I'm usually very careful about that, but yesterday I let my guard down for just a moment and I ended up reading a Joel Osteen tweet. It said:. I was confused. Release me into a new level of my destiny? What does that mean?
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Joel Scott Osteen born March 5,  is an American pastor , televangelist , businessperson and author , based in Houston, Texas. As of , Osteen's televised sermons were seen by approximately 10 million viewers in the US and several million more in over countries weekly. His father, a former Southern Baptist pastor, founded Lakewood Church of which Osteen is the current senior pastor in the back of an old feed store. Osteen's father encouraged him to preach for many years, but he declined, preferring to work behind the scenes until January 17, , when he accepted his father's suggestion and preached his first sermon. John Osteen died six days later of a heart attack.
Joel Osteen Pressed on Homosexuality; Says He Didn't 'Choose to Be Straight'
The U. Multiple evangelical churches received millions as well. COVID guidelines have now cut attendance down to percent capacity. However, as the shutdown persisted month after month, given the economic uncertainty, Lakewood finally applied for the PPP loan and has been able to provide full salaries and benefits including health insurance coverage to all of its employees and their families.
Evangelical Christian pastor Joel Osteen attempted to defend his views on homosexuality in a televised interview Thursday, saying that he believes homosexuality is a sin and not "God's best. Osteen began the interview by referencing his new book, I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life , saying that his goal as a pastor is to lift his congregants up, and instill a good sense of self-image in each one of his service attendees. Soledad O'Brien, host of CNN's "Starting Point," then steered the conversation toward the subject of homosexuality, asking Osteen if he believes that homosexuality is a sin. Osteen responded by telling O'Brien that although he does believe that homosexuality is a sin according to the Bible, he does not focus on the subject in his sermons as much as he does in interviews.