Joel Osteen Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Spouse, Education, Biography

Joel Osteen Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Spouse, Education, Biography
Joel Osteen Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth March 5, 1963
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Spouse Victoria Osteen

Joel Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author who is best known as the co-pastor of Lakewood Church that was founded by his father in 1959 in Houston, Texas. As of 2018, his televised sermons had been watched by more than 10 million viewers in the US alone and were being broadcast in more than 100 countries on a weekly basis. He has also authored numerous best-selling books.

Born Name

Joel Scott Osteen

Nick Name

The Smiling Preacher

Joel Osteen as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018
Joel Osteen as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018 (Joel Osteen / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Houston, Texas, United States

Residence

River Oaks, Houston, Texas, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Joel had attended the Humble High School, a secondary school in Humble, Texas. After his high school graduation in 1981, he had joined the Oral Roberts University, a private evangelical university in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had studied radio and TV communications there but did not graduate.

Occupation

Pastor, Televangelist, Author

Joel Osteen as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2019
Joel Osteen as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2019 (Joel Osteen / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – John Hillery Osteen (Pastor, TV Personality, Founding Pastor of Lakewood Church) (d. January 23, 1999)
  • Mother – Dolores ‘Dodie’ Osteen (née Pilgrim)
  • Siblings – Lisa Osteen (Older Sister), Paul Osteen (Older Brother) (Vascular Surgeon, Medical Missionary), April Osteen Simons (Younger Sister), Tamara Osteen (Older Sister)
  • Others – Jennifer Osteen (Sister-in-Law), Donald Iloff (Father-in-Law), Georgine Iloff (Mother-in-Law), Donald Iloff Jr. (Brother-in-Law), Willis Jackson Osteen, Sr. (Paternal Grandfather), Ellen Mae Brawner (Paternal Grandmother), Justin Osteen (Half-Brother)

Net Worth

Joel Osteen’s net worth had been $100 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Joel has dated –

  1. Victoria Osteen (1985-Present) – Joel had married author Victoria Osteen (née Iloff) on April 4, 1987. The pair had first met each other in 1985 when Joel had come in to buy a new watch battery at a jewelry store owned by her mother while she was working there. They have 2 children together – a son named Jonathan Osteen and a daughter named Alexandra Osteen (b. 1999). Victoria would later go on to become the co-pastor of Lakewood Church, with Joel.

Joel Osteen and Victoria Osteen, as seen in September 2019
Joel Osteen and Victoria Osteen, as seen in September 2019 (Joel Osteen / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and distant Dutch descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Lanky frame
  • Overgrown, wavy hair
  • Affable smile
  • Clean-shaven look

Religion

Non-Denominational Christianity, Charismatic Christianity, Word of Faith

Joel Osteen as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019
Joel Osteen as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019 (Joel Osteen / Instagram)

Joel Osteen Facts

  1. Joel, after dropping out of Oral Roberts University, had returned to his hometown of Houston in 1982 and had started a TV program through which he could televise his father’s sermons.
  2. His father often used to encourage him to preach as well but he would always decline. He had preferred to work behind the scenes and had continued to produce his father’s TV program until January 17, 1999, when he had finally accepted his father’s suggestion and preached his first sermon. His father passed away 6 days later of a heart attack.
  3. 2 weeks after his father’s death, he had started preaching regularly and was installed as the new senior pastor of Lakewood Church on October 3, 1999. Over the next 15 years, the church’s attendance had swelled from 5,000 to 43,000.
  4. In 2003, the church had acquired the Compaq Center, the former home of the professional basketball team Houston Rockets and the professional ice hockey team Houston Aeros. Joel had renovated the arena at a cost of USD 105 million in more than 15 months.

Featured Image by Joel Osteen / Instagram

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