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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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