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“Discover the Champion in You!” TBN Broadcasts Weekly Inspirational Messages from America’s Largest Church


December 14 (Los Angeles) ---“Discover the Champion in You!” That is the resounding message of the Word of God echoed in the teachings of Pastor Joel Osteen, pastor of America’s largest church—Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Pastor Osteen’s inspirational messages from Lakewood Church are broadcast each week on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)—America’s most-watched faith channel.

“We’re excited to give our viewers a front row seat to hear from one of America’s most inspirational pastors,” declares Paul Crouch, Jr., Vice President of Administration at TBN. “Pastor Osteen brings a real message of hope and encouragement that people can apply to their lives.

In a recent interview, Osteen was asked to discuss the biggest problems that people come to him with. “I would say it’s relationships,” declares Osteen. “People are discouraged, beaten down. Relationships, finances, health [are] probably the big categories.”

To help people successfully thrive in today’s world, Osteen offers a vision of hope—hope that is based on God’s plan for their lives.

“You’ve got to believe that God is in control of your life,” he says. “It may be a tough time, but you’ve got to believe that God has a reason for it and he’s going to make everything good.”

That’s where faith comes in according to Osteen. “It’s up to us to stay in that attitude of faith. God works where there’s faith. And faith to me is having a positive outlook, believing that things are going to get better and expecting good things in life. God has given you the strength to endure a tough time. God’s there for you. Call on him, believe in his strength.”

Lakewood Church is listed as America’s largest and fastest growing church by and Outreach Magazine. With its 25,000 weekly attendees, Lakewood continues to push new boundaries of ministry as it takes a life-changing message of hope to a hopeless world. Founded by Joel’s father, John Osteen, Lakewood is currently constructing one of the largest ministry facilities in the country. With completion expected in 2005, the new Lakewood facility, with a 16,000 seat Sports and Concert Arena, will provide a world-class venue for entertainment, personal enrichment, and family growth.

Joel Osteen can be seen on TBN on Sundays at 5:00 PM, Mondays at 9:30 PM, and Fridays at 6:00 PM (PST).

TBN produces more original Christian programs than any other religious network. The vast array of programs include gospel music concerts out of Nashville, “Live” coverage of major Christian events, informative talk shows with exciting guests, and Health and Nutrition programs with Christian family doctors. TBN also offers children’s shows with positive and uplifting moral values, hot contemporary Christian music videos for Gen-X’ers, and marriage enrichment series designed to strengthen the family. The network also features gala Holiday specials, inspiring Christian dramas, movies, and worship services from America’s largest churches—and more

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