What Denomination Is Joel Osteen?


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Joel Osteen is the founder of Lakewood Church, a non-denominational church in Houston, Texas. Lakewood Church has the largest congregation in the country and is officially autonomous, not being formally aligned with any of the established religious denominations.

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Joel Osteen is a pastor and author of five New York Time bestselling books. He is famous for his unique preaching style and mainly focuses on the goodness of God rather than on the repercussions that sins could have on an individual. Osteen was born in a Baptist family and his father was a pastor who founded the original Lakewood Church, which began as a Baptist church and became non-denominational. According to an interview with the Christian Post, Osteen believes that making the Scripture relevant is more important than denominations.

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