well as himself, so it is consistent with the belief that we should serve God by doing God’s Will and also be blessed by God for our service. So Joel, keep preaching the Gospel in a way that Stage 2 thinkers will be motivated to serve our Lord. If you feel a mansion is appropriate for your service to God, it’s between you and God, not for me to judge

    • Small-town Roger
      says:

      Everyone who comes to Christ comes with the knowledge that they are sinful that he provides salvation there many many millions of people who not only do not prosper in the financial sense but actually lose everything- as he said that there’s no one who will lose but shall gain a thousand times more than that which he has lost I don’t see anyone who has a thousand brothers and sisters walking about this Earth I don’t see anyone who has a thousand automobiles or a thousand teacups out of which to drink their tea but what we do see is that heaven is a place that makes all this business–mansions and houses and everything–look puny. a very instructive thing to watch is the end of Schindler’s List in which he looks at this ring that he has been given using gold that people pulled from their own teeth and says “but with this ring I could have saved this many Jews with this car I could have saved this many more Jews!” that’s the way that people will see this. I have a feeling that there are a great many very poor people in this world today who haven’t got any visible followers but who have done a great deal expended a great deal of their energy to try to bring people to Christ to show his mercy and his love who will have places that will make this mansion that he’s got look like a pure dump… and I kind of wonder what type of place he’s going to have when he gets to heaven–or does he trust in Jesus? whenever I hear of these dynasties “my daddy was this and so I am that” I am very skeptical. you must speak of the Salvation Christ offers– nothing means anything unless it has his offer of Salvation explained. If it is not that it does not matter if he craps in a solid gold toilet it is all fica and in the original Greek the word fica means shit.
      How often does he outline The Plan of Salvation in his speech in his books? all it is is psychobabble that’s meant to tickle the ears of the listeners… you’re doing very well for themselves that’s nice but I think Jesus had a word for people who did well for themselves using God as the hook to draw money from people… if you take money from someone who has only a very small amount you have an awesome responsibility, a daunting task, of seeing that all that money is spent well. I would hate to think of having to stand in front of God, and He would ask, “so how did you spend the money that this lady on social security sent you?” and then have to say “well, I’m afraid that wound up being the gear shift knob on my automobile.”

    • James Kirk
      says:

      Joel Osteen and any other “person of God” that lives in excess while there are people suffering are merely selfish hypocrites. I’ve met billionaires that live in modest homes and drive old cars. If you need someone to revere or emulate, then read about Chuck Feeney. https://www.atlanticphilanthropies.org/chuck-feeneys-story

  10. Mamon is your master
    says:

    Bill S. Is Joel Osteen,I do not think anyone is as gullible as “Bill S.” More than likely “Bull S.”

