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Joel Osteen is best-known for being the megapastor who has more money than any of us are going to make in a lifetime.  He is 50 years old and runs the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.  But here are a few things about Osteen that you may not know.  Some of this may surprise you:

1)      Osteen’s ministry reaches seven million viewers in over 100 nations around the world.

2)      He was born one of five children, the son of a Baptist minister, John Osteen, founder of the Lakewood Church.

3)      When Joel took over his father’s church in 1999, he’d only preached one time in his life.

4)      During an appearance on Piers Morgan, Osteen said that he’d never attended seminary in his life.

5)      When asked what he thought about homosexuality, Osteen said that he believed it was a sin.

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