Joel Osteen is the Pastor of the Lakewood Church In Houston
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Ed Gonzalez said on X, platform formerly known as Twitter: “It is believed that a possible shooter is down, shot by one of our deputy’s on-scene.” The Houston Police Department added: “HPD is responding to reports of a shooting at 3700 Southwest Freeway. This is an ongoing, active scene. Please avoid the area.”
The Lakewood Church has services every Sunday at 8:30 and 11 AM local time., according to its website. At around 2 PM, the Spanish-speaking service had begun when the shooting incident took place. A witness told Eyewitness News that she heard several shots being fired in the choir room.
“The whole church started praying and declaring Jesus’ name. I was like, ‘This might be the last time I get to pray, that I get to glorify the name of Jesus, so I’m going to do this,'” she told the news outlet.
Who is Joel Osteen?
Joel Osteen is a popular American pastor. According to his website, the 60-year-old was raised in Houston, Texas with his parents in a full-time ministry. “As a young man, his training and interests were behind the scenes in television production, though he was close to his father in ministry,” his website says.
Osteen is married to Victoria Iloff and the couple has two children.