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  • Joel Osteen "True or False" (Interview With Larry King Almost Alive)

    11/25/2005 4:17:51 PM PST · by WKB · 19 replies · 1,859+ views
    Dear Friend, Many of you have called, written or e-mailed regarding my recent appearance on Larry King Live. I appreciate your comments and value your words of correction and encouragement. It was never my desire or intention to leave any doubt as to what I believe and Whom I serve. I believe with all my heart that it is only through Christ that we have hope in eternal life. I regret and sincerely apologize that I was unclear on the very thing in which I have dedicated my life.
  • Thousands Gather to Celebrate Megachurch's New Home in Basketball Arena

    07/17/2005 10:15:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 271 replies · 3,882+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 07-17-05 1241EDT | Kristie Rieken
    HOUSTON (AP) - America's largest church celebrated its move into the former arena for the Houston Rockets with a capacity crowd of 16,000, an upbeat sermon from its televangelist pastor and a spirited welcome from the governor of Texas. "How do you like our new home?" Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen asked to thunderous applause. "It looks pretty good doesn't it? This is a dream come true." The new home for the nondenominational Christian church is the former Compaq Center, once home to the Rockets. There were no vacant spots in the arena as Lakewood, which recently became the first...
  • JOEL OSTEEN ISSUES APOLOGY

    07/01/2005 8:17:31 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 84 replies · 6,227+ views
    http://www.joelosteen.com ^ | June 2005 | Joel Osteen
    Dear Friend, Many of you have called, written or e-mailed regarding my recent appearance on Larry King Live.  I appreciate your comments and value your words of correction and encouragement.It was never my desire or intention to leave any doubt as to what I believe and Whom I serve.  I believe with all my heart that it is only through Christ that we have hope in eternal life.  I regret and sincerely apologize that I was unclear on the very thing in which I have dedicated my life. Jesus declared in John 14; I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one...
  • CNN LARRY KING LIVE Interview With Joel Osteen Transcript

    06/23/2005 6:41:22 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 158 replies · 8,032+ views
    cnn.com ^ | Aired June 20, 2005 - 21:00 ET
    LARRY KING, CNN HOST: Tonight, Joel Osteen, evangelism's hottest rising star, pastor for the biggest congregation in the United States. (snip) KING: But you're not fire and brimstone, right? You're not pound the decks and hell and dam nation? OSTEEN: No. That's not me. It's never been me. I've always been an encourager at heart. And when I took over from my father he came from the Southern Baptist background and back 40, 50 years ago there was a lot more of that. But, you know, I just -- I don't believe in that. I don't believe -- maybe it...
  • Joel Osteen: The Smiling Preacher Builds on Large Following

    01/30/2005 11:57:09 AM PST · by Zack Nguyen · 42 replies · 2,326+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2005 | Lois Romano
    HOUSTON -- The pastor once startled his own mother by exhorting the women in his congregation to shop at Victoria's Secret to improve their marriages. Last weekend, his glamorous musical director led four services in a hot pink coat and black spiky boots, stomping around the stage and singing the praises of Jesus in rousing, original rock sounds. No one needed to know the words. The lyrics scrolled high above, across three gigantic screens, as a dynamic 10-piece orchestra and 100-person choir shook the church. The captivated flock of 8,000 stood singing for 30 minutes. And then, not unlike in...
  • New Group of Televangelists Reaches TV Generation (In Both Red and Blue States)

    12/08/2004 4:26:50 PM PST · by KidGlock · 143 replies · 2,069+ views
    ABC ^ | 12/8/04
    New Group of Televangelists Reaches TV Generation Television Ministers Find Audiences in Both Red, Blue States HOUSTON, Dec. 8, 2004 — A new generation of television ministers — with a much subtler, decidedly more approachable style than televangelists of old — is finding an audience in both "red" Republican and "blue" Democratic states. Joel Osteen is senior pastor of the 30,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston, the largest church in America. His book, "Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential," is on The New York Times best-seller list. He says there is an enormous demand for...
  • STUDY REPORTS ON TOP 100 LARGEST AND FASTEST-GROWING CHURCHES

    05/03/2004 2:46:11 PM PDT · by holyscroller · 152 replies · 3,570+ views
    Christian e-tailing ^ | May 3, 2004 | None named
    Lakewood Church in Houston has been named the largest and fastest-growing church in America, according to the 2004 Church Growth Today Study/Outreach magazine report published exclusively in the May/June issue of Outreach. Lakewood Church, founded by the late John Osteen in a feed store in 1959, is pastored by his son Joel Osteen. The congregation recently purchased and is renovating the Compaq Center, former home of the NBA's Houston Rockets, to house its services. However, Lakewood is only one of 100 churches, which made each of the two lists: The 100 Largest Churches in America and The 100 Fastest-Growing U.S....