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Joel Osteen

AKA Joel Scott Hayley Osteen

Born: 5-Mar-1963
Birthplace: Houston, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Pastor of Lakewood Church, Houston

[1] Pentecostal. Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston since 1999.

Father: John Osteen (pastor, b. 5-Apr-1921, d. 23-Jan-1999, heart attack)
Mother: Dodie
Brother: Paul
Sister: Lisa
Sister: Tamara
Sister: April
Wife: Victoria L. Iloff (m. 4-Apr-1987, one son, one daughter)
Son: Jonathan (b. 1995)
Daughter: Alexandra (b. 1999)

    University: Oral Roberts University (one semester, dropped out)

    Ordained 1992
    Risk Factors: Glossolalia

Official Website:

Author of books:
Your Best Life Now (2004, religion)
Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day (2007, religion)

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