Who is Joel Osteen Married to? All The Details On His Married Life!
Joel Scott Osteen is an American televangelist, pastor, theologian, speaker, businessman but mostly known for being an amazing author who has attracted millions of followers with best-selling books with his positive preachings.
Joel Osteen was born on March 5, 1963, in Houston, Texas, to John Osteen and Dolores Pilgrim. Joel's father was a former pastor who had founded a church in Texas.
Joel, like most children, took after his father's occupation and has successfully capitalized his skills by making books on it and televising his sermons, which is a big hit in America. Keep reading to uncover Joel's life as a married man and a millionaire pastor.
Who Is Joel Osteen Married to?
The 58-year-old pastor tied the knot with Victoria Osteen on April4, 1987. According to sources, the duo met in the early 1980s when Victoria used to work at her mother's jewelry shop where Joel had come to buy a watch battery. They dated for a while before finally making it official.
Joel Osteen is married to Victoria Osteen, who is a fellow author and pastor. Photo Source: Cleveland
Victoria is also an author and co-pastor of Lakewood Church, along with her husband. The couple, in many interviews, has talked about how they didn't have all this planned, and they sort of grew together in their collective endeavors. They share a daughter and son together named Jonathan and Alexandra.
Joel and Victoria's marriage and partnership appear like the perfect bond without a crack; the couple has dodged all scandals and criticism and been married for 3 decades now. But people have argued that it is their religious obligation and their celebrity status that they are portraying a perfect image in public.
Joel and Victoria, with their capitalized ministry, have reportedly accumulated a $100 million fortune. And the couple with their children live in their lavish $10.5 million worth mansion in Lakewood.
Joel Osteen's Controversies
Also tagged as a smiling preacher, Joel has suffered a fair share of controversies in the past, and rightly so. Joel is mostly condemned for his prosperity gospel and giving too much importance to it.
His like-minded wife had faced quite the backlash for her statement, "don't "obey God" for the sake of God. Rather, it's for personal benefits."
Joel and Victoria together have an estimated net worth of $100 million. Photo Source:Nickisswift
Joel Osteen, in his interview with CNN, said,in the past, "Wives, don't look good for everybody else. Look good for your husband."
He had previously in his career said that wives should go to Victoria's Secret and pick something sexy, but he didn't mention what a husband is supposed to do to appease his wife, or maybe God has assigned the sexist task specifically for wives alone.
Joel Osteen's Career
Raised in Houston, Joel had never aimed to become a pastor. He wanted to pursue a career in television production.
It was because of his father's persistence and degrading health that he took upon preaching, and soon after his father's demise, he was given the full leadership of Lakewood church. He reached millions of viewers around the world with the televised weekly service at Lakewood church.
Joel Osteen and Victoria are co-pastors at Lakewood church in Texas. Photo Source: Huffpost
Joel started to pursue his writing career while managing the church. His book "‘Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential" became an instant hit, after which he has released a number of best-sellers.