August 29, 2017 – Pastor Joel Osteen Denies Closing LockwoodChurch On Hurricane Harvey Victims, Releases Official Statement
Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church yesterday faced barrage of criticism from Houston residents for allegedly shutting the church on Hurricane Harvey victims.
The church located in Houston which has been hit by the hurricane, had announced cancellation on its services for Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27 respectively due to the weather impact of the storm.
Joel Osteen has however debunked the report that Lakewood closed its doors on victims. He stated that the church is opened and will continue to be a major distribution center for those in need.
Pastor Osteen added that the church is prepared to house victims once shelters reached capacity.