John Osteen

Born Aug 21, 1921

John Hillery Osteen was the first pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, from its beginnings in 1959 until his death in 1999 of a heart attack. His son Joel Osteen succeeded him. Osteen earned his bachelors degree from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and his Masters degree from Northern Baptist Seminary. He also held a Doctorate of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University.… Read More

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1921 Birth Born on August 21, 1921.


1999 77 Years Old On January 23, 1999 he died after a heart attack at the age of 77. … Read More
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