Joel and Victoria Osteen Joel Osteen is the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, which, according to Forbes Magazine and Church Growth Today is the largest church in the United States. Joel’s weekly sermons are broadcast into every U.S. city through dozens of local television stations and cable networks. According to Nielsen Media Research Joel is the most watched minister in America. In addition, his sermons are broadcast via satellite and cable into almost 100 nations around the world. Joel is also a bestselling author. His first book, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full
Potential has been a New York Times bestseller since its release in 2004 with more than 4 million
copies sold in the U.S. Your Best Life Now is distributed worldwide in 19 different languages. Joel’s second book is scheduled to be released in October of 2007. Most recently, Joel was named as one of Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People for 2006,” and he was selected as the “Most Influential Christian in 2006” by the readers of Church Report Magazine. Victoria Osteen has always had a passion and energy for life that is contagious. A life-long Houstonian, Victoria began her career in her family's business. Now as a supportive wife and mother of two children, Victoria is an inspiration and mentor to women everywhere. She is committed to helping women, children and families discover their purpose and reach their highest potential in Christ. Under Pastor Joel and Victoria's leadership, Lakewood Church has grown in every area of ministry and has become the largest, fastest growing and most diverse congregations in America today with nearly 40,000 attending services each week.