Plumber discovers money in wall of Joel Osteen’s church, years after $600K burglary, report says
Back in 2014, a big headline in Texas involved hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from a safe at Joel Osteen’s megachurch, Lakewood Church, in Houston. Now, seven years later, another bombshell has dropped.
Megachurch With Ferrari-Driving Pastor Gives Back $4.4M Pandemic Loan
Joe Raedle/GettyA Houston megachurch, whose celebrity pastor is reportedly worth $50 million, has repaid the federal government $4.4 million in pandemic loans after going viral for the outrageous handout. Lakewood Church, which is tax-exempt like most religious institutions, took $4.4 million in taxpayer-funded Paycheck Protection Program loans at the height of the COVID pandemic last year—all while senior pastor Joel Osteen flaunted his insane wealth. It caused “Osteen” and “Ferrari” to trend onews.yahoo.com
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In Search of Inspiration: Tyler Perry
By Spence FinlaysonNASSAU, Bahamas I have always admired Tyler Perry and last year I bought his book Higher is Waiting and I literally could not put this book down. While watching him preach, I said to Tyler Perry myself wow, this man is loaded with gifts and talents.In the introduction of his book, Tyler Perry writes Ever since I was a little boy Ive known that there was something greater than myself, something bigger, something stronger, and something higher. In the fall of 2016, Tyler debuted a brand new series and political drama, Too Close to Home, on TLC. Not one to rest on his successes, in 2015 Tyler Perry Studios announced plans to expand operations in Atlanta with the acquisition of Fort McPherson. With that, Tyler Perry Studios welcomes more than 400 job opportunities to the Atlanta community across Tylers productions, as well as major feature films and television shows.sflcn.com
Kanye West is performing at Joel Osteen's megachurch
(CNN) - A small army of armchair entrepreneurs have taken to Craigslist and Twitter offering tickets to see Kanye West perform at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church on Sunday for as much as $250 each. ET "Sunday Service" performance in Houston. This is an issue we've been dealing with for years and years," Iloff said regarding the scalping of tickets. West's "Sunday Service" performances have included exuberant versions of hits like "Jesus Walks" and a handful of gospel songs, as was the case in Chicago in September. Lakewood, which was once the Compaq Center sports arena, can hold 16,000 people for the performance, Iloff said.
Kanye West is set to appear at Joel Osteen's church
(CNN) - Kanye West is reportedly bringing a bit of his Sunday Service to Joel Osteen's megachurch. The rapper will visit the pastor's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, a representative for the church told the Houston Chronicle Tuesday. West has been promoting his new album, "Jesus Is King," and performing with his choir in various cities. Iloff said the idea to have West visit Osteen's church came together while the rapper was in town for the festival. West recently appeared at The Forum arena in Inglewood, California, and at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.