Joking Around – Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen’s father founded “Lakewood Church” on Mother’s Day, 1959. Joel was born four years later. He was a (self described) shy young man who never had any interest in becoming a pastor himself.

He grew up working alongside his 4 siblings in his father’s church which had grown from very humble beginnings.

His father, John Olsteen, started Lakewood Church in an old dusty, abandoned feed store and over the next 40 years it grew to serve approximately 6000 members.

In January of 1999, at the urgings of his father, Joel Osteen gave his first sermon at his father’s church. A week later his father passed on.

Joel decided to take over his father’s position as head pastor due to his wife “Victoria’s” urgings and the support of his entire family.

Today Joel Osteen’s ministry reaches over seven million broadcast media viewers weekly in over 100 nations around the world.

He begins every sermon with an innocent joke. Here is a little clip of a few of them to help you start this weekend with a little chuckle.

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14 Responses to “Joking Around – Joel Osteen”

  1. Anthonia says:

    You have made me laugh again after weeks of sadness due to my husband’s poor health. Thank you so much Mr.Osteen.

  2. Crystal says:

    That was great for laughter can heal and with Our Lord we get a double healing Praise God.

  3. Very amusing stories and here is another one. “God looked at Adam and cast him into a deep sleep. Then he looked at the slumbering Adam and said, “I am sure I can better than this!” Then he created Eve.

  4. Mamie Ramirez says:

    My husband and I love Joel’s ministry. His jokes are always very funny. Thank you, Pastor for reminding us that God is not boring. We can also laugh and have fun as christians.

  5. MARIE says:

    I have been watching Joel right after he got started, been to see him in person and I try to live life positive ,happy and with lots of enthusiaism because of his teachings. What a wonderful person. Now you send him as an Inspiration By God how touching is that .

  6. Rachel says:

    Brother, you are so blessed! God bless u and your family and your MINISTRY FOR THE LORD. Lots of love

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  8. carol cox says:

    LOVELY! amazing the size of his congregation… truly inspiring…God bless his work

  9. daisy says; says:

    i watch Joel Osteen, every Sunday morning. LOVE THE SERMON. He is amazing, May God Bless him and his family.

  10. augustine gayle says:

    This a.m. was a little trying for me. Must confess that this has really changed my emotions. Thank you for this opportunity. God bless Joel Osteen as he continues to spread the word of OUR GOD.

  11. mommameah (ckj) says:

    Thank you for this ‘timely’ message as today,as well as ‘everyday’, the enemies of ‘GOD’s Blessigs, continually,attempt to ‘destroy’ what GOD has blessed.
    I was even more blessed by this e-mail with Joel telling his jokes. Just his ‘smiling’, warm-face alone’ brings’ ‘joy’ as it exudes with God’s Glory’.

    Continual blessings to both yours and their ministries.

  12. granny penny sue says:

    I have watched Joels’ dad John for years, and truly was blessed by his sermons. I continue to watch Joel about 5 times each week, and I have found many times he has a message on what has been troubling me at that time…that truly is my message from God for I receive my answers at that time. May God bless Joel with insight to present to us inspirational messages always. I love seeing his family, and hearing jests about Paul and sisters too.

  13. cynthia says:

    i have waich joel thank you very nice joke funny smile why becausae look point take care ask before
    i do teachin diet bible plewase wait saw tv jesus
    father heaven

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