Joel Osteen
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"Joel Scott Osteen" is an American preacher, televangelist, author, and the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, the List of the largest Protestant churches in the United States/largest Protestant church in the United States, in Houston, Texas. His televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries. Osteen has written five New York Times Bestselling books. He has been widely nicknamed "The Smiling Preacher".

In 2004, his first book, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential/Your Best Life Now, was released by Time Warner and debuted at the top of the The New York Times Best Seller list/The New York Times Best Seller list. The book remained a The New York Times Best Seller for more than 200 weeks.

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