Joel Osteen to hold event at Marlins Park

Osteen holding book signing in Coral Gables

Published On: Oct 15 2012 03:31:39 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2012 01:12:33 AM EDT
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -

Pastor Joel Osteen announced his ministry is holding its annual "America's Night of Hope" at Marlins Park.

"We're trying to lift spirits. Everyone needs that," said Osteen. "It's about inspiring and keeping the movement forward."

The event will be held on April 20, 2013.

"To see this stadium full, I feel humble and rewarded," said Osteen.

About 37,000 people are expected at Marlins Park for the event.

"People in Miami are amazing. Love the diversity," said Osteen. "It's just a great community, and they're happy."

This year marks the fifth annual event with prior events being held at Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium, U.S. Cellular Field, and Nationals Park.

Osteen has been preaching since 1999.

Osteen is also holding a book signing at Barnes & Noble at 152 Miracle Mile beginning at 7 p.m. Monday.