Most prominent megachurch to return $4.4M in PPP loans

Texas 10/11/21, 05:40

Joel Osteen, a celebrity preacher of the country's biggest megachurches, will refund $4.4 million in COVID-19 catastrophe loans intended for small firms in PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans. In December 2020, the church's expenditures were scrutinized—Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, has 368 full-time and part-time staffers, making it the country's most prominent megachurch. Some ...

Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen

U.S. 11/17/19, 10:34

Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday, Nov. 17,  that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service of fame and money but “in service to God.” West spoke to a packed crowd of about 16,000 people at Lakewood Church’s ...

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