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Victoria Osteen

Victoria Osteen has always had a passion and energy for life that is contagious. A lifelong Houstonian, Victoria worked in her family's jewelry business and attended the University of Houston. It was in that same jewelry store she met and later married Joel. Joel and Victoria regularly accompanied Joel's father on mission trips to India and around the world, reaching out and serving in some of the most impoverished areas of the globe. Her compassion and passion for ministry grew during these years as she faithfully served in many capacities. As co-pastor of Lakewood Church, Victoria is an integral part of each service and the Night of Hope worship events across the U.S. and abroad.

"A lot of times we see choices in front of us, and we limit ourselves by what we see. God wants us to see His way of doing things. And His way is always greater than our ways."


As a wife and mother of two, Victoria is an inspiration and example to women who are balancing responsibilities both inside and outside the home. She is committed to empowering women, children, and families to connect and grow strong with a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ. This commitment and passion led her to begin the Women’s Ministry at Lakewood Church, which equips women at every stage in life — at home, in relationships, and at the workplace.

"Don’t live in regret. Don’t let lost opportunities make you feel disappointed and discouraged. God is bigger than your lost opportunities. He can still get you where you need to go in life."


Victoria is a New York Times bestselling author. Her first book, “Love Your Life,” was published by Simon & Schuster followed by “Exceptional You!” and “Fearless & Free” — the latter two published by Hatchette. She is also a children’s author, releasing the “My Happy Heart” box set, “Unexpected Treasures,” and “Gifts from the Heart,” which are uplifting Christian children’s books that serve as a resource for parents who desire to raise their children in the knowledge of God’s goodness.

Each week, Victoria hosts a live call-in radio show on Joel Osteen Radio, SiriusXM Channel 128. Her practical, down-to-earth wisdom and personal approach appeal to a wide range of listeners from all walks of life around the world.

"Be prepared, because God is ready to fulfill the dreams and desires He’s placed within your heart. He loves to restore opportunities that once seemed lost forever. And sometimes He brings those opportunities back in ways we haven’t considered or weren’t looking for. It may not always be the way we thought, but if you’ll stay open, God will bless you beyond your wildest dreams."


"The closest thing to the heart of God is people. If we learn to give our best to those who need our time and attention, God will see to it that we get His best in return."


Joel and Victoria have two children, Jonathan and Alexandra, who both serve in the ministry at Lakewood Church. You can find daily inspiration from Victoria on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

"As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude, I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life He has promised you!"