Joel Osteen

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The IRS Says Daystar, the Bedford-Based Televangelism Empire, Is Actually a Church

    Daystar is that low-budget religious channel that you flip past when you're searching for something watchable on TV. You might have lingered for a few seconds once or twice, momentarily transfixed by Joel Osteen's hair, but only as long as it takes for your brain to kick back into gear. Don't be fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Joel Osteen and His Wife Will "Double Team" Dallas as Part of T.D. Jakes' MegaFest

    MegaFest, Bishop T.D. Jakes' massive annual gathering of evangelical Christians, is a pretty big deal, a $10 million production that draws 100,000 incredibly well-behaved visitors. The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau was so stoked when Jakes decided to move the festival to Dallas, it chipped in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Prosecution Hands Over Key Witness to Defense Without Proving Don Hill's Guilt, Bolsters Case Against D'Angelo Lee

    Sam MertenD'Angelo Lee crosses Commerce Street in front of the Earle Cabell Federal Building Thursday afternoon.The second full day of testimony from affordable housing developer Brian Potashnik strengthened the prosecution's case against former city plan commissioner D'Angelo Lee in the City Hall c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Snakes and Jakes

    Reuben Armstrong and Bill Cosby, who is clearly a good friend Reuben Armstrong is a local talk-show host -- his program's on the Web, from the looks of it -- and this week, he says he was supposed to publish a book called Snakes in the Pulpit. In it, he says, "Bishop T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, Eddie L ... More >>

  • News

    May 10, 2007

    Old-Time Religion and New Americans

    Hispanic evangelical leaders join to push for compassionate immigration reform

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2007

    God's Favorites

    This Arlington attorney is one of the most powerful Christians in the country. Who, just who is Frank Sommerville? Keep readin'. Five folks with local ties -- well, six, if you count Your President -- have made The Church Report's list of the "The 50 Most Influential Christians in America." (Alas, n ... More >>

  • News

    August 3, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006

    A Holy Mess

    Daystar, a local broadcaster that carries T.D. Jakes, is having trouble getting blessed to air in Los Angeles. Daystar Television Network--the Marcus Lamb-owned powerhouse that bought KDTN-Channel 2 from KERA in 2003 for some $20 mil and has some 50 million viewers worldwide, so it claims--wants to ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    The 10 Percent Doctrine

    A preacher uses tithing to build a Latino megachurch