Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria lead the Lakewood Church of Houston, Texas. The church is situated in the Compaq Center, the former home of the NBA's Houston Rockets. It aims to help people around the world, "experience the 'perfect peace' that comes from faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to the Holy Spirit".
Some have claimed that Osteen supports the controversial Prosperity Gospel and that he focuses on "Christianity-light" sermons. He has responded to these allegations by claiming that by focusing on broader issues, the sermons are understandable to the average person.
- ↑ http://www.lakewood.cc/AboutUs/NewToLakewood/Pages/NewToLakewood.aspx
- ↑ http://www.cultlink.com/ar/osteen.htm
- ↑ http://www.av1611.org/osteen.html
- ↑ http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/amazing/Osteen_010408.aspx