Victoria Osteen (born Victoria Iloff), is the co-pastor of Lakewood Church and is an author too. She is the wife of Joel Osteen, the senior pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. She was born on March 28, 1961, in Alabama.
Victoria Osteen

Who is Victoria Osteen

Victoria Osteen A life-long Houstonian, Victoria Osteen began her career as a young woman working in her family’s jewelry business; however, the seeds of ministry were planted in her very early on. Growing up, both of her parents were involved in their local church which set a powerful example for Victoria and her older brother, Don.

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Her mother taught Sunday school, and her father was a deacon. As a little girl, Victoria would serve alongside her father, greeting parishioners and helping with the offering. She enjoyed learning about the inner workings of ministry, having no idea at the time that it was her life’s calling.

Many years later, when Victoria met and married Joel, they would regularly accompany 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.

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Her compassion and passion for ministry grew during these years as she faithfully served in many capacities. Now as co-pastor, Victoria is an integral part of each church service and the Night of Hope worship events across the U.S. and abroad.

As a wife and mother of two, Victoria is an inspiration and example to women everywhere 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 age and every stage in life—at home, in relationships, and in the workplace.

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In 2008, Victoria wrote her first book, Love Your Life, which reached #2 on the New York Times bestseller list just two weeks after its October debut, and it was the largest printing by any publisher that year. Victoria is also a children’s author, releasing 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.

In 2010, Victoria’s deep love for reading and families came together when she founded the Victoria Osteen Child Literacy Program to help get books into the hands of children and break the cycle of illiteracy in the home.

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She is also a faithful supporter of community organizations, and the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce honored her with a Community Impact Award because of her contribution locally.

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

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!

Joel and Victoria have two children, Jonathan and Alexandra, who both serve in the ministry with them.

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