OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced it has given an eight-episode series order to “The Book of John” (working title) from Leftfield Pictures, a weekly one-hour dramedy docu-series featuring the life of John Gray, associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s world-famous Lakewood Church here in Houston, Texas. The series will join the network’s popular Saturday night programming […]

  via:christianpost   The number of megachurches may have exploded in the U.S. over the last few decades but the landscape is changing and people are seemingly less attracted to the big box churches or the “come and see” experience, two pastors observed.   “The megachurch is kind of like the great shopping malls of […]

  via:christianpost   Pastor Joel Osteen has recently spoken on his sometimes criticized approach to preaching, saying that ultimately the opportunity to impact his fellow man is the most important part of his ministry, as it is both “humbling and rewarding.” The Blaze’s faith editor, Billy Hallowell, asked Osteen about his approach to evangelism, which […]

  By: R. Albert Mohler, Jr.   via:christianpost   The emergence of the megachurch as a model of metropolitan ministry is one of the defining marks of evangelical Christianity in the United States. Megachurches – huge congregations that attract thousands of worshipers – arrived on the scene in the 1970s and quickly became engines of […]

Matthew Barnett arrived in Los Angeles 17 years ago hoping to turn around a nearly dead church. When not one soul showed up for a Sunday-night service, he decided that perhaps that church wasn’t the cause he was supposed to take up. When he reached out to the people who lived desperate lives in the […]

Houston Gospel artist Israel Houghton is once again Grammy bound. Israel and his band, New Breed, are signed with Integrity Music. Houghton is a well-known worship leader at Lakewood Church. He has a