Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, a 17,000-seat facility located in in Houston, TX, is right near where Hurricane Harvey hit and where many locals were displaced by sky-high flooding.
However, Osteen’s church is bone dry and he’s officially closed the premises to anyone looking for shelter.
Osteen and his wife, Victoria, are pastors of the nondenominational congregation located in the former Compaq Center. Lakewood Church is situated roughly six miles from downtown Houston and is on Highway 59 which has arteries to and from the Interstate 610 Loop, Interstate 45, and Highway 288.
The Compaq Center was home to the Houston Rockets and hosted other events prior to the campus being acquired by Osteen’s church.
After the tropical storm and hurricane rocked the city on Friday, Osteen tweeted, “Victoria & I are praying for everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please join us as we pray for the safety of our Texas friends & family.”
The response to Osteen’s request to have others join he and his wife in prayer for the flood and hurricane victims was met with instant ridicule and criticism on Twitter. Here are some responses in Twitter Moments linked here. Even another clergyman, Pastor Greg Locke, tweeted, “Joel Osteen, as a Pastor you have a huge obligation to show the love of Christ at this very moment.”
Locke, tweeted, “Joel Osteen, as a Pastor you have a huge obligation to show the love of Christ at this very moment.”
Melissa G @Isserella tweeted this:
— Melissa G (@Isserella) August 29, 2017
Here is a screenshot of a few other responses to Osteen’s Tweet requesting that others join him and his wife in prayer.
— Terrence Williams (@w_terrence) August 28, 2017
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