Victoria Osteen Wiki – Victoria Osteen Biography
Victoria Osteen and Joel Osteen are streaming multiple Lakewood Church services throughout Easter weekend. Because of social distancing guidelines set in place for Americans, individuals will not be able to enjoy traditional church services in person during this religious holiday.
The services are set to stream live on Easter Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, and Easter Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET and 12:00 p.m. ET. The services will be streamed on different platforms — they are available on the Lakewood Church website, the church’s Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
Victoria Osteen Early Life, Family, Parents
Victoria, whose maiden name is Iloff, was born on March 28, 1961, in Huntsville, Alabama, near the Marshall Space Flight Center. Her father, Donald Iloff, worked for General Electric as a mathematician, and he was a part of the company’s Saturn rocket project.
Victoria’s mom, Georgine Iloff, taught Sunday School and she owns the jewelry shop Iloff Jewelers. At the age of two, her family moved to Houston when Donald got a job with NASA.
Joel and Victoria Osteen are co-pastors at the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Joel’s father John Osteen was the founding pastor of Lakewood Church.
Who is Joel Osteen
Joel attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to study radio and television communications, but he didn’t graduate. He came back home to Houston and started Lakewood Church’s televised programming in 1982, which included sermons from his father in a show called John Osteen.
He started preaching at Lakewood Church in 1999, six days before his father died. Within a year of his dad’s passing, Joel was promoted to Lakewood Church’s senior pastor.
Victoria Osteen and Joel Osteen Marrige
In a blog Victoria wrote in 2016, she spoke about her marriage with Joel. She said, “Joel and I have been married nearly 30 years. When I think about all that has happened over the years, I am truly amazed. Joel and I have a wonderful relationship. He is such a great husband, and he tells me that I am a great wife. As good as Joel is, our marriage wasn’t built on Joel being perfect. It wasn’t built on me being perfect. It wasn’t built on us agreeing on everything. We don’t wake up in the morning and say, ‘Today, if you do everything right, I’ll love you.’”
Victoria Osteen and Joel Osteen Children
Joel and Victoria have two children together, 24-year-old Jonathan Osteen and 21-year-old Alexandra Osteen. Both are talented musicians and they have been involved with Lakewood their entire lives. They are a part of Lakewood Church’s band LYA. Jonathan currently delivers sermons for youth members on Sunday nights.
Victoria Osteen and Joel Osteen Books
In 2008, Victoria came out with her first book, titled Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole. In the book, Victoria draws from her personal experiences in life and speaks about her journey with faith, and how she has been shaped by it.
She has also come out with other books, including Daily Readings from Love Your Life: Devotions for Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole, and children’s books Unexpected Treasures and Gifts from the Heart.
Joel is the author of many books as well. His first book, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, was published in 2004 and it hit number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. He has come out with more than a dozen books since then, including 2008’s Good, Better, Blessed: Living with Purpose, Power and Passion and his most recent book, 2018’s Next Level Thinking: 10 Powerful Thoughts for a Successful and Abundant Life.