Many of us could benefit from the positive and uplifting messages of this church. But there are a couple of downsides I can't help but point out. A heavy amount of importance is placed on giving a tithe. They even believe God can't bless you if you don't tithe. Also, if you have an illness and are not miraculously healed, they look down on you like you are doing something wrong.Like this review?Yes|Flag Abuse
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- The first meeting of Lakewood Church was held in a converted feed store on the outskirts of Houston on Mother's Day, 1959. Known throughout the world as a model for racial harmony and diversity, Lakewood Church has become a congregation of nearly equal numbers of Caucasian, Hispanic and African-American members. Every month, Lakewood reaches out to thousands of people through worship services, children's and student's classes, and educational and community outreaches. Lakewood's hand of ministry reaches out through special outreach programs for the hearing-impaired, foreign visitors, homeless, unwed mothers, hospitals, prisons and gangs.
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Sometimes we think the volunteers are very rude just because they have to help prepare everything at the church runs smoothly. I used to think that way too. I had a visitor who came to visit from Indonesia and wanted to attend Lakewood by the time he was queuing to have Joel Books autographed, a volunteer said no more because it was too long already, please come again next week. he was going back to Indonesia t... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag Abuse
To those folks who had a bad experience at Lakewood, I'm truly sorry. Hopefully you will stop and realize that Satan and his minions are especially busy in God-centered places like Lakewood. Give it another try--with an open heart. I'm an old woman and I've observed that churches don't grow and prosper like Lakewood if they are not on the right track--moving within God's will and purpose. We ... view moreLike this review?Yes  (1)|Flag Abuse
I was having an exceptionally rough couple of weeks. I had been in the hospital 5 days, after just moving to Houston. I had no family or friends around and came to Lakewood for the 2nd time. (once before I had gone into the hospital - and this evening) Victoria was very uplifting and encouraging and so was Joel. He had said something about volunteering in his message, which appealed to me so I was going to sign ... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
I heard that people from all over the world come to Lakewood because they watch the service on TV. They want to see it live. Why would anyone want to do that if they live in Houston? Joel is a wonderful preacher. I liked his dad but I prefer Joel. I usually go to the 10am Bible study, 11:00 am service and after that our bible study group goes out to lunch. We usually try different places but we really enjoy walking ... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
i havent been to this church since i was in sunday school with joel and his dad was pastor . i went with my family tonite 3/26/2011 to get my new husband and 7 yr old boy baptised. so i brought the appropriate appareal swimsuit etc . we got dressed and this old guy was telling me i should wear this ugly garment and ii told him no thank you , and his face got really angry and being really mean to me . i was happy with... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
I know that this church gets a ton of critisism. But this is a church with a big heart.\r The incredible spirit of love that just oozes out of their doors is not something you can really pick up on when watching the television program. People tell me all the time after visiting for the first time, ""I've watched Joel on Tv for years, but it's nothing compared to all this""\r It's like you think you know what you're... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
I remember the first time Joel preached after John' s passing. I remember the trembling sincerity I sensed,that has never changed despite the fame. People equate Joel to the Antichrist and Satan's spokesperson of misguided doctrines. I see a man of God anointed to preach the good news to the poor and treated much as was Jesus by the religious experts of His day. Jesus said to do what Joel and his Church are doing.The... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
I have been attending this church on and off for five years - the messages and the experiences I've had here have changed my life for the better. To me, the perspective a person has about Lakewood says a lot about where they are in their own walk with Christ. Of course not everyone is going to like every church, no place is 100% perfect and that is okay; but I believe people should not criticize so harshly. Critical ... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch