Victoria Osteen is an American author. Although she is an author, she is the co-pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. She is famous for being the only wife and wife of the famous American pastor named Joel Osteen. The couple shares two children – a daughter and a son. She is the daughter-in-law of the famous pastor and founding pastor of Lakewood Church named John Osteen.
Victoria Osteen was born on March 28, 1961, in Huntsville, Alabama. She lived near the Marshall Space Flight Center, where her father, Donald Iloff, worked as a mathematician at General Electric and was a member of GE’s Saturn rocket project team.
When Victoria was only two years old, her family moved to Houston, Texas because her father took up a new position at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Growing up in a southeast Houston suburb, she attended the nearby Church of Christ, where her mother, Georgine Iloff, taught Sunday school and her father served as a deacon.
Victoria went to the University of Houston, where she studied psychology while working in her mother’s jewelry business, although she did not get a degree from the university. It was while Osteen was working with her mother in her jewelry store that she met her future husband Joel Osteen in 1985 when he came to her as a customer to buy a new watch battery.
Victoria Osteen career
She is the founder of the Women’s Ministry of Lakewood Church in 2003, where she currently serves as Associate Pastor. She can often be seen speaking on an hour-long program airing on the Daystar Television Network with a live internet feed.
Victoria can also be seen engaging in various activities such as speaking on various topics and expressing her views on Houston radio station 89.3 KSBJ. She regularly supports the organization Feed the Children and The Bridge. Although she is involved in charitable causes and is a well-known co-pastor, Victoria Osteen is a New York Times bestselling author.
She had her first book called Love Your Life published by Simon & Schuster. She later worked on two more books called Exceptional You!. and “Fearless & Free” – later released by Hatchette. She is also a children’s author and has collaborated on the books My Happy Heart, Unexpected Treasures, and Gifts from the Heart.
All of her books about children serve as a resource for parents to help them raise their children in the knowledge of God’s goodness. Victoria Osteen hosts a live call-in radio show on SiriusXM Channel 128 – owned by Joel Osteen. She has garnered a huge audience through her down-to-earth wisdom and personal approach.
Victoria Osteen biography
|Real name||Victoria East|
|Date of birth||March 28, 1961|
|Age (as of 2022)||61 years|
|Place of birth||Huntsville, Alabama, USA|
|University||University of Houston|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 58kg – in pounds – 127 pounds|
Victoria Osteen Family
|Brothers||Donald Iloff Jr.|
|Who is Victoria Osteen’s husband?||Joel East|
|children||Two (Jonathan & Alexandra Osteen)|
At the age of 26, Victoria Osteen married Joel Osteen, with whom she shared the position of pastor for Lakewood Church. The couple married on April 4, 1987, and have raised two children together, the eldest being a son and the youngest being a daughter. According to her website, Victoria reveals that she is a wife and mother.
With her words about Jesus, she has set an inspiring example for different women out there both inside and outside the home. She has always been committed to the strengthening of women, children, and families, helping them grow strong with a foundation and trust in the name of Jesus Christ. Her dedication and passion led to the beginning of women’s ministry at Lakewood Church.
Victoria Osteen net worth
Osteen’s first book, Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole, was released for sale on October 14, 2008, and debuted at #2 on the New York Best Seller list. The book was published with around 750,000 copies with the largest circulation of the US publisher in 2008.
According to sources, Victoria and Joel Osteen together have an estimated net worth of around $100 million. The couple shares a $10.5 million, 17,000 square foot home in River, Oaks, Houston. The couple together owns another home in Tanglewood, Houston that is valued at $2.9 million.