Okay, this is going to be my only thread about Joel Osteen. If it gets locked, no more will be created. Let's stay civil about this. Let's not talk about what we know to be true/not true about him. Anyway, let's get chatting. I like him because he is a positive person. He also talks about the bible in a positive way too. It makes lots of people come to know about Jesus in a good light. What do those of you who know Joel's teachings like about him? I like also the music he has the people sing. They know how to get the crowd going. It makes me feel good seeing that he does that. I've noticed too that he gets emotional sometimes. It's okay. I do when I see him cry. He picks on himself about it. He really loved his father, I think his name was John. Lakewood was started in a feed store with dirt and hay on the ground with 90 people. Now it's in the former Compaq center, and it probably has in my estimation 30,000 people. I will look that up for you. Anyway, your turn guys to say what you like about Joel. Here's a Wikipedia article about Lakewood Church. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood_Church Hope you enjoy reading it.