  11. Bill S
    says:

    The amazing thing is that “Mamon is your Master” is both right and wrong. Mamon IYM does not have a Stage 2 moral thinking theology and thus dismisses the idea that anyone could be so foolish as to believe in a Gospel that promises rewards on Earth for doing what God says we should do to bring the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. Mamon probably has a stage 4 moral stage theology – we obey God’s laws because our church requires this and we must be faithful to preserve the beliefs of our church – or stage 5 – we must love God and love our neighbor as we love ourselves because this is the New Covenant from God and all the laws are fulfilled by this Covenant. So it is only natural that another theology based on a different Stage would seem wrong to her/him. And Mamon IYM, this is absolutely right! A Stage 2 thinker, would however, disagree because the legalistic Stage 4 theology or the New Covenant Stage 5 theology makes no sense to her, and she is also right! We all understand and must interpret the Bible in the way that meets our Stage of Moral Development or we won’t be motivated to serve God. No Stage is right or wrong, we are who we are and we must listen to God’s Word as it is preached or written to meet our level of moral understanding. If we then, move to a different level, we have to change our theology because the old theology won’t be appropriate for us.
    But if Mamon IYM really wants to follow God in the most perfect way – according to Jesus – is she/he willing to “Sell everything she/he has, give the money to the poor, and follow Jesus.”? I am certainly not even close to adopting this stage 6 theology that Jesus wants invites us to. This scares me to death! Yet Jesus says we must do this if we want to be perfect. Of course, we excuse this by saying that we can’t be perfect. We need our 401k’s and our nice houses and nice clothes. But I have known three people who have this wildly ambitious and ludicrous theology and live by it. No way I’m going to be this selfless and not plan for the future and safeguard my stuff! This Stage 6 theology makes no sense to me because I cannot comprehend being able to stay alive without most of the stuff I have. Yet, Jesus calls us to this life and He led it and apparently, so did His Apostles and many early Christians.
    I imagine that Mamon IYM would also find the Hellfire and Damnation gospel preached at some churches to be also ridiculous. I invite you to watch the utube video “Religion is Bullahit” by George Carlin. In the first few minutes George nails it in that he shows us the seeming contradiction in the Bible where a “God of Love” . stressed by Paul, will eventually cast millions of the children to horrible suffering in Hell for ETERNITY. What kind of a loving God is that! Many people cannot reconcile this apparent absurdity and, I believe, this lack of understanding is the primary reason that millions in the western world are leaving the church and about 50% of most of the people in many of the countries in Europe claim to be atheists. They reject religion and God as superstition because of this seeming contradiction. They are not aware of the research in Moral Development that shows that many people, especially in the past but also in today’s world, have different motivational needs. Specifically, Stage 1 moral development thinkers are purely selfish and only think of how they can get whatever they want unless they will get caught and punished for their actions. Thus, God, through Jesus, must threaten eternal Hell to tell these Stage 1 thinkers that they better be good. They better not do the bad things that are against God’s Laws and do the the good things – feed the hungry, care for the sick, shelter the homeless, etc. – or they could be sentenced to an eternity in Hell. So God, who created us and thus created us with these Stages of Moral Development, knows that He has to threaten punishment to the Stage 1 moral thinkers or they will not be motivated to do God’s will. We all deserve the opportunity to serve God, so God has to present His Message in 6 different ways to make certain that we are all given the proper motivation to Bring God’s Kingdom on Earth.
    Mamon IYG needs to study the Moral Development theory developed by Kohlberg and his coworkers in the 1950’s through the 1970’s. The full research is available online at jstore and a layman’s explanation can be found in most educational psychology books and, to a lesser extent, in Wikipedia. There he will find that the theory and research done indicates that there are 6 basic levels of moral development and thus 6 different ways that we are motivated. Stage 2 theology – being rewarded for doing good and not doing bad things – is the Moral Stage that Joel is addressing and his parish is apparently appealing to a huge group of people who agree with and need to hear this message. They, of course, should also respond to this message be doing God’s Will, supporting the church and doing God’s Work by feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, forgiving 70 time 7, welcoming the stranger,… This is what we all should be doing as Christians, regardless of the motivation we require which meets our individual moral stage of theology.

  12. STEVE EVERHART
    says:

    Christ probably does not care what stage of Kohlberg’s Moral Development scale we are on. We are capable of understanding sacrifice when we see it, but most of us will fall uncomfortably short in translating the call to sacrifice into action. Our shortcomings, however, are less a matter or “moral reasoning” than our sheer egotism and selfishness. Joel Osteen should know better. He is a repugnant role model for what it means to be Christ-like. He’s a tomb covered with whitewash–outside all gleaming and sparkling in the sun, but inside all foulness and dead man’s bones. To achieve salvation, he may not need to surrender all to the poor, as Christ suggested, but downsizing sure as hell might help his cause.

  13. (The other) Joel Osteen
    says:

    Good for Joel. I’m glad that he’s been blessed by all the donations that the members of his megachurch have provided for him. If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If church goers give you money, build yourself a castle worthy of your desires!

  14. Small-town Roger
    says:

    I doubt that that dude on the cross had time to go through six or eight different levels or stages. sounds like nothing more than just psychobabble to me designed to be lazy about discipling people. as I recall there was a big beautiful Crystal Cathedral that now sits empty because they didn’t look out for their flock and it all melted away… how much of this will last?

  15. Tonya
    says:

    His house and opulent lifestyle are far less offensive than his prosperity preaching. He appeals to those that only want their ears tickled, not the TRUE Gospel. Very sad so many are misled by this man.

  16. William Handy
    says:

    As we talk about prosperity and wealth, I am reminded that “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head”

    What profits a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul.

  17. G.cat
    says:

    I don’t give to this ministry, but what I do know is that Joel made his millions off of his books, not being a pastor. Good for he and his family for working hard and using the gifts God have them to bless themselves and others. Don’t take the Bible so “literally” like rich men don’t make it to heaven. Maybe he makes 2 mil a year but gives back 500k. Maybe u make 100k a year and give 10k. It doesn’t matter. It’s on a percentage scale (he may be giving back 24 percent, who knows). Besides, I believe that God knows our hearts, so if Joel feels that he is giving back enough, I’m sure he is, and God knows. That’s for God to know not me. The article also states that he doesn’t take his salary from the church. Do I think it’s cool that all of his wealth is on blast, not at all, but that’s the power of social media these days. God bless u all:)

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