'The Smiling Preacher'

Schindehette, Susan; Cardwell, Cary; Lang, Anne
June 2005
People;6/6/2005, Vol. 63 Issue 22, p123
Profiles Baptist minister Joel Osteen. Role of Osteen as the head of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas; Report that the church has a yearly budget of $48 million and a weekly attendance of 30,000 people; Plans to move the church to a new facility in a former basketball stadium; Details of Osteen's childhood in Texas, career in ministry; Description of Osteen's marriage and family life; Comments of Osteen on his career and approach to ministry.


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