Rumors were rife and widespread that the well known Christian pastor Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria Osteen’s marriage have hit the rocks, which might end up in the couple getting divorced. Well, let us put this speculation at rest as such rumors are completely untrue and baseless, and the couple is very much enjoying their married life.
For those unaware, Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author from Houston, Texas. Also known as ‘most popular preacher on the planet,’ Osteen has been listed as ‘One of the most influential religious leaders in the world.’
After completing his graduation from High School and studying Radio and Television, Joel Osteen returned to Houston and began Lakewood’s television program to produce his father’s televised sermons, who was then the senior pardon of Lakewood Church.
In January 1999, John Osteen died of heart attack, hence making his son Joel Osteen the senior pastor of Lakewood Church later that year.
Osteen was included in Barbara Walter’s list of the ‘10 most fascinating people of 2006’. His televised sermons were seen by nearly 10 million viewers in the USA and several million more in various other countries weekly in 2018. He is author of seven books that have topped New York Times bestselling books.
He married Victoria Osteen (formerly Iloff) on April 4, 1987, and have two children, a son, and a daughter.
Victoria moved to Houston when she was two years old as her father joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As she grew up, her mother started teaching Sunday school, and her father served as a deacon in the Church of Christ, which was a relatively conservative Church. Victoria studied psychology and helped her mother in the jewelry business, where she met Joel Osteen. After seeing each other for two years, the couple decided to exchange marital vows.
Victoria Osteen founded and served as co-parson of Lakewood Church women’s ministry since 2003. She has been supporting the organizations‘ Feed the Children’ and ‘The Bridge.’ As of now, she has published two books with her debut book being listed as second on the New York Times bestselling books.
The couple has always been tightly lipped regarding their private lives, and they might be facing their share of ups and downs like every other couple, but they are very much together after nearly three decades after joining into matrimony. We dearly hope that the lovely couple enjoys many more years of togetherness.