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Joel Osteen

Joel Scott Hayley Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is a bestselling author, and the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. After 17 years with his father, producing the church's television program, Joel succeeded his father on October 3, 1999 as pastor of Lakewood Church. Joel had only preached once in his life, the week before his father's death. Today, Lakewood Church services, led by Pastor Joel Osteen, are seen in over 100 nations around the world. Joel Osteen's first book, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, was released in October 2004. In December 2006, he was named one of the year's "Ten Most Fascinating People" by Barbara Walters. Photo taken in Nashville TN, May 2007

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Taken on May 18, 2007