Megachurches

The Culture |
October 31, 2007

Joel Osteen

“I have got something that God has entrusted me with, and I have to make the most of it in helping other people.”

Being Texan |
July 31, 2005

Prime Minister

The fastest-growing church in the world. The biggest congregation this side of the Vatican. The highest ratings of any religious broadcaster. One of the best-selling religious books in years. Can Joel Osteen get an “Amen”?

Being Texan |
August 31, 1996

In God We Bust

Since the late eighties, dozens of big churches in Texas have put rapid growth ahead of financial health. Austin’s Great Hills Baptist is only the latest to pay the price.