Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Opens Up About How Much Money It Spends Each Year

Joel Osteen speaks with those seeking refuge from Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Joel Osteen speaks with those seeking refuge from Hurricane Harvey in 2017. (Joel Osteen Ministries/Facebook)

Pastor Joel Osteen is frequently seen in the news for the ways he spends his money, both personally and at his churches.

Recently, Lakewood Church, Osteen's megachurch in Houston, Texas, released last year's financial statement, which outlined where and how it spends its $90 million budget.

The megachurch noted in its report that it spends $31.7 million on weekly services and programs, another $6.7 million on the events that surround the church's Night of Hope and another $25.1 million on its television ministry.

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