Victoria Osteen has always had a passion and energy for life that is contagious.
Working alongside her husband, Pastor Joel Osteen, Victoria serves as co-pastor of Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas.
Under Pastor Joel and Victoria's leadership, Lakewood Church has grown in every area of ministry and has become the largest and most diverse congregation in America today with over 40,000 attending weekly services.
As co-pastor, Victoria is an integral part of each service at Lakewood and Joel Osteen’s worship events across the U.S. As a wife and a mother of two children, Victoria is an inspiration and mentor to women everywhere. She is committed to helping women, children and families discover their purpose and reach their highest potential in Christ.
Her desire to meet the needs of women led her to found the Women’s Ministry at Lakewood Church to strengthen and develop the lives of married, single and professional women. Victoria also supports The Bridge (a battered women’s shelter) and Feed the Children. The Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce honored Victoria Osteen with a Community Impact Award in 2006.
A life-long Houstonian, Victoria attended the University of Houston while working as a senior buyer in her family's fine-jewelry business. In 1986, her life changed when she met Joel for the first time. A year and a half later, they were married and she left her family's business to devote herself to full-time ministry. She soon began traveling to the world's most impoverished villages in countries such as India, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
In October of 2008, Simon and Schuster released Victoria's first book Love Your Life which quickly became a New York Times bestseller. Victoria recently released her first children’s books Unexpected Treasures and My Happy Heart box set. For more information about Victoria, go to www.victoriaosteen.com